I know I've been a bad blogger lately. I know I'm not commenting on your blogs. I've not taken time to catch up with our friends. I blame Stephenie Meyer and this blog, (which, by the way, is a hilarious blog - you should read it). Anyway, if you haven't figured it out, I've been consumed since I started reading the Twilight Series. It all started with this book...
It should be noted that I do not like scary books or movies (although I once co-wrote a 20 page paper about slasher films - go figure), but since these books are written for a teenage audience, I seem to be handling it okay. Anyway, that is my excuse for being a bad blogger - I've become obsessed with teen lit. Now onto some more meaningful stuff...
MICAH IS HAVING A GROWTH-SPURT!! And, I don't just mean physically - I also mean mentally (if that makes sense). In the past week he has started communicating with signs and with words - like crazy! He always used to sign for "please" but now he is using "more" and "eat." (I promise to get video - especially since my awesome husband got me this for my birthday. Isn't he the best?)
Also, he is now saying the word "yep" when you ask him a question, as in,
Me: "Do you want to go see the dogs?"
Micah: "Yep." or
Me: "Do you want a pretzel?"
It is quite adorable. BUT, there is more! He has also started to use a sentence!!! Seriously, I thought single words were supposed to come first but lately Micah will point to something and say, "I want that." Okay, yes, it sounds more like, "Iuntdaaat" but it's become pretty obvious that he is indicating his want of something. It is amazing. I love it.
He is also still swiffer-ing like a madman - especially if I get out the vacuum - he goes right to the closet where the swiffer sleeps and points to it saying, "Iuntdaaat."
He got a new Amharic t-shirt today. We got it from this site (go look- you will love them) and it looks adorable on him....
And, finally, some news on his baby sister! Today we went in for our homestudy update with Erin at CHI and our new plan is to have our homestudy submitted to CIS as soon as possible and then hopefully have our dossier ready to go by November. Or December at the latest. (We've sped things up a bit in our timeline since we expect wait times to increase in the near future.) I'm going to start on it now (especially since the update paperwork was very simple) so I think I can have it all ready to go when our 171-H comes. The current wait-time for that in our state is 4-6 weeks. Last time it took 9 days, so we'll see.
So, with wait-times growing we are now going to just say that we hope to be traveling or at least have a referral by Micah's third birthday, which is February 2010. I know that seems hopelessly far away, but I'm trying to prepare for a long wait. Of course, if it happens sooner, you know I won't be complaining! :)
Eeek! I am excited to get our dossier off to Ethiopia!!!