Over the past few days I've downloaded 32 files of documents to my computer, and on Friday we'll notary sign and send back child acceptance documents.
The timeline for Pallavi's arrival has now been stepped up to before Christmas, and we'll be traveling to meet her once before then also.
I don't scrapbook, but today I made a scrapbook for Pallavi so we can send it to her to start getting familiar with our family. The kids wrote letters which were all incredible. Mixed in with bits of information about school, interests, and family were the following:
I am overjoyed that you are coming to our family.
My family is very nice, awesome, and loving.
And any guesses who this one is from? I'm a high spirited young girl and I hope you are too! I've been living in this family since I was 8 years old... I love this family and I hope you do too.
And in a letter to Santa: I don't want anything big for Christmas. All I really care about is Pallavi getting to be in our family. I am going to have a sister! I have a family and my parents both have good jobs. Christmas is going to be another Thanksgiving for me. I don't want nothin'.
All the kids are saying similar things. They're asking for gifts for Pallavi and very little for themselves. I sometimes wonder how I got to be their mom!
We are so excited!