Monday, September 7, 2009

Still here.... and still waiting!

Ughhh is all I have to say!! We're in a hold-up with my FBI fingerprints! Everything else is done. Mike's fingerprints cleared on July 16th!! We'd be on the waitlist by now if my prints had cleared then too! But, my prints didn't clear (after a re-do because my first set of prints weren't clear enough?!?!) till Aug. 25th. The kicker is.... I still don't have the cards!! The FBI didn't use the nice FedEx return envelope I sent them, and instead they just stuck them in the regular mail... and I still don't have them!!

So...... as you can tell..... this is a very lame, complaining post. Sorry about that. But, in the grand scheme of things, this is minor, and obviously our little guy just isn't quite ready for us. :)

But, on a lighter note... life is about to change!! My Jacob starts Kindergarten in 2 days!!! And... I've decided to start a little in-home preschool two days a week with Grace and 3 other sweet 3 year old girls!! Fun, and BUSY times ahead!!

An ode to the end of summer...... just got home from a few days at the cabin.

Jake "wishing" he was reeling in a big one!

Both Jake and Mike enjoyed several fishing outings this summer. I think they're both hooked. (hmmm.... no pun intended!!)
One day it was sunny and warm.... the next was a torrential downpour!! But, Grace thoroughly enjoyed every mud puddle! I even saw her bending down, scooping up muddy water and rubbing it all over her face and hair!!! She's quite the adventure girl!

This might be my favorite picture of Grace this summer. It just shows her devout love for her dolls (they went everywhere with us this summer!) and her intense infatuation for flip-flops (she even wore them to bed several times!) I guess it just captures the stage she was in the summer of being 2!



Michael said...

The picture of Grace in her flip flops and holding her baby is so stinking CUTE!!!!
Waiting with you:)

Michael said...

that wasn't Mike it was me...

Karin said...

You know you have lots of empathy from all of us adoptive parents out here who know all about these little glitches that feel like brick walls! Praying for the card in hand today! Looking forward to hearing about the first day of school!

be_a_Mary said...

Oh that is SO frustrating about your fingerprints!! I'm so sorry!! UG I hate waiting on others and having NO ability to speed things along!!

VERY cute pictures of the kids though!!


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