Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Two posts in a row..

What's happening to us??

Tam's 2nd birthday pictures.

Monday, July 27, 2009

At long last!

We have been focused elsewhere for a while, so....
How 'bout some updates?

First, on the political scene, there is a proposition in Congress for a new sub-department (YAY!) within DoS, tasked with preserving families and helping provide permanent parental care (i.e. adoption)
Take a look, and if you like what you see, please contact your Representatives and Senators.
or for the "raw" version:

On the much more fun front, Tam is doing very well. Tam had his second birthday on June 22. We kept it low key this year. There is a new Vietnamese restaurant that opened close to our house so we celebrated with family and some good food. Of course there were presents and cake!

He is now making a mildly rocky transition to his toddler bed, aka the "big boy bed". It's not as though he sleeps through the night too well anyway... he also spent his first overnight without Mommy or Daddy. Grandma and Papa handled two before dawn wake-ups quite well. Mommy & Daddy returned to their former titles: Donna & Barry for a night and much of the next day; much to our delight, we remembered that we had a pretty good thing going even before The Boy came into the picture. Not so secretly, the dogs also enjoyed sleeping in their "rightful" place: on our bed. And it was great to see him again!

We are (already??!!??) playing the waiting game with our next adoption - paperwork, oh how we don't love you! Our home study went well. Our agency has convinced us that waiting for a last piece of documentation for our home study will be worth it. They even brought out the dreaded RFE - Request for Evidence. Yes, apparently USCIS can issue one at the I-800A stage, which is where the completed homestudy will immediately be sent. Current estimate to receive that document is September (another 5 weeks +/-) Not what we wanted to hear, but we know that it will be here faster than we think.

And since you had to scroll down:
Tam having fun!