Wednesday, May 7, 2008

On Tuesday April 29th we ventured downtown to the Daley Center to make our appearance in Adoption Court! Everything went very well. We are hopeful that the judge's ambitious goal of being finalized on June 11th will happen. We will keep you posted. It has been a long road to get here and we are so happy. I can't wait to have our boys legally ours forever!

Metra will get you there on time and save the headaches of traffic during construction season.
They have been served! The sheriff officially served the boys and presented each of them a badge.

Marshall Fields State Street lunch
D'Angelo eats noodles

Auggie does too

Chasing sky rats AKA pigeons

The boys and their much anticipated lollypop from the judge.

View from the 17th floor looking down at Daley Plaza

Tuesday was such a long day and the boys did very well . We took the 9:30 train, walked to Daley center, Lunch at Fields (Macy's), back to Daley center where we were the last family called to appear during the 1:30 call, walked back to train station to catch the 4:45. D'Angelo had a bit of a meltdown as we prepared to get off the train. He cried loudly that he didn't want to get off the train. He wanted to stay on the train with the people. It was so out of charecter for him to behave that way. He cried all the way back to the parking garage until he fell asleep in the car. Once home we thought we were okay. Until he woke up that is. Yep, he woke up and started right back into the crying about wanting to go back to the train. At that point we were worried because we were preparing to leave within the hour to go to his family awards night at AWANA. Thankfully he did a 180-got happy and we were able to take him to his last night of AWANA. Thanks to the leaders who did a nice job preparing the kids for the celebration.
They sang a few songs including
I'm in the Lord's Army

(to the tune of 'The Old Grey Mare') Actions are in blue!

I may never march in the Infantry, (march)
Ride in the cavalry, (pretend you're riding a horse)
Shoot the artillery. (clap hands together)
I may never zoom o'er the enemy, (spread arms out and pretend to be a plane)
But I'm in the Lord's Army. (point one finger up to God)
I'm in the Lord's Army, (yes, sir!) (salute)
I'm in the Lord's Army, (yes, sir!)
I may never march in the Infantry,Ride in the cavalry,Shoot the artillery.
I may never zoom o'er the enemy,But I'm in the Lord's Army, (yes, sir!)