Friday, April 11, 2014

{Littlest} Cutie Pie Update

I wanted to give a little update on where we are in our process and what all is going on with little Jack Cruz.

First of all, he gets cuter by the month.  (I'm sure I could say day but since we currently only get pics about once a month....)  He is growing SO big and doing some cute things like saying Omma and Appa (mom and dad) milk, and kaka (whatever the heck that means).  I'm sure he will be just talking up a storm once he comes home.  I just hope we can decipher all that he is saying!

He is holding steady at 29.3 pounds and 33.9 inches!  Such a big, darling little fella.  In this month's photo, he was holding a little fishing rod toy that his big brother sent him!  I hope he loves fishing as much as Perry and his Daddy do!

Our paperwork has finally left the min*is*try and is working its way to the C*urt system.  We have an appointment to do our newly required psych evals soon and look forward to getting them into our agency.  Once they have that bit of paperwork in hand, they can translate it and submit us to C.  From there, the next thing we will wait on is a CD, which also entails meeting our sweet boy and having a chance to play with him some.  Sweet heavenly day I can't wait.

And the answer to the million dollar question:  When we will travel for C?

I'm thinking it is optimistically, yet realistically possible, for us to travel late May/June for CD.  I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but do ask that you would join us in prayer that God would show off BIG and get us to our little bit as quickly as possible!

{thankful for}
darling photographs
Ps anticipation in being a big brother
the doughnut shop next door 

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Newest Little Yankee

 Last Saturday was the official start of the T-Ball season.  And man-oh-man are we already loving being at the ball park!  {I may be singing a different tune after a while... ;)}  Perry was SO excited for his first ball game and could not wait to put on his Yankee uniform.  Emphasis on the cap.  He may or may not have slept in it this weekend!
We had to be there a little early to help Daddy pass out uniforms {nothing like the printer waiting till the last minute} so that everyone else could get suited up, so while Daddy finished up, I took the opportunity to snap a few detail shots.  P had to have an orange glove and bat.  He would have had orange cleats too, but only the soccer ones came in the super cool colors.  So blue sufficed.  Daddy had to have P in Under Armour.  Silly boys.  
I seriously can't believe we are here.  How in Heaven's name do I have an almost-five-year-old playing T-Ball?!  Time certainly flies and though its hard to have him grow up so fast, he is so full of life and truly makes each age seem like the very best.  
It was definitely a challenge to get a photo of P up to bat the first time.  I accidentally forgot to switch out my lenses before leaving the house and left the 50mm on my night stand.  I had the 35mm on, which was the next best thing, but didn't get nearly as much zoom as I'd prefer.  And being that Justin is head coach, I was voted DugOut mom, so as I was trying to freeze time, I was also wrangling 8 other kiddos under the age of 4!  So, all-in-all, I deem this photo a whopping success!
This was one of P's best hits and I was so proud of him!  I love Justin's big smile telling his mini-me to head down the baseline!
And he was SAFE!

{thankful for}
a fun T-Ball season
a new season of life
Justin's amazing coaching abilities
P's love and admiration for J
in case you didn't hear me shout from the rooftops via Facebook on Friday
****WE ARE FINALLY E*P APPROVED!!!!!!!!!****

Our Adoption Timeline

  • June 19, 2011- We are officially "Paper Pregnant!" We have submitted our Waiting Child Application to Holt!
  • July 5, 2011- Submitted our formal Home Study Application to Villa Hope
  • September 6, 2011- Submitted all of our paperwork for our Home Study
  • October 8, 2011- Completed our First Home Visit
  • October 17, 2011- Completed our Second Home Visit
  • November 14, 2011- Home Study Approved
  • December 1, 2011- Filed our I600a
  • February 1, 2012- I600a Approval Letter
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