I have been in Texas for a week, but hope to be home by next weekend! I have been missing my boys a lot. While I am gone, they are having a good time though. A hockey practice, a hockey game, a trip to see Santa, and lots of naps! The holidays are never a fun time to have to be away from home with work.
I will quit moping for awhile to tell you about the latest and greatest developments in our lives. We filed for VA re-adoption a couple months ago, and have been waiting for the court to generate a state case number to the home study agency so they can submit all the required documentation. They finally generated the number last week, so all the information has been sent in to the court. They have a month to respond, so hopefully they have everything they need. After this, we apply for a VA birth certificate and get a U.S. Passport. We will have 1 more post placement report due in October of 2012, and then it is smooth sailing!
Something I don't mention on this blog, is our contact with Jackson's birth family. We have had contact now, and I had a hardback book put together for him. He occasionally will look at it and says "Russian family", but that's it. It is totally up to him if he is even interested one of these days, but now the information is available if he does. There is a good chance I will reach out to them once or twice a year going forward.
What else? Jackson is still waiting for Santa to deliver his tractor. He wants him to "make it" not buy it. He told Daddy today that he had big eyebrows, he is getting to be a big talker. He always comes up with these comments and one line zingers that are great.
Nana and Papa are coming down the end of next week to see his Christmas program at school. I won't be home for it, so hopefully hubby will video it for me. Hopefully we can get some pictures loaded of his Christmas program afterwards (he is going to wear a tie!). I also hope he can stand up there for more than 2 minutes without panicking and having a meltdown. It is sensory overload in their small room with about 500 parents stuffed in there like sardines! Keep your fingers crossed!