Saturday, October 18, 2008

Putting 'Em to Work






Here we've got Ephraim doing the laundry! He loves to yank all the clothes out of the dryer while I'm trying to empty it. It has certainly made me speed up so that all the laundry doesn't end up in a heap on the floor. He's seen us do so much laundry that he gives each piece a good shake before throwing it down and pulling out the next one! I shake each piece before hanging it up so that I can skip ironing.

Some of Ephraim's "housecleaning" has been hazardous! Ben was cleaning our bathroom this morning, so he put Ephraim in the shower where he thought he'd be safe while Ben scrubbed the bathtub. Within just a couple of minutes Ben heard blood-curdling screams! Ephraim had managed to get his finger stuck in one of the tiny holes in the shower drain. Ben got it unstuck without too much trauma. I doubt though that the experience taught Ephraim to quit sticking his finger in every hole he can find. That seems to be his favorite pastime.

I posted the pictures of Ephraim in his overalls just because I thought he was so cute and looks so grown up all of a sudden. I'm afraid I'm not going to have a baby for very much longer. He's eating finger foods better and rarely finishes his bottles now. He's also taking three or four steps at a time, so I don't think he'll be crawling much longer. I bought him his first pair of tennis shoes this week. They are bright red New Balance track shoes in a size three. He's still so tiny!

1 comment:

Leslie said...

awwwww i love overalls on little ones!!!! I have abby trained to put the laundry in the dryer!!! Your never to young to help out! LOL

Hugs,Leslie

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Adoption Timeline

  • 2006
  • November 8 - Application Mailed
  • November 22 - Accepted
  • November 24 - I-600A Mailed
  • November 27 - Delivery Confirmed
  • November 28 - Receipt of I-600A
  • November 30 - Fingerprint Notice
  • December 15 - Home Study Update
  • December 21 - Stacey Fingerprinted
  • December 28 - Added to List (#116)
  • 2007
  • January 24 - Home Study Mailed
  • January 25 - Ben Fingerprinted
  • February 8 - Waiting List (#111)
  • February 20 - Waiting List (#109)
  • February 27 - Waiting List (#105)
  • March 8 - Waiting List (#101)
  • March 22 - Waiting List (#99)
  • April 19 - Waiting List (#98)
  • April 25 - Dossier Authentication
  • May 2 - Delivery Confirmed
  • May 2 - Added to SN Wait List
  • May 3 - Waiting List (#97)
  • June 7 - Waiting List (#86)
  • June 25 - Dossier Translated
  • June 28 - On Waiting List Six months
  • July 9 - Waiting List (#81)
  • August 6 - Waiting List (#4 SN)
  • August 8 - Waiting List (#76)
  • September 7 - Waiting List (#70)
  • October 8 - Waiting List (#67)
  • October 22 - Waiting child -- OURS!!
  • October 23 - Official Referral Date
  • October 25 - Letter #1 Submitted
  • October 29 - Referral Receipt - CHI
  • 2008
  • February 5 - Fingerprint Request
  • February 7 - Proof of Delivery
  • March 1 - All Fingerprinted
  • March 3 - I-600 Application Mailed
  • March 5 - I-600 Acknowledgement
  • April 17 - I-600 Approval!
  • May 2 - Original G & R Date
  • May 3 - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
  • May 5 - MEET EPHRAIM!
  • May 6 - Drive to Kien Giang
  • May 7 - G & R Ceremony
  • May 8 - Medical, Apply for Passport
  • May 12 - Fly to Hanoi
  • May 13 - Visa appointment at USCIS
  • May 14 - Pick Up Visa, Fly Home
  • May 15 - Arrive in Nashville!
  • May 23 - Certificate of Citizenship
  • June 12 - Re-Adoption Filed by Court
  • July 3 - Tennessee Birth Certificate

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