Friday, October 10, 2008

'dopted

Here's what it looks like when an adoption takes 3 1/2 years...

first, waiting in the courthouse...def no fun

second, hugs from nana and candy from papa always makes things better.

third, once you have that stupid stamped paper (and you swear on a lot of really
dumb things that no one ever asks you for your bio kids), you are so elated, you look, well, stupid.

fourth, the support and love of family is worth more than words. (see my pics from yesterday)
and finally...food makes the soul feel complete!!
i asked jada where she would like to go and eat after her adoption hearing.

"i want pancakes, mommy.
not the pancakes you make.
the pancakes we buy, mommy"
(check out that crazy look on her face...weird)

auntie meg and finn are so much fun!

17 comments:

Pink Ink said...

Saw your great news at SITS. Congratulations! Your newest angel is beautiful!! :-)

Screaming Meme said...

YES! I love it! Im so happy for you!

lmerie said...

Was on SITS and read your comment . . . congratulations on the adoption! The pictures are quite touching!

Have a great day!

Karol said...

Yay for buying some pancakes!! That's awesome that everything's finalized!! Congrats again!

utmomof5 said...

My heart is full for you and your family!!! What a great day :) I would have choosen pancakes that I got to buy and not make too :)

Heather said...

YAY! I also saw your news on the SITS roll call and had to come over to offer my congratulations, too!

It made me LOL to see your daughter's request for her post-finalization meal, because after our daughter's adoption was finalized, we all went to Perkins for pancakes that one buys, not makes (or in my case, a belgian waffle!!)! Of course, our kiddo didn't have too much say in the matter, as she was just 5 months old at the time - we chose the location because we had an early morning appointment at the courthouse!

Congrats again!

Cheers!

Kimberlie said...

What sweet moment...

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

so cute - so adorable - so happy for your COMPLETE family!!

Mummy Butterfly said...

WOW I`m so happy for you !
I didnt came on here for a while because of my computor who was broken and then... what a super news :)


Sonia

Jen said...

I am so happy for you. Congrats. and I love all the pictures.

SITS Girls said...

Congrats from SITS!

How exciting!

Wep said...

So cute :) :) :)

Tracy said...

Congrats - you guys are AMAZING!!! Jada & all of your kids are so blessed!!! And you are as well with such beautiful kids.
Blessings,

FatGirlsSkinny said...

Awe! congrats! This is so sweet!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

How absolutely wonderful! Congrats to you all.

Sadiebug said...

Congrats! Pancakes are better than a cake anyway.

Nikki said...

This was a wonderful thing. Having a multi-racial family is amazing.