Monday, October 31, 2011

It's official!!

Today we finalized Rafael's adoption. It is 2 days short of when we got our referral. Rafael did great at the courthouse and things went so quickly. So he is now Rafael Tolentino Michael Ash. Wow!!! That really is a long name! I hope that he is a good speller!



Rafael also had his birthday party yesterday. It was pretty crazy with 7 kids running around the house but he had lots of fun. I think his favorite part was all the balloons. As soon as he woke up this morning, the first word out of his mouth was balloons. He had a barney cake which he also loved.


Tomorrow I head back to work after 8.5 months off!! Crazy! I can't believe that I won't get to spend everyday with Rafael anymore. We had lots of fun in the past 8 months and now he'll have lots of fun at the sitters house. He absolutely loves it there playing with the other kids so I don't feel too bad about leaving him. I'm sure it will only take a day or two and it will feel like I never even left work.


It's a rainy, windy day here. Not the best day for trick or treating but hopefully we'll still get out to a few house with our little lion. He loves dressing up especially in dresses and tutu's. Maybe that will be the costume for next year!! That's all for now. Happy Halloween!!!

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful week - a birthday and a finalization! So tremendously happy for you all.
Happy Halloween - and good luck with your return to work!

Wendy said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Tam-A-Roo said...

Congratulations!! What a busy week for you!! I am so very happy for you! Can't wait to see the pictures of the little Lion...we had a little monkey and it was so much fun to go trick or treating with him!

The dB family said...

Hooray for Canada's newest citizen!! I guess that will be us in a few months -- provided we ever get the two older girls permanent resident status. Apparently they weren't opposed to smiling for their photo at midnight after 30+ hours of travel :oS.

Blessings!
Deborah

Allison Family said...

Congrats on the finalization of his adoption! Seems like just yesterday you received your referral! Hope your transition back to your work is going smoothly. Enjoy every moment with your son...the time goes by fast! He is so cute!

Maman Tangie et Papa Michel said...

Yeah! Congratulations!! Happy to see that this step is now behind you guys! :)

Agnes said...

Wooooooohooooooo!!! Congratulations! It's feels amazing, right??????

Jen said...

Huge CONGRATS on the finalization!! What a blessing you've been able to say home for 8 months. I'm amazed that he's done so well at the sitter's. I can't imagine our girl doing this anytime soon so I'm just a tad bit jealous of you going to work.:-)