Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mete Twi, Kakra!

(I speak Twi, a little.) I started trying to learn Twi about a week ago. I just finished Pimsleur's Twi course. It is very short, but helpful. I can only say about 10 sentences. But hey- it's a start! Now on to my 2nd CD that I bought on Ebay. I don't even know the name of the course, but it looks alot harder! But I'm willing to give it a shot! It would be awesome to be able to speak to my children in their native language. (Even if it's only 10 sentences!)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A little about my kids...

I was just scanning my own blog (weird, I know) when I realized that I haven't even given any information about our future children! I guess I forgot everyone can't read my mind!

Well, we are adopting two children. (Which I suppose everyone has already figured out.) The oldest is a 7 year old girl. She will be 8 in May. Since I'm not sure about posting their names, I'll call her S. Her little brother is 5 1/2 years old. I'll call him K for now. Truth be told, I'm not even sure how to pronounce their names! (Do their letters make different sounds than ours?) Oh well.

My biological daughter is 9 1/2. (That sounds so old! Seems like she was just a baby a few years ago....) She can't wait to meet her new brother and sister. She finds things all the time that she wants to save for them (clothes, toy cars, funny shaped rocks....) She's gonna be a great big sister!

So, there you have it. A (very short) summary of the kids!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Look into these eyes...

These are the eyes of my future children. I just can't wait to get them home. I know I have a long way to go, but I am already getting impatient! I never was really good at waiting. I think the rep from our agency should be back in the US this week or so. I hope he brings new pictures of the children with him! I only have one, and it's almost a year old! I can't wait to find out more information about them. Like what other languages do they speak? Do they have any nicknames? I want to know all I can about them!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Another step forward....

We got our approved homestudy in the mail today!!! And since our dossier was otherwise complete, I was able to mail the whole thing to our adoption agency today! I'm sure I looked like such a dork going into the post office grinning from ear to ear just to mail a little stack of papers. But it was exciting! This is the most productive step of the whole process so far, so it felt great! I'm not sure how long it takes the agency to go over it, but hopefully it will be in Ghana soon!

Friday, March 5, 2010

It's in the Mail....

I got a call from our social worker today letting us know that she just mailed our homestudy ! (Which is a HUGE blessing!) She was waiting on DSS to get us a notarized copy of her license. We didn't think they would get it ready so soon. But we're glad they did because she will be on vacation next week! Whew!