Monday, November 15, 2010

gifts for Rafael

Today would have been 30 months since ICAB approval. Thank goodness we didn't reach that mark!!!! Today we sent Rafael a care package with several little summer outfits, toys, books and a disposable camera for the orphanage staff to take some pictures of him. I hope that he likes all of his little gifts and I hope that he receives his package before Christmas.

We were told by our social worker that we should have a travel date in 2 - 3 months. I really hope that this is the case. It is hard to imagine that we could possibly travel by mid January. This would be the best case scenario however so most likely we won't travel until February or March. I then get almost 9 months off which will allow lots of time for bonding with Rafael.

We've already requested an update on Rafael because I'm sure that he has changed alot since the photo that was taken the end of July. It would be wonderful to see what he looks like now and to hear what he is doing.

The next job is to start his room. We haven't even started it yet so we have alot to do!!!! We'd better soon get started.


Méli said...

I hope you travelled as soon as possible. Good luck for the room. I'm sure Rafael was a beautiful little boy.

Jennifer said...

Oooh, how exciting! You must be thrilled to get to do some hands-on things for YOUR baby! Can't wait to see some pictures of what you do for his room! (Hint, hint!) Enjoy every minute, and hope it's a short wait for you!

Agnes said...

So exciting!!! I hope your wait is shorter than ours!!!

The dB family said...

I am so excited for you!! I hope you get to go earlier rather than later even if it means we don't get to meet. Have fun preparing Rafael's room!


Tam-A-Roo said...

Oh Renee! You must be so excited! The time is going to fly'll be with your son before you know it! You're so creative and crafty...I can't wait to see what you do with his room!

Wendy said...

Disposable cameras are the BEST thing you can send to your child's caregivers. You and your son will treasure those photos of his life in the Philippines forever.

We have two photo albums full of pictures Lily's foster family took. They are among my most cherished possessions.

Jenny said...

The next few months will fly by, especially with the holidays packed in there and before you know it Rafael will be home with you guys. You will enjoy the update pics once you receive them. It is crazy how fast they change within a couple of months. Congratulations to you both and be sure to post some pics of his room. :)

Allison Family said...

I am so excited for you!!!! I can't wait to see pictures of his room and hear word of when you will be traveling. What a blessed Christmas for you this have received the most amazing gift!!