Maddie and Auri had their first dance recital today. They were on either end of the group since they were the leaders. They looked absolutely adorable in their cowgirl outfits.
Quote of the day: A conversation between Madeline and Michael, a little boy in her class that also has a small farm.. .
Michael: "Hey, Maddie, it's almost time to shoot my cow and eat him."
Maddie: "Oh, yeah, and cows make good steaks, don't they Michael."
Great conversation for a dance recital.
The kids are very glad that summer is here. As usual, we're spending lots of time at the lake, swimming and turtle hunting. Myles loved this little guy. Not to worry - we always bring them home to their Mommies.
Above is Max's attempt at making friends at the LopHop. Thomas wasn't in the mood for sharing. :)
We're having a bit of difficulty getting the adoption finalized. We have to do this within our county, and thus far the folks at the court haven't instilled a bunch of confidence that they know what they're doing. We were hoping to not have to pay attorney fees for this, since it is supposed to be "the easy part" of the process. Dan is going down to the court tomorrow, and if he can't get it straightened out, we're hiring one. I just want him to be ours, and I'm sick of fighting with people at every turn. We were given the wrong paperwork and now they are saying it will be December before we should expect a court date. That's more than a year after we got him home! Everyone keeps saying "no big deal, he's home with you," which is true for the most part, but there is other stuff. We can't get our tax credit until we finalize - HUGE chunk of money that we are counting on. And until we finalize and get that money back, it isn't feasible to consider the next adoption, which is clearly in my heart already.
So that's the update. Keep the prayers coming for my friend, Casey. She is improving steadily, and we're so happy for each update we get from her lovely family.