Monday, October 17, 2011

costume developments, adoption updates and a *bonus* lila story for good measure

Due to the abysmal response to our Halloween costume idea post (boo to you people), we have nixed the poll for this year and have decided that Lila will be....

...a peacock!  My sweet friend Holly is making this for her peanut, Camille, and she offered to make Lila one too and I was all, "yes please!" and "screw all those blog readers and their lack of contribution to the ever so important dilemma of Lila's Halloween costume."  (But, just kidding - please keep reading my blog.  I love you!) Anyway, I couldn't resist Holly's offer so there you have it.  Plus also we did some shopping for a potential Kermit the Frog costume and had a stupidly hard time finding a green sweatsuit or matching green pants and shirt or even non-matching green pants and shirt and hat.  We were thwarted in the green toddler clothes department so we were even more excited when Holly showed us her plan.  Lila will be, as they say, "pretty as a peacock."

Well, now that that's out of the way, we've got some adoption updates for ya:

1. We're officially done with our home study and we were approved!  Whew.  That feels AWESOME.  Now we just have to wait for our HS agency to send us the actual document so we can start applying for grants and get going on dossier stuff - some of which we've already started on.

2. We have a conference call scheduled later this week with our adoption agency and we're expecting to get some updated information on wait times and some of the changes happening in Ethiopia regarding adoptions. These changes have been in the works for awhile, so it's not really news to us - it's just an update on progress being made.  We don't expect to get any shocking news or anything, but we'll let you all know what we learn.

3. We found out we do NOT have to pay our post-adoption fees up front so that $900 we had set aside for that can go toward our dossier fee! Wahoo!  So that brings us to just $2000 short of our next goal of $4100!  We can do it!  We can do it!

So that's what we've got for now.

Hmm, I feel like I should tell a Lila story in here for good measure.  So here you go, obligatory story about my cute (and slightly odd) kid:

A few weeks ago, we were at Target and Lila found a comforter in the clearance section.
She pulled it off the shelf and insisted on carrying it around for the next 15 minutes

We kept trying to talk her into putting it back, but she was adamant about her quest.

 When she finally got distracted by a singing Elmo doll, the Husband took the opportunity to carpe comforter (that's latin for seize the comforter in case you didn't know) and put it back on the shelf.  My daughter is such a weirdo.


Holly said...

Oh my gosh!! I'm so pumped I got a blog mention!! Now I'm just kinda worried about screwing these costumes up! :) loves

Katy said...

I think her being a peacock is absolutely precious! What a great person Holly is!

Carrying around a comforter that is too cute and too funny! She could have at least found a pretty pink one!! LOL!!

Molly said...

LOVE the peacock costume, the amazing progression of your adoption, and your sweet fortune to get to be Lila's mom. I like you.