Sunday, August 24, 2008

What's Up?

I know, I know. WHAT is going on with Amelia and the adoption?? Well, we finally have a court hearing set for September 3rd, which is so exciting!!!

I have hestitated to share the great news because things are so up and down in this situation. Too much (and some too personal) to share on the public blog. Just know that her birth mom has indicated some hesitation in the current plan. Not a lot, but enough to get us worried. Its been so much of an emotional rollercoaster. I'm not going to go into the details, but anyway, just know that we are currently set to become Amelia's legal parents on 9/3, if things go like we hope they do. Please send prayers and thoughts our way--or more importantly: Amelia's mom's way. Sorry if this post is mysterious, but at least you have a date to look forward to now!

I'll end this post on a happy "love of the garden hose" note. Forget the fancy cool kid sprinklers that shoot balls up into the air. Forget even the blow-up wading pools. For now, just give her a hose with water coming out and Amelia is set for the day! Between hoses and ice (pronounced "ieeeeeeee"), that's all that is needed to make her happy.

This one's funny! I think she has some grass stuck on her hand:

We just love her.


mamasuisse said...

Darling pictures. Just wait until she learns to turn the hose on you while you're holding the camera.

We'll keep you guys in our prayers, especially on Sep 3.

Paige said...

She is so cute. Next time pose her next to one of Ray's trucks on blocks and just put her diaper on and you'll have a classic pic! I can't believe she doesn't mind it in her eyes!

Wendy said...

She's so cute! We gotta come see her,oh, and you guys too. :) Its been way too long. We'll of course (and have been) be praying really hard that this will all work out.