I can not express to everyone who comments on our blog and even the "passer by'ers" that come and visit our site, Thank you for your interest and positive comments.
Since my partner and I have been blessed to have Andrew, our lives have changed dramatically. It's not easy by far, as a matter of fact, it's HARD! My partner and I would not have it any other way. The happiness that Andrew has given us is indescribable. Every day we look at this little being with amazement. The excitement in his eyes when he discovers something new is so contagious. He is constantly learning new things. I'm so excited to get home from work to see what new behaviors or sounds he's learned.
We have two trips planned for Andrew already. The first trip is to Chicago in October. He will be visiting Uncles, Aunts and Cousins!!!! This is my partner's side of the family (filipino) so you can be sure this kid's feet will never touch the ground because he will go from one pair of arms to another... Pamilya ay pinaka-importante sa pinoy community (my sorry attempt at tagalog). I (as the non-filipino partner) have been embraced by their community and truly love the pinoy way of life. Nagaaral ako ng tagalog dahil bumili na kami ng bahay sa antipolo city). (i'm studying tagalog because we bought a home in antipolo city, philippines).
Which leads to our next trip in December. PHILIPPINES.
Andrew will be an international travelor even before he is one year old. We are having his 1st Birthday there with about 300 of my partner's relatives (OK..i'm exaggerating a little..maybe 250). We already received our son's passport and are ready to go. We have a huge birthday bash planned near the province that my partner grew up (Nueve Ecija). We will be staying until after the new year. I'm excited to be in the philippines during Christmas and New Years. The filipinos know how to party and it's such a festive time to go.
I will be videoing Andrew's birthday so be sure to check out his youtube site "mytwodaddies". You will also find other videos that are not on this blog.
Our adoption is finally finalized. The below video is our day in court where the judge made her offical ruling. It was the best day of our lives