Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring Roundup

Spring has sprung and changes are coming to the Fuller household. We closed escrow on our house at the end of March and are working to close on our new house (which is really old – built in 1984) by the end of this month. So, we have been busy with house inspections, packing, getting paint/contractor quotes, more packing, paperwork, etc. Never a dull moment!

Last month after Wesley’s exciting finalization, we had a small celebration at the house that following weekend with our family and two couples/families (also great friends) that provided references for us on our homestudy. We brought in some food from a local place that we love and had some custom cupcakes done from a local gal that does amazing work.

Congratulations Wesley!

Celebrating USA Citizenship.

One of our reference families/friends, the Willetts.

Our other reference family/friends, the Torres Family.

Custom cupcakes - South Korean flag surrounded by USA flags.

Wesley Fuller initials to symbolize the "official" name change.

Do you think Welsey enjoyed his cupcake?

Me and my goddaughter, Kira.

Kira, Wesley and cousin Brooks.

Me and my brother J.

Brian and Jose (who is basically family).


Jess Torres and sons Jack and Joe (who both contributed to the homestudy reference)

Alison and Jen hanging out.

My adorable nephew Brooks.

The day couldn’t have gone better – up to this point, we purposely haven’t had more than a handful of people at the house at one time out of fear that Wesley would be overwhelmed. There were about 20 of us in total with kids and adults and he did great. The house was filled with people that love him and that he was comfortable with and it’s like he could tell.

I loved having a house full of kids. It was a wonderful feeling. When I was a little girl, it was all I dreamed about. I know, I know, putting the cart before the horse. Baby steps. We haven’t even been home a year. But, I can’t help but think about another. . .

Moving on. Update on our little peanut that is rapidly approaching two years. As I read a fellow adoptive mom’s blog tonight (K) I felt awful because I’m so far behind on not only my own posts, but my fellow blogger’s posts. And, I know that I’ve written this before, but it bothers me. I’ve become THAT mom (right now). My only excuse – and I’ve probably posted this before too – is that something has to give at some point and unfortunately, the blog gets it. As I read K’s blog, I had to laugh a little bit to myself because we were experiencing literally the same thing with our sons. Tantrums. Throwing EVERYTHING. Crying at the drop of a hat. Stubborn.

But, then there’s this amazing little boy inside that I absolutely adore. He’s funny, cuddly, sensitive, loving, smart (sometimes too smart) and the best thing that’s ever happened to Brian and me. We love him to pieces and I couldn’t imagine what our lives would be like without him. I look forward to picking him up every day from daycare and seeing his smiling face when he runs over to me. He is my light, he is my love.