As the day, weeks and months roll by I think about the posts that I missed. I meant to write a post about our first plane ride and how precious it was that Jeff fell asleep holding my hand. I've been meaning to write more about how excited the boys have been going to the park and exploring the outside world now that it's getting warmer out. I wanted to write a post about how Jeff has learned to use a blanket or a coat to cover his head and then he pops out so someone yells "peek-a-boo." I had hoped to write an entry about how Aaron loves to chase the cats around and now seems to sign "dog" for any animal he sees. I wanted to do these, but I didn't. I don't have time for any of these. Now that the boys are older I am more exhausted. They nap less. They take more of my energy. By the end of the day I don't have time to blog. (And for all of you other bloggers out there with toddlers don't think I haven't notice you all blogging less too!)
However, I did want to share the big news.
After several delays for no apparent reason except for the fact that it's an overworked and understaffed government, the state of Illinois has finally approved the adoption. Derek is now officially and legally a dad.
Has anything really changed? No. Derek has been a dad since the moment the boys were born. Still, it's good to know that it's legally recognized now because he deserves the recognition and the title of Dad!