Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thank heaven we are back to school and have some kind of routine again. Eight straight snow days plus weekends, not to mention Rick and another seminar!! It was really enough to push me over the edge. By day 3 the boys were over it and had no interest in going out in the cold so it was back and forth between the toys, video games and the TV. We did manage to get Lance to read 3 books though. We were all battling colds as well so the cabin fever was pretty severe. Being from NY, I am really not used to the fact that as soon as a few flurries fall, the city shuts down. The snow did, however, make for some beautiful photos but we are ready for spring! Here is a Lily update:

* She says "I Do" and wants to do everything herself.

* She gives tight hugs and makes this cute squeeze sound.

* She is into every drawer, every cabinet, and even opens the pantry door.

* She spells her name to us and pretends to write it.

* In her crib, she has to sleep with her duck, her horse, her doll and her mini mouse. Then has to be covered with the same 2 blankets. All were gifts from family and friends.

* She says "ahh baby" every time she sees a photograph.

*She hates to drink from a sippy cup and does everything the boys do!

* The drama has begun. She had mastered the pout and cries when you say "no" to her.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


About 2 weeks ago we recieved the papers from the attorney stating that Lily's adoption was final and that her name had been changed. After we receive the certificate of foreign birth, we can then proceed with the ss number and passport. It is seriously hard to believe that we have been home from Korea for almost one year and that the paper work is coming to an end.

After opening the envelope, I was met with mixed feelings. I was happy to be finished with the whole legal thing but I couldn't help but feel sad as well. Sad for Lily's birth mom and the end of the name that she chose for her. Sure it's still a part of her but still it was sort of a goodbye. I had visions of the future where Lily asks about her Korean name and why we didn't keep it or incorporate it into her new name. I was hoping she wasn't destined to be one of those adoptees who have resentment towards us for robbing her culture from her. I remembered our referral papers with the meaning of Hye Won. Grace and pretty is what it read. I was then told soon after that it was more like "God's grace and pretty flower." What name could be more perfect then Lily? Here is the first photo I ever took myself of precious Hye Won as she was called for the first 10 months of her life.

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