Kylar has been researching geckos for the past 2 months. He has decided on a leopard gecko because they (supposedly) enjoy being held and are very friendly. For 2.5 months he has been saving all his allowance and some extra chore money so that he can purchase a gecko.
I started reading Priceless first as I couldn’t figure out which one was to be read first. I figured out half way through the book that Scared is actually the first in the series. But it didn’t really make a difference to the storyline.
Amara has been hooked on a show called “The Doodles”. She picked their DVD out from the library about a month ago, and has watched it over and over.
Someday I will write down all the details of what we have had to go through just to get the referral of Giselle passed through our government. It has been an incredibly stressful time, and I might just be far away enough from all the drama now to be able to blog about it.
“Denise, the issue is that adoptive families should not travel to Haiti with the intention of expediting visa requirements – through the Canadian Embassy – for the children to come to Canada . We have had significant problems with this in the past.”
When I emailed her back and said that I just wanted to clarify that we would not be in trouble with her office if we went down to Haiti to visit and/or court and said we had no intentions of trying to expedite anything… she emailed back and said “Thanks for your understanding.”
Could that be any more vague? I didn’t think so.
My co-ordinator seems to think it is fine – we can go ahead and visit Giselle. Thank goodness!
We were all set to plan a trip in May – just Darren and I. But with the IBESR timelines being so quick as of late, it is difficult to know when to plan a trip. We could plan one for May, then need to fly to court in June or July. Not that I have any issues with going that often, but it does get expensive. On the other hand, if our paper work is taking a longer time, then we have missed going in low season.
A little girl at our adoption playgroup has had her hair styled like this a few times, and I just love it! I haven’t been good enough at cornrowing to even dare try it until now.
I am still very slow at cornrowing, so this style took me a total of 3 hours from start to finish. As you can see, it still looks a little bit fuzzy along the tops of the rows – and this picture was taken only a few hours after finishing the style. I’m not sure if I need more practice, or if it is just the way her hair is and I need to not worry about it.
The puff ball in the back is how I have left it. The braids in the first few photos were only to help me center the puff properly. I like this picture (above) as it is taken without a flash, and is a more accurate photo of what her hair really looks. With a flash, it looks too shiny and bright.
But getting her to stay still enough to take a picture without a flash is a rare treat. This 2 year old rarely stays still!
She had grabbed big scoops of the shea butter mix I use for her hair and smeared it into her hair. At first glance I thought it was oatmeal and felt a brief moment of sheer panic as I had just redone those rows, so when I realized it was shea butter I couldn’t be too upset. Let me tell you – those braids are very well moisturized right now!
I’m really trying not to get my hopes up too much… but ALL the news I am hearing about the adoption process in Haiti is GOOD news!