Wednesday, February 15, 2012
We have been very blessed to have so much of our family visit us in Capper's first month of life. We have enjoyed their company and their help with cooking, cleaning, holding the baby, and bouncing infant-parenting ideas off of.
After over 5 weeks of almost continuous guests (some overlapping!) we are ready to find out what "life as usual" feels like. Since Monday was our first day, and since it was a wet and dreary day, we celebrated by staying home and having family time. It included eating breakfast together, playing outside in the rain, making carrot juice for snack, and having movie night while eating dinner and popcorn.
|Aunt Kelsey and Cousin Jacob|
|Aunt JoJo (Joanna)|
|Enjoying watching some of Josh's favorite musicians on YouTube|
|Actually, Anellah pretty much made the juice by herself|
|I just helped to cut the carrots into manageable pieces|
Friday, February 3, 2012
I was on Pinterest the other night holding Capper while the rest of the world slept and I came across a photo whose caption described the photo as displaying the, "Vulnerability and fierce proudness felt in those early days of motherhood." It really seemed to capture the essence of our home right now, and to a lesser extent, our home ever since deciding to adopt Anellah. We love our kids and are so proud to call them (and soon be able to call them) our own but how daunting the task of raising them! It's truly by God's grace that we've not only survived but Anellah has flourished. So far Capper is doing pretty well too!
But here's the news you really checked the blog to hear: Anellah's last foster care court hearing occurred today, by the end of the month Anellah's case will be transferred to the San Francisco County Adoptions Unit! The next court date is set for August 6th. As long as there are no hang-ups between now and then (and none of us see anything being an issue) then on August 6th Anellah will officially become a Royal!!!!!!!!!!!! We'll start the party planning now, who wouldn't want to have a dance party with this kid?