The director of our agency informed us that our dossier should be in Ethiopia today! Amazing! Just keep praying that our dossier can be translated, the appropriate forms signed, and our file merged with Noah's file in time for a court date to be scheduled before the courts close in August. We are praying with lots of hope that this can and will happen! We are so excited to welcome Noah into our family! We also sent a care package to him this week. It has a photo album of his new family, a cool monster truck and some small Matchbox cars. It also has a t-shirt. It is customary with AAI to send a new t-shirt in care packages. When the child that has been referred to a family puts on the t-shirt, then everyone in the orphanage knows they have a family- too cool!!!
In other news....Caleb is no longer a baby. He is quite the big boy now. He is potty trained, and only wears a diaper to bed. He loves to wear his underwear and is very proud of them :) He is such a big boy that when we go to the bathroom, after I turn the light on, he tells me to "go out". Wow. Not only this, but he is no longer sleeping in his crib any more. He sleeps in his big boy bed! All this took place during the month of May, so it was some month around our house. We are so proud of him, but it is kind of bittersweet in a way. He has grown up so fast. I still remember when we first brought him with us to the hotel in Ethiopia- he was so tiny and needed us for almost everything. Now, with each passing day, he needs our assistance a little less, and a little less. Sigh. I guess that is just part of being a parent! We must truly treasure each moment- time doesn't wait!