Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Oh Happy Day!

January held many special moments for our family.
Bob retired after 36 years.
Ben turned 7!
And our entire family got to witness the readoption of Claire.

Really she was adopted in China in May with just Jessica and Ryan present.
I forget exactly why they did this one, it may have had something to do with getting an American birth certificate.  {I don't remember, but it was something to do with her being in the family for 6 months}
We just all thought it was so special to go to court and get to witness it for ourselves.

There were about 6 other families there, some domestic and some international. 
The domestic ones were of little 6 month old babies.  This was their "real" adoption.

Waiting for court to begin I had my 3 card shark grandsons.

And the rest of us waited in the hall, watching the little miss and all of her silly faces.
One of her new favorites is to stick out her tongue.  I love Elizabeth's expression in that one!

And then it was over, we all promised to love her forever and treat her as a natural born member of our family.

The court let each of the children pick out a stuffed animal.
That was a highlight!

The forever family:-)
She brings such joy to our family.


Love Being A Nonny said...

Can you imagine NOT loving her forever and ever??????????? How wonderful!!

Stacey said...

How precious!! What a lucky little girl and blessed family. I bet the judge loves being part of that type of proceeding.

Lori said...

Lucky family and how is that wonderful retirement going?

Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful little girl! You are so blessed! Congratulations to all of you.

Debbie said...

You do realize that I'm going to have to get off the internet now for a while because I'm crying.

I really am.

Congratulations to your whole wonderful and beautiful family. God is good.

Justabeachkat said...

Congrats to your family. She is a doll.
I'm here in Nashville at my son's. They have three children, but have applied and are waiting for their "china baby" (that's what the kids call her). Not sure if it will happen, but they are hopeful.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Such happy times for you and your precious family! Enjoy this season!