India adoption paperwork DONE

More paperwork will be necessary after we get back to the US, but in terms of actually transporting Shivani and Aashish to their forever home, we are DONE with paperwork!  Two of the required appointments that we’d started late last week included obtaining their travel visas and Hague Convention Adoption Certificates from the US Embassy…

American woman behind the wheel

Here’s how the conversation between Amy and Mr. Singh went: Mr. Singh:  You drive? Amy:  Yes, I drive.  I drive a minivan in America about the size of this one.  I also drove on roads like this in Kenya for three years while I lived there. Mr. Singh:  You drive in Kenya? Amy:  Yes Mr.…

Not wrong, just different

This would be a photo of Shivani and Aashish eating pizza.  Notice those empty ketchup packets?  They’re empty because both of them wanted a full packet of ketchup on their pizza.  Also, a few days ago they each ate two ketchup packets just straight up – no french fries, no burger, no nothin’ – just…

Family Outings

The last two days have been full of family outings – some for post-adoption logistics and some just for fun.  Yesterday we had medical appointments for Shivani and Aashish.  They’ve been very well cared for both physically and emotionally in their Indian home, and we have many detailed medical reports confirming their excellent health care,…

My wife is a genius, part 2

Alright, so in terms of packing I’m the kind of guy who figures if you have a toothbrush and a change of underwear and a wallet you’re good to go, and if you happen to forget the toothbrush and underwear, well, that’s what Target is for.  When I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2009…

Trouble Monkey

Amy is really good at explaining things using very simple English concepts.  Last night, she explained the premise of Curious George stories and cartoons as “trouble monkey.”  Then this morning at breakfast she went to grab something and told me “keep an eye on Mr. Trouble.”  It didn’t take long after that before Aashish was…

Signs of attachment

Today we got out of the house and went to a big park where the kids played for most of the morning.  It was great – they mostly ran around and played while we encouraged them to explore and have fun.  We even had moments where we could just relax on a park bench for…

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