Friday, 23 November 2012

Retail Therapy

I had a lovely Retail Therapy day when I drove over to meet Baby Sis and her Baby Princess and we all went shopping in the Big City near where I grew up.  We had arranged to meet Drama Teen there too, and we had a fantastic girlie day out in the Big City :-)

We had lunch in an Italian Restaurant, where Baby Princess demanded paella!!  I'm very impressed at her adventurous (well compared to either her mother or my children lol) appetite, but I think she needs to work on her geography a little :-)  As she's not two till next week I think I'll let her off though.  She was such a polite Baby Princess asking the waitress "Paella pweeeese LADEEEE" :-)

The weather was cold and wet, so I was glad we spent most of the day in the indoor shopping centre.  I managed to make sure I pushed Baby Princess round in her buggy most of the day, and she was so funny :-) She started most of our  conversations with an imperious and irresistible  "Aunteeee Janet."  I loved her enthusiastic and utterly surprised "YES" when asked if she would like something.  I love all my lovely and wonderful nephews and nieces, but Baby Princess has a special place in my heart, her Mummy (my Baby Sis) has always been "one of my babies" she was born when I was 15 years and I have always mothered her.  She is only 6 years older than LMS and they are more like sisters than Aunt and niece, and she and Drama Teen are so alike that its scary!!  I even have a photograph of them walking beside each other, in very similar clothes and moving almost in synch :-)  Anyway all that is just to say that Baby Princess feels almost like a grandchild to me, and to cement my position as "Good Granny" I brought chocolate teddy bears :-)  One for each of my girlies that I'd be seeing that day - Baby Princess wolfed hers down and was my new best friend for a while.  Until I gave her Mum (Baby Sis) her chocolate and Baby Princess SCREACHED!!  Apparently ALL chocolate is hers and will NOT be shared even with her Mummy lol.

After our wonderful day out me and Drama Teen returned home, to spend the weekend with us :-)  It was great having company for the long drive home, and knowing I'd have all my babies at home for a few days :-)

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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