We are so excited to be getting ready for Eli's arrival. We are reworking our closet/storage spaces to be more "user-friendly" & I am working on redoing the garage as a very cat-friendly space for when Eli cries or is very active and the cats need to get out for a while.
We filed for Eli's I-600 at the end of last week, and are officially waiting to hear back from USCIS (though it will probably take a few weeks). We are still hoping and praying to get through the red tape quickly so that we can get our travel call!!
We have put together a package to send to Eli and his foster family with gifts. We are sending some really cute clothes for Eli (including some awesome Mickey Mouse PJs) & several small toys. We also have some little Bath & Body Works lotions & some Starbucks instant coffee for his foster parents. We really appreciate that they have taken care of him these past few months for us. We have a few more things that we will bring as gifts when we fly over there, too. I'm a little nervous about the cost of shipping, but I am sure that I will find out soon.
I am finally finishing my "Thank You" notes from the awesome baby shower that two of my illustrious co-workers threw me last Wednesday. I wish I weren't so far behind on those! I really appreciate the loving and caring attitudes of all of my friends and coworkers. It means so much to me : ).
We are finally starting to wind down the school year (just a bit), and I'm getting a chance to breathe again. This has been the busiest year I've ever had as a teacher! I took on a lot of responsibility this year to help the time pass until we had a referral, and I'm pretty sure that I overdid it! I won't be teaching summer school full time this year, which will be great (I am only teaching for 1 week in June). We'll have more time to rest up before Eli comes home and we start the school year all over again!