Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Alek Manas!

Just wanted to wish our dear sweet Alek a Happy Birthday. He turns 2 years old today. I hope and pray that someone in the Tokmok orphanage remembered his special day and gave him a birthday hug and kiss. Even though we gave up the fight I never forget about him. He is a little constant in the back of my mind and I wonder how he is doing basically everyday. I look at Gabriel and think wow I could right now have a 6 year old daughter, a 2 year old son and a 10 month old son. I look at Gabriel and think oh how your big brother would have loved to be playing with you right now. I know that is not to be but I think about it more than I should. Anyway I love my little Alek and he will always have a very special place in my heart. HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet sweet Alek!! We love you!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day of Celebration

Today we finalized the adoption of Gabriel. We had to wait 6 months in order to do so but it is done so now as our lawyer said "he is ours forever". I love that word forever especially when it comes to my babies. We also finally re-adopted Lindze after 5 years. The only reason we had waited so long was we had wanted to do it when we brought home our child from China or Kyrgyzstan. We asked our lawyer about it this Monday and he said it would be simple and that we could re-adopt her when we were finalizing Gabriel's adoption. We were so excited to do both of them on the same day. I told Lindze that this was her and her brothers day. We were able to do everything in the judges chambers where Lindze gave him a big old hug and the bailiff gave Lindze a little stuffed animal. I felt like my heart was going to explode when the judge signed both of the documents and said they were ours. We then went and did some paperwork and went out for a celebration meal. I also have to brag that Gabriel was on his best behavior all day. He is teething so that came as a surprise. Anyway life is great as far as I am concerned and I could not be any happier. Happy Adoption Day to my babies!!