Sunday, October 10, 2010

15 months old and last post placement visit




Yesterday we had the last visit with our social worker. It is simply unbelievable that we can now move on to finalization! She said that she feels we're doing really great, which we are! She has been awesome to work with, but it is a great feeling to almost be done with all of the paperwork and soul-bearing that comes with adoption.

To celebrate the last social worker visit and my favorite season - fall - we made a trip to a pumpkin patch. Of course the weather felt more like summer and it was almost too hot. While contemplating on whether or not we should pick some apples we met another adoptive family who is waiting to bring their baby home! What a small world. We didn't get any apples, but had a good conversation.

As of today, Ben is 15 months old! Wow. He's been taking steps on his own for a while now, but I always said that he'd be 15 months old until he was fully walking. And just about 3 or 4 days ago he really started going off on his own. Until then he would greatly prefer to hold on to one of my fingers. He likes to do rounds in the house, and likes to walk up and down the drive way. It's also very important to stop to pick up a stick (or two or three) when the opportunity presents itself!

I'm getting ready to spend my first week as stay-at-home-mom and am hoping for some more of this gorgeous weather we've been having.

12 comments:

  1. yahoo for walking! now it *really* gets fun. and i mean that!
    LOVE the pumpkin pics - they're absolutely adorable!!!
    good luck this week - hope you love your first week home.

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  2. Love the pictures Sandra!!!!

    Enjoy your time at home... too bad your fist day at home is my first day back... go figures, huh?

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  3. goodness, that ben is a super cutie! okay, now that you're home, we must get together for lunch so i can see ben's walking in action! and yay for getting ready to finalize!

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  4. Oh my goodness, those photos of Ben with the pumpkins are absolutely adorable! Congratulations on being done with the social worker stuff ... on to finalization!! And walking apparently too - yay Ben! Enjoy this next week as a SAHM and keep us posted on how everything goes :)

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  5. hooray for being done with PP visits! and hooray for starting your new adventure as a stay at home mom!

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  6. Adorable pictures!!! Can you believe the boys are almost our's FOREVER!!! Seems like yesterday we had butterflies in our stomachs in that van on the way to meet them!!! How our lives have changed!!! Good luck this week....send me an email if you need to vent!!!LOL

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  7. Both of those pictures are beautiful! Ben is such a cutie!

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  8. Hurray! So excited that you're moving forward with finalization! Yay! I love the pictures. Can you believe this weather?!? I actually want it cooler in the fall, though I'm not ready for cold, winter weather for quite some time... ;)

    I have a friend who lives fairly close to you and is also going through the same adoption agency. She has 2 little girls and said she'd love to get together sometime. Here's her blog:
    http://dayangers.blogspot.com/

    Thinking of you. Call if you're feeling lonely or isolated this week, hope it's a fun week with Ben instead!

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  9. congrats on nearing the end of the paperwork game - it is a relief when the last form as been filed away.

    i hope you have a great 1st week at home and that the transition to full-time mom is an easy one for you.

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  10. I can't believe it's been six months already! I love the fall pictures!

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  11. Happy 15 months Ben! Love these photos of Ben - what a cutie:-) Kyle also has a habit of picking up sticks and other items I wished he wouldn't notice off the ground! Good luck to your first week being a SAHM.

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  12. Lots of great things going on there!!!

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