The long awaited day had arrived…
Beach Bunny asked us where we were going.
“Family Day,” I said on the fly.
“Oh, gweat (great)!” she said from her car seat, not having a clue that Family Day meant that we were about to finalize her adoption- an important day in her life and ours.
Our extended family was so great to come out and celebrate with us even though it was smack dab in the middle of a work day. They are cool like that.
Before I show you the official pics, I of course have to show you the behind-the-scenes shots. We’re a unique bunch. Trust me.
Mother-in-law and sister-in-law (annoyed at me for taking their picture but gave me a courtesy smile anyway… awe, thanks!) quickly feeding the babies their lunch before they call us all into the courtroom.
Oh, no you di-in’t. Don’t you laugh. I WILL seek revenge, sista’.
Nothing says “photo op” like a candid family picture with a metal detector in the background.
Ok, onto the big event-
Dad’s John Hancock…
Then the judge said something about someday dividing our estate into thirds, and I remember my whole family chuckling in the background. I think I got nervous and allegedly started picking my nose.
And then the judge stamped and sealed our documents and told us congratulations. We were complete. She was gracious enough to let us take a few pictures even though there were other families awaiting their turn.
And then the group shot taken by the cute security guard-
And more photos ‘cause, strangely, there never seem to be quite enough.
Oh, happy day!