Tuesday, December 27, 2011

one week.

So our schedule went as follows for the last week:
Last Tuesday, Shilo was released from the hospital and we got home around 7:30 pm.
Abigail was pretty excited to have her sister home again (and Mama too).
Wednesday we had nothing on the schedule.  Worked on laundry, and attempts to reclaim our home from chaos.
Thursday morning, donuts with friends and family, final adoption hearing.  That's right, Shilo is officially adopted.  Then a doctor's appointment for a weight check.  5lbs, 4oz.  We have finally grown and surpassed our birth weight.  Another appointment for insurance nonsense in the afternoon.  Packing in the evening.

Our final hearing for our adoption with our attorney and the judge.  They both were part of Abigail's adoption too, so it was pretty fun.
Our first picture as an official an legal family of four.
Friday we left to go visit Jason's family for Christmas.  We had a great time, and actually felt like it was our first time getting down time with the four of us, and just getting to really hang out and enjoy Shilo completely.
Monday we got home at eleven p.m.  We were on schedule to get home around eight and get both girls ready for bed, but an accident on I-70 pushed things way back for us.
Abigail and Shilo listening to Papa tell the Christmas story on Christmas Eve.
The week ahead holds a lot of nothing specific.  We are planning on relaxing, playing some of Abigail's new games, trying to get things unpacked.  Working on getting everyone back on schedule, and helping Abigail remember the rules and lose her attitude that she picked up sometime over the past month.
Abigail ad I played 'cootie' together today.  There was quite a bit of giggling as a result.
We have Christmas with my family coming up, and I'm thankful that they live close enough that we can make the round trip in one day.  I feel like I haven't had much time in my bed lately, and I have missed it greatly.
So for now we will settle back in to our lives here, and enjoy being a family of four.

Enjoying the season,


  1. Congrats on the "official-ness" of your new addition!!! A beautiful family. Best wishes for Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


  2. I loved cootie when I was little! And the pics of the girls together are so cute (:

    Belated Merry Christmas!

  3. Ahhh, your girls are too adorable!! Congratulations again :)