Monday, February 8, 2010

Introducing.....

Benedicta
Super sassy Benedicta

Veronica
We were granted an interim adoption order this morning at about 7am with permission to travel. Yeah! Now it is passports, I600's and emmigration visas. We have only begun!
We had a great day...obviously. Keith went to court this am and i slept in. In fact I was still asleep when Keith came back to tell me we had our girls! Then we went over to Beacon House and I cuddled with Veronica while Benedicta was in class. Benedicta's class was on a fruit break when we got there and she ran up to us and hugged us and was her happy little self again. I was a tad worried about it. After school and lunch was nap time. While the girls took a nap, we (and the other adoptive family) went to the big Accra mall...it is a nice western style mall with a food court! Yeah! We did a little bit of shopping and then went to pick up the girls. Again, I must warn any parents coming here to meet their kids....bring a toy watch for them....apparently that equals love and they cost like $20 for a stupid Barbie watch at "Game"...a south african store at the Accra Mall.
We got the girls and took a taxi to the Art market...which is little stalls of people selling crafts....here is where i would put the pictures if Keith or I had actually taken any....ouch. We are back to our old ways. We are going to go back before we leave (probably) to pick up a ghanaian nativity set which was super cool. So we will take pictures.
B was sooo good at the market. We told her ahead of time that she could pick out one thing. We went and she started with I want this, i want this and I reminded her one thing. So we walked around and looked at things for about 45 minutes, then she picked out her one thing. She was very, very, very well behaved.
Tomorrow we head to Bolgatanga. It will be really nice to have the girls to ourselves for a full 24 hours.

15 comments:

bbqdaisy said...

Soooooooooooooooooooo GLAD I checked again =) I'm home today =) I'm CELEBRATING and PRAISING with you! This is WONDERFUL news!!!
Blessings on your trip up North! Make sure to pack lots of extra snacks, they will come in handy! Although you do get a snack and drink on the airplane (at least we did both times)!
Blessings
Maria

Shannon said...

YAAAAAY!!! So happy to hear this! So, when will the girls actually be coming home?

Cindy LaJoy said...

Hey! I can finally leave a blog comment now that we are here in Astana, and the cool thing is the first one is YOURS!!!! What beautiful daughters you have!! I am so excited to see their photos! Be safe, my friend. See you on the flip side of the world!

Mom to 2 Angels said...

Beautiful girls! Congrats on the decree.

Jackie said...

Awesome news, Michelle. Congrats!!! The girls are beautiful :)

Michelle said...

Thanks everyone....it was a great day and now there is the next step...I can't wait until the next step is unpacking the girls at home! It could be 6 weeks it could be 6 months. Nothing like a little uncertainty to keep you young! My hope is before our Summer birthday's start...so May is my hope.

The Blaske Bunch said...

"GRANTED!" those are the words your hubby got to hear the judge say today....YEAH for the gotcha day!!!! Really, even though it is interim...YOU HAVE TWO beautiful daughters who NOW have a FOREVER family!!!! Excited for you! Bolga and the whole experience will blow your mind and stay etched in your heart forever! enjoy! CONGRATULATIONS!

Megan, aka LadyofMoonlight said...

CONGRATULATIONS! And my word! Veronica is adorable, just cute as a button. And Benedicta? Wow! She's utterly beautiful! You're gonna have a little heart breaker there! Fingers crossed for another miracle, to bring them home soon!

Megan, aka LadyofMoonlight said...

CONGRATULATIONS! And my word! Veronica is adorable, just cute as a button. And Benedicta? Wow! She's utterly beautiful! You're gonna have a little heart breaker there! Fingers crossed for another miracle, to bring them home soon!

Megan, aka LadyofMoonlight said...

CONGRATULATIONS! And my word! Veronica is adorable, just cute as a button. And Benedicta? Wow! She's utterly beautiful! You're gonna have a little heart breaker there! Fingers crossed for another miracle, to bring them home soon!

Megan, aka LadyofMoonlight said...

CONGRATULATIONS! And my word! Veronica is adorable, just cute as a button. And Benedicta? Wow! She's utterly beautiful! You're gonna have a little heart breaker there! Fingers crossed for another miracle, to bring them home soon!

Megan, aka LadyofMoonlight said...

CONGRATULATIONS! And my word! Veronica is adorable, just cute as a button. And Benedicta? Wow! She's utterly beautiful! You're gonna have a little heart breaker there! Fingers crossed for another miracle, to bring them home soon!

Megan, aka LadyofMoonlight said...
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Megan, aka LadyofMoonlight said...

Ah! I left a million comments and Google is seriously messing up and not letting me delete more than 1! (also messing with my email...) Sorry!

Hilary Marquis said...

Congratulations to your whole family! Your girls are BEAUTIFUL...those eyes are gorgeous! Have an easy, quick, safe, flight home.

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