Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

My Big Boy Room!

This weekend Nana and Mama took me to the Cottage and to Turkeyville so that Dada could work on my new big boy rom. What a fun surprise to come home to! Dada did such a good job!!!

My new big boy bed.

Cars trucks and trains.

I even have a car bean bag! And a place for Dora to sleep.

I love my new big boy room. I am going to spend some time playing in there and eventually I will be sleeping in my new big boy bed!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ann Arbor Hands on Science Museum

Today we went to the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum with Nana. Alex loved it!

The water table was not surprisingly a hit!

Alex was very entertained watching the balls roll down the ramps.

Alex was a fireman!

Playing the giant piano with Mama.

Giant Bubbles!!!!

Playing gears with Nana.

Playing the Giant Piano!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Adoption Update and Alex's New Room

Just wanted to give an update...

We had our homestudy for our next adoption last week. Right now we are working on collecting our paperwork...employee letters, doctor letters, state police letters, financial statements, etc. We are hoping to be done soon with our part of the homestudy. After we are done with that paperwork we start the dossier while we wait for our homestudy to be complete.

Then...we have to file CIS paperwork and get fingerprinted by Citizenship and Immigration downtown Detroit. And we have to file our dossier in Russia. We are hoping to have our Dossier translated and sent to Russia by sometime in October.

They told us there is a 4-6 month wait for a referral for a little boy in the region we are going to. Sorry...can't post any details about that region...but it is closer to Moscow this time. That means we could be getting a referral anytime after the first of the year!!! Crazy huh!! So...pray for our little guy...we don't know who he is ...but he is probably around 6 months old (or older) right now.

Here is Alex's new bedroom:

We have a lot of work to do! We need to get all boxes, Tammy's books and other stuff out hopefully in the next week. Then Jeff is going to put together the bunkbed and we will move Alex's stuff in! The fun really begins when we start getting Alex ready to sleep in his new big boy bed!!!
Lots of changes going on...we will be busy over the next few months!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Camping in Clare

This weekend we went camping at at campground in Clare with Dave and Jenn. There was also a family reunion for Jeff's family that weekend at the campground.

Hanging out at the campsite.

Good morning Dada!

Good morning Mama!

I am ready to eat!

Drawing in the dirt. He likes to make "I's" and "O's."

Coloring with Auntie Jenn in his new Dora coloring book from Grandma!

And of course...his favorite was the lake!

It was cold!!!

When we left the lake Alex kept saying, "Bye water. I love you water. Where are you water?"

We had a blast!