Today started out as a pretty normal day. Nothing special. Got up, fed a baby, went to work, came home. You know, the normal everyday stuff. I had to work a little later again tonight (only 30 min), but ended up getting home a little after 6:30. I came in and started some rice to go with our crock pot meal. Then Kevin said "Oh, do you know what this is?" and held up an unopened manila envelope. I could tell by his voice what he thought it was. So I opened it up, and there it was! Two sheets of the best paper ever!
Do you see those three special words near the top of the paper? No, it's not "I love you". Here's a closer look....
That's right, folks. We got Kate's finalized adoption papers. She is officially OURS. Of course, she's been "ours" all along, but now we'll get her re-issued birth certificate and she can be assigned a social security number. The exact legal terms of the document state that "the said minor is declared adopted for life". Yep, Kate is ours and we're her parents. She's stuck with us now!
And then we celebrated with a 7pm bottle. :)
In other news, Kate got a new ride. I ordered it off of amazon.com because it was $70 cheaper and qualified for free shipping. It came in today, and she took it for a test drive around our living room. She's sitting up so much better and rapidly growing out of her infant carrier so it won't be too long before we switch out her car seat for this new roomier one (still rear facing). We're going to use the infant carrier for a BIT longer but she seems to like her new seat.