Tuesday, August 19, 2008

We have him!

It took a while, several phone calls and e-mails and a whole lot of patience to finally get Ahren today. The foster family came by themselves so we had to struggle with communication. Luckily Katie is a natural at languages and has been taking spanish, plus we used the translator on the computer to help. I was so afraid that he would have a total meltdown when they left, and he started to....but then Katie got his attention and presto, no tears. None! He has been laughing, eating, talking and a total love bug so far. He is definitely a little clown and loves to be the center of attention.

We had to take him to get visa photos taken (something your agency/attorneys should handle) so we jumped in a cab, hurtled across the city, found the place and got er done.

See our happy little boy. He is the receiver of a million kisses today!!!!



31 comments:

Melissa said...

So glad to hear that you have him! I love his curls and his smile! I hope the rest of your trip goes smoothly.

angieshaffer said...

I can't believe that you guys are handling all of this without any help (visa pics, filling out docs, etc.). You are one amaing family. I can't wait to see more pics, and hear more about your time there. Is Levi there too?

Ellie said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


YOU HAVE HIM!~

FOREVER and EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVERv EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER EVER AND EVER AND EVER..................

HUGS
ELLIE

Whittemore Family said...

OMg He looks so happy!!! I bet you are just having a blast. Can't wait to hear more and see more pictures!!!!! Best of luck!!!

dana said...

You are amazing, he is amazing and I have chills and tears!
Love you!!!

mina's mommy said...

I've been stalking your blog, waiting for this update. Yay! Seeing those pics and how happy he is just gave me chills and almost made me cry (can't cry right now since I'm at work!). I'm so happy for you guys, and especially for you (from one mom to another), since this has been a very long and rocky journey. We can't wait to meet him in a couple of weeks! Mina may have found her a new boyfriend! :) hee! Enjoy the rest of your stay and have a safe trip home!

P.S. LOVE the curls! Don't cut his hair when you get back!!!!! :)

Kathy and Paul said...

Congratulations. I have been checking your blog all day hoping for an update.
Kathy

Kristi said...

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Oh Wendy, that is just wonderful! I am so insanely happy for you!! ENJOY YOUR TIME and get HOME SOON!!!

Bamagirl

Diana said...

Dreams really do come true!!! Crying happy tears right along with you!!!

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now breathe! :-)

Angel said...

OH YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is precious. I am praying he will transition easily. HE IS REALLY YOURS!!! You are bringing him HOME! Hugs, Angel

Mamita J said...

Oh Wendy!!!

What a doll!!!!

You can do this!

Let us know if you need help.

Much love,
Julie

PS... Smother that boy in kisses for me.

Misty McKibben-Melvin said...

congrats......what a joy!!!

bellagirl26 said...

Mommy's GOTCHA Ahren and she's never letting go! God bless!

Nora Glenys said...

Congratulations and God bless you all!!!! We'll be praying for an easy adjustment.

Christina said...

He is absolutely beautiful and so glad he is finally in your arms FOREVER.

Bethany said...

CONGRATULATIONS! He is such a cutie! :)

Kids Special Needs said...

That brings tears to my eyes! I have chills all over. So happy for you and your family. Hugs, Esther ;o)

Krystal said...

Oh, he is so precious!

Kim said...

I'm SOOOOOO happy for your family. You have him - and you never have to give him back - what a wonderful day!!!!

Meridith said...

Yippee!!!! So very happy for your family!

Pattie and Rob said...

Congratulations!!! I'm sure you probably can't believe it yourself, finally he's all yours!! I'm so happy for you. Love the curls!! Hope you have a safe trip home and I can't wait to see more pics of your little cutie!!
Pattie

URBAN BLONDE said...

OMG it is almost too overwhelming for me to think you finally have him! I'm so thrilled for you all and Ahren looks happier than I've ever seen him in the pics! I hope Levi is enjoying being the big brother!

Hope the rest of the trip goes smoothly and you get to hug and kiss sweet PBJ too!
I'm so happy to read this post!!!!!

Blondie

aretheytwins said...

Finally!! I'm so glad your wait is over. Can't wait to see the first pictures of him at home.

Cherrie said...

So happy for all of you. He looks amazingly happy...and I love the curls...I hope you aren't going to cut them! My youngest has curls that he has let grow because all COOL soccer players have long curly hair don't ya know!

Can't wait to see more pictures.

Cherrie

JuJu - said...

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
happy for you guys and especially for that gorgeous guy fo yours!

Anonymous said...

My heart just warmed seeing these pics. So nice to finally have your boy!

HappyK

nikki said...

So happy to hear he is with you and will never be without his forever family again!!!
Love that smile!!!

ManyBlessings said...

Crying over here girlie...oh my word...this is REALLY HAPPENING!!!!
dawn:D

Karrie said...

Doing the happy dance!!!!

Karrie in IN

Anonymous said...

Ahren is a doll!!! I am so happy for you. Can't wait for you all to be back home and read more about Ahren.

Rajashree

Marcie said...

Long time reader, first time commenter (is that even a word?). I am so happy that you have Ahren in your arms forever!