Sunday, September 2, 2012

In Which We Take A Family Day And All's Quiet On The Adoption Front

We spent a quiet day at home today, because a certain stubborn little guy decided to stay up until three in the morning.  So I didn't really feel a whole lot like going out today, and judging by the fact that he fell asleep at seven in the evening he probably didn't either.

So we spent the day doing laundry, a bit of cleaning, and snuggling up on the couch to eat ice cream and watch the paralympics on my laptop.  I took a break from crafting today and we just had some family time, which was nice.  Everyone needs some quiet family time every once in a while!

Connor starts school up next week, and he seems pretty excited about it.  I'm still shocked that he's going to be in first grade-- that just doesn't seem possible.  I remember being in first grade.  I also remember that I thought my parents were ancient.  I believe I seriously asked my mother at that age whether or not she was around when dinosaurs ruled the earth.  And now in my son's eyes I'm the one who might have grown up eating wooly mammoth for breakfast.  Crazy. 

It just doesn't seem like he could possibly be six years old.  And heck, for that matter we'll have been pursuing Ellen's adoption for two years in October, which doesn't seem possible either.  She's probably coming up on her fall break right now; most Thai children have a break between semesters in September.  She's growing up and we're missing it.  I hope we'll get some news soon; she's been waiting far too long already. 

We're still really hoping to have her home by the end of the year, but December is coming up very soon and we're still waiting on her To Whom It May Concern letter.  We know that the Thai government is doing their very best for these children, but that doesn't mean it's easy to wait-- especially since Ellen will be turning fifteen in January.  We'd really, really like to have her home before she has another birthday.  Let's hope we get some good news this month!

~Jess

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Fingers crossed that you will get the good news you're hoping for. :)

Kathryn said...

Lets hope that Ellen can get home before her 15th birthday.hey I am turning 15 in January too!

 
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