Thursday, 11 August 2011

The Weekend

So much went on that I can't write it all down! It was a wonderful, fabulous weekend and we all had enormous fun. Little Prince loved the HUGE garden he could run around in, and the nooks and crannies and various rooms in the house he could go and curl up with his Gameboy when he needed some peace and quiet. There were a few children his age to play with and they seemed to get along very well together, although I think they took turns playing with Little Prince - as he tired out one another would take their place lol.

Princess Lollipop didn't have such a great time :-( I'm not sure if its the fact she has since come down with a viral cough, or the fact that she found being surrounded by so many Ethiopian children quite scary (she hasn't been around that many Ethiopian children since she was in the orphanage). She definitely wasn't herself over the weekend, she was very very clingy, her sleep was extremely disturbed (and therefore so was mine and Mr Messy's as we were all three sharing a double bed) and she refused to eat very much at all. She is very sensitive, so it could have been a bit of both (sickening for her cough and being in the company of so many Ethiopian children) causes that made her like she was.

Me and Mr Messy had a great time, I was a limpet post for Princess Lollipop who mostly wanted to be attached to me and not stray more than a few inches from my lap. Mr Messy spent the weekend taking some fantastic photos of all the children and their families, most of the parents were astounded that he managed to take such great photos without any fuss or bother :-) He's just that good :-)

We've already set a date for next year's gathering and I can't wait :-)

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25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country


Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006