Wow- what a week! There is so much I want to share and yet I’m not sure where to begin. We spent Monday and Tuesday in Nanjing finalizing ChinaBean’s adoption. It was an amazing two days that I thought may never come and yet I was fully grounded because I was chasing around 3 girls under the age of 7 years. They insisted on acting their ages!
On our way to Nanjing:
Day 1 in Nanjing:
|Isn't she pretty?!|
|This is what a tired toddler with no nap looks like!|
|Trying to get a picture for ChinaBean's adoption certificate.|
|Using our right thumbprints over our signatures to|
make it official.
|Thumbs up! (Don't mind ChinaBean and EBean in the|
background. Big sister was trying to help dole out the
snacks, but little sister thought the snacks were being
|ChinaBean had to do it too!|
|Just a few more papers.|
|Answering a few questions about why we wanted|
to adopt ChinaBean and promising to always take care of her.
|I love how EBean is looking at me. She's probably thinking|
"what am I signing up for?"
|Please sign here.|
|Good job EBean!|
|Jin, our Nanjing guide who helped us file all of the paperwork.|
|Look at those three cuties!|
|This is the best we could do for a family shot.|
It's hard to get 5 people looking at a camera!
|Home at last!|
On the other side of the world my mother-in-law decorated her mailbox to announce the arrival of her newest granddaughter.
ChinaBean's adoption announcement...yes, I know it has her name on it, but from now on she'll be ChinaBean on the blog. You've just seen some "insider" information!
|Thanks to Jamie's cousin, Josie, at Creative Touch photography|
for taking my random ideas (big flowers, the color red,
and make it look like a dictionary entry) and
making them look good!