Friday, March 14, 2008

Our Week

Our adoption home study is officially approved! The girls and I went to Madison on Tuesday and got the certified birth certificates and marriage certificate. Then we explored down town Madison while we were there. We were able to walk from the government building to the Capital and looked around inside a bit. The girls were quite impressed. Then we went to the Madison Children's Museum. We could have stayed there all day. What a neat place. There was a sensory area on the first floor that I wanted to move in to. Lots of role playing/pretending type stuff and the girls are quite into that right now. I had to beg them to leave when it was time so we could eat lunch. After the museum we walked down State Street and got some lunch and then back to our vehicle which was parked near the lake. The whole thing was quite an adventure for all of us. Then we drove to the adoption agency offices and picked up our official home study packets. So exciting. The next step is sending our USCIS paperwork on Monday and then our Dossier paperwork sometime in the next couple of weeks. Then comes the waiting... It is starting to feel so real. I can't believe that a year ago we were putting adoption on the back burner to buy this house and I had all but convinced myself that it would never happen and now here we are. God is truely amazing. I did manage to take some pics of our field trip on Tuesday so you could join in the fun.

Emma in full construction worker gear. Note the pencil behind the ear, just like Grandpa.
This is called the Dream Machine, sort of a cross between a boat and a plane or sorts. They had bunches of fabric fish laying around and life vests. Much fun.
This was a water feature in the sensory area. They wanted the kids to touch and play in it. I want one in my house. Water flowing over rocks is so great.
Emma playing drums in the Making Music area. She is beggin for some bongo drums now.
Mosiac Floor! I want this too, I told you I wanted to move in.
Giant blue gill that you could crawl inside. The inside was painted to look like what is really inside a fish.
A long table full of pea gravel and construction vehicles. Endless fun.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Update and Easter pictures, please? :)