Friday, September 21, 2007

The Big Day

Yesterday was great! Went off without a hitch. The night before I found out that the time had been moved up to 9:30 instead of 10. Ok. But all went well. Braeden was a nut. He was going crazy. Thank goodness my friend was there to help, and that the GAL had dum dums! :) It was really funny though when everyone kept pronouncing Olivia's original name wrong and Braeden practically yelled, "(NAME) - that is a funny word!" Oh my! LOL! This judge seemed much more personable though than our last. He actually got off the bench for a pic at the end where the other stayed seated.

Besides court we went to IHOP for breakfast, her fave restaurant, (she adores sausage!), then after we dropped Braeden back at day care, picked up my friends daughter, and took them both up north some to the mall where Pic People resides. We lost our Pic People last spring! :( For Braedn's adoption I splurged and got the three pic frame and pics on his day, so wanted to do the same for her. She took GREAT pictures. It was SO hard to pick! Got a really good one showcasing her two missing teeth! I wish I could post them, but I have no scanner. Maybe I'll try to take a pic of her tri frame and post that??? We'll see. We also did some shopping while we were there and got a few great deals. Olivia picked her bookbag and lunch box for NEXT year!!! :) Disney Store had a huge sale where sale merch. was addtl 25% off! So backpacks were $7.50 and lunchboxes about $4! Not bad. She got another Ariel, she loves Ariel. So that was the day, action packed and went well.! :)

As Olivia said yesterday, "Now I'm a ******* Family!" (last name) :)

5 comments:

Julie said...

Brings tears to my eyes! So exciting! Yea!!!

Robin said...

What wonderful news!!!!!!

Jody said...

Congratulations to your family!

Gina said...

Congratulations!!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!


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