Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hands and feet!

Each year we make something so I can have Olivia's handprint/footprint.  This year, I decided we would use a canvas and make the 3 wise men and Jesus in the manger.  I love how it turned out!!!  This is one that I will pull out year after year.  Thanks pinterest for the great idea! 

Friday, November 29, 2013

November 6th

...was a big day at our house.  After 21 months of waiting, waiting, and more waiting, we received some great news!!!  "You have a court date!"  We found out that we would be meeting our boy exactly one month from November 6th.  With everything going on, I have not stopped long enough to blog, but I definitely want this documented!!!  It still seems incredibly surreal.  Tickets are booked, care packages have arrived, hotel is booked, and we leave in 5 days, but it doesn't seem real!  We got some pictures later in the day that I was surprised to get, but later found out the reason we got pictures was because he had gone to the agency due to some dental trouble.  So, he doesn't look well in these pictures, but at least we got to put our eyes on him. 

We will see him for one hour on the 6th, one hour on the 9th, appear in court on the 11th and fly home the 12th.  What a whirlwind trip!  We then come home and wait for final approval.  It looks like they are having court dates even on Christmas Eve, so maybe we will get that approval.  Unfortunately, tickets are astronomically expensive then, so we will have to wait until they go down to go back.  We have to be there this time due to court, but our return trip we can ask for the extension due to finances, but it kills me to wait even an extra day after waiting so long. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Halloween this year was a bit odd.  It was suppose to storm really badly on Halloween, so our neighborhood decided to trick or treat the next night.  This ended up being perfect because Miss. Olivia came down with a flu bug.  The day before Halloween she had a temp of 104.5.  My mom took her to the doc. the next morning (Halloween) and he said she needed to lay low for a few days.  Halloween night we carved a pumpkin and watched good ole Charlie Brown. 

 A pumpkin seed seemed to land on Oscar's back. 
 After getting the guts out she ran to the cabinet and got a dish. 
She came back and said she was making a pumpkin pie.

 A little lovin' for her dad for carving a pumpkin.


 She is carving the top like her daddy!

 This face or any other silly face seems to becoming the norm for when I ask for a smile.

 So, by Friday, she was feeling more like herself and hadn't had a temp since Wed. so she wasn't contagious anymore.  We went to a few houses trick or treating, but I honestly think she liked handing the candy out more than trick or treating!!

Ready to go!  She is pretty excited!

 .....and we are going.  Doesn't she look thrilled?!?! 

Olivia had fun handing out candy!  She looks like she is checking out what this kid has in his bag.
 Waiting for trick or treaters.
 Play time while we wait for more trick or treaters!

 The last few spooks to come by.