It's official. Our homestudy has been approved! Sounds like an awesome thing but it really means a few more days of waiting for the final papers to be distributed. Every step takes a few days and all of those days are adding up to months of time. We are just ready to start the real waiting. Ha! Ha! That sounds so silly but it's true. Some days I don't think much about the adoption and other days I obssess over it. Today was a little more obssessive than others. I was reading a blog and couldn't stop staring at the gate of our orphanage. The gates are painted red and distinquish Hannah's Hope from the other buildings on the dirt roads of Eithiopia. One day God will lead us to those gates to get our daughter! Here is a link to the blog. It was a great look into HH and Eithiopia in general. http://growingupgollotte.blogspot.com/
Some of you that know Noah very well understand how much he likes to drum. He is on his second set of drums and always loosing sticks. This particular day he felt no need for pants but insisted on wearing his cowboy boots. Sounds like a true rocker. A few days later I was cleaning out my car in the garage when I hear him say, "I'm doing it!" In typical mom fashion I said, "Good job!" but had no idea what it was he was doing. When I finally pulled my head out of the car I realized that he had learned to peddle his tricycle. This is a big deal!! A new stage in life. This summer we are planning on taking Sean's training wheels off. As always Sean resist change. Like his daddy he has to think long and hard about things. He will come around to the idea after some pushing from his parents. Seems we are always pushing him to do new things. However, we are not usually literally pushing. I wonder if we are in good enough shape to run beside a bicycle. We shall see.