First, it came. The 797c came today. I was getting so frustrated.... why does the mail take one week from Boston? If it had been a bill it would have taken 24 hours. I am so excited to fed-ex it to KSB who is doing our dossier. I will keep you posted, next step will be to let you know that we are on the wait-list. Yeah!
Second, we were tagged again. A fun one, sixth picture in our sixth album. A sweet picture of baby Mike. He is our second foster baby. He is also the baby that Zach is hugging if you scroll down on Zach's birthday post. He is part African American, part American Indian. Zach use to tell people (and truly believed) that Mike "looks just like me as a baby." Mike was with us for 12 weeks. He was so smart. He wore his senses on the surface and we had to transition him carefully. He was sensitive to changes in tone, light, temperature, and position. We caught on quickly. He also did not sleep a lot, so Jason would take him in the middle of the night and watch ESPN with him. We make a scrapbook for the baby and the adoptive (or birth parents) of the time that we have the baby in our lives. This was one of the pictures from Mike's scrapbook.
Pic 3 and 4
Third, Andrew and a bunch of BC High boys made a haunted house for the Boys and Girls Club of the city. They had so much fun thinking up ways to entertain (scare) these kids, providing a safe environment for them to go. I love his high school. It takes every opportunity to teach these boys to think of others. They see these boys as agents of good in the world. They see them as working "ad majorem dei gloriam" (for the greater glory of God). While, the pictures look gruesome, pasta and paint and masks provide a scene that makes 60 5-12 year olds opt out of the street scary scene on Halloween and opt in to a safer but fun scary.