Wednesday, May 30, 2007

We are parents... again!

We went to court this morning, and it went well. Zach was with us for part of the appointment, and Pops was even called in to answer a few questions. The judge was very funny and kept cracking jokes to others. They were very touched that Pops was willing to come so far to be here for Zachary and the rest of us. After a favorable determination in court, we went to the orphanage for a celebration with Beth and Phil, the director, the doctors, Larissa and Olga. We had smoked meat, cheeses, bread, juices and tea. There was even a cake from Assorti to celebrate the occasion. The director and doctor were so happy to spend time with Zach, and we gave out them gifts to show our appreciation. Larissa commented on what nice and easy families we were, and that they hope our new children grow up to be just like Zachary. The biggest shocker was Zachary who entered the NEEEIIIIGGGGGHHH club with Don and James. (Mrs. Bonesteel, don't tell the other kids please; Zachary is afraid that Sierra will be mad at him for eating horse). He ate eight pieces of it, and was sad when they took it away. It was all I had not to gag when he ate it ON MY LAP! We will blog again tonight and send pics. Bye!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! Yeah!! It's a good thing you took my advice:)
TT, Corey, Kara and Emily

Anonymous said...

Hi Zachary-
I am so glad your trip is going well. Your meal sounded delicious. While I never had horse I did eat alligator and wild boar in a restaurant in Albany!!!That firehouse was great and my son at your age would have loved it also. We all miss you and have enjoyed looking at the pictures and reading about your trip when the surf control at school does not kick in. We all are very happy for you and your family. We look forward to seeing more photos!
Mrs. Wasiczko, Mrs. Bonesteel and your pals in second grade :)

All Blog Spots said...

nice blog

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you all! We can't wait to have you back. Have a safe trip. My prayers are with you all. (Horse yummy) Love Jen

Unknown said...

Congratulations!!!!! Love the statue of Poppy. The pics are great. Can"t wait to see you all.
Love Aunt Johanna

Tammy said...

WOOHOO!!!! I'm SO happy for all of you!! Congrats!! Have a safe trip home!

Sue said...

We are so proud of you, you have a beautiful family. Congratulations, Alex is officially part of our family. We already love him, just can't wait to see him. Have a safe trip home and we will talk to you soon. Zach we love you too very much.


Grandma and Grandpa

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the Baldwins and of course Poppy too, have a safe trip home and loved all of the blogs and pictures.
Aunt Peggy

Nana and Papa said...

Congratulations! This whole procedure has been so long and sometimes grueling, but look at your end result - such a beautiful baby boy. You will be home soon!