Thursday, April 17, 2014

Another first

Liam's first time on the swing. He wasn't too sure what to think at first, but we did get a few smiles out of him.








Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring and stuff

Once again, a random selection of pictures from the last few weeks.  

Liam's new favourite spot is in front of the window, watching the birds.


We had the other Douma children over for an afternoon. Lots of playing and fun together!



One of my favourite things is the face that greets you when you go to get Liam out of bed. His smile is huge!






A few Saturday's ago we celebrated Alisa's birthday and then went out to dinner with just the Douma adults - a very nice treat at the Lakehouse.



Seriously, can he get any cuter?  :)



One of Liam's favourite things is his daddy. And when daddy pushes him on the little car? You should hear the squeals of delight :)




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adoption Day

On April 3, we celebrated Liam's Adoption Day. We had a court time, and our families joined us to witness the judge signing the adoption order.

It was a really special day!

We were scheduled for 4:00, but we didn't really know what to expect. We showed up early, but there didn't seem to be anybody that we could ask to see if we were in the right spot. So, our rather large group gathered in a waiting area, next to room A (we found a schedule on the wall that said that was where our case was to be heard).  Though we weren't sure we were in the right place, we were pretty sure that they would be able to find the group of 30 people waiting for them :)




The court orderly came to tell us that they had decided to move us to the bigger courtroom, mostly because it was fancy in there and she said it would look nice on the pictures :)  We were thrilled.  

We got into the room, were told to take a seat, with our families behind us, watching. It was all very formal from there. They called the court to order, we stood when the judge came in.

The judge didn't have much to say. She told us that she had read through all our paper work and it looked like we were a good match for Liam.  She mentioned how nice it was to be having a happy occasion in court, and wished us all the best. She then signed the paper, and within a few minutes of starting, it was all over. Liam was a Douma forever!




Once the judge left, the court helpers (for lack of knowing who they were or what their jobs were) told us we were free to look around and explore the courtroom. We got a group picture with everyone that was there, the kids got to sit in the judges chair and the prisoner's box, and we were allowed to take lots of pictures.






After it was all done, the family came over for pizza and wings to celebrate :)

It was a fabulous day! Thanks to our families who took time out of their busy lives to come and celebrate with us!  We feel very loved and supported and we know that Liam will grow up knowing how loved he is.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Some more

A few more randoms from our life lately. 

Liam is getting so big!  He can pull himself up on most things if he is determined enough, and loves to crawl around the whole house. He is very inquisitive, so he gets into lots of things, but his favourite is electrical chords and door stoppers.  

He can walk the length of the hallway behind his toy or holding onto your fingers. He still loves to eat, and is starting to eat mostly just what we eat, with some baby food in there to ensure he is getting his nutrients.  

He loves to be where we are and will crawl quickly to come find us if we leave the room. He can play on his own for quite some time if we are in the same room as him, and he loves to rock to the music that comes from all his toys.

We LOVE him!







Friday, March 21, 2014

Lately

Here are some pictures from around home, the last few weeks. We love life with this little guy!  Can you tell?

9 months old, and apparently very happy about it :)

Celebrating Mike's birthday - the family came over for cinnamon buns and coffee on Saturday morning.



March break fun - we went with Jackie and the kiddos to Happy Ralph's to feed the ducks.
Turns out the ducks were very far away and not so much interested in food.
We threw them all the bread anyway :)




Celebrating 7 years of being married to the best man around!
We got a babysitter(!) and went out for dinner and dessert! 


Liam loves his daddy so much that he says dada (but not mama :)