The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Hair, Hair, Hair!

Let me start with a little update on Punk's new hair. He came home from school Monday and told me that some kids at school were making fun of his hair. :( I asked him how he felt about it (sad) and whether he still liked his hair the way it is (yes). Later, he told A about it. A asked what he did when the kids said those things. "I told them they hurt my feelings." Pretty good response. Now that it's been a couple of days, it seems to be okay. We'll see how long he wants to keep the "bald" look.
At Pea's preschool each week the study a new letter. Each letter is represented by a Letter Person with certain characteristics. So far they've had Mr T with Tall Teeth, Mr F with Funny Feet and Mr M with the Munchy Mouth. This week is Mr H with Horrible Hair, so today everyone is to come in with horrible hair.

It's hard to make nice hair look horrible temporarily, but I think Pea and I did a pretty good job!

To see Punk's horrible hair from last year, click here.

Now, while we're on the topic of hair, mine's making me a little crazy. I'm growing it out for A, but it's so tempting to cut it all off! My remedy is to get a trim and pink extension in October (they have them in October in a way that benefits breast cancer awareness). Whatcha think?


My Man and Me

My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001


ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004


ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007


ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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Round Two Timeline

  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued