Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wait for the UPS Guy Party

We were given notice yesterday to make sure we were home until noon on Wednesday. The UPS guy was to be here by noon to drop of vital China paperwork. I hurried and threw together "wait for the UPS guy" party with friends and family. We had a bubble maker ready to turn on, balloons on the porch, pink punch, Hello Kitty tablecloth and plates, pink cupcakes, kid friendly food for the kids and a nicer menu for the adults. People started arriving around 9 am to be sure not to miss the UPS guy. We had a great time playing, eating and straining our ears for the big brown truck. Babies were playing together on blankets on the lawn, bigger kids were hiding in the woods with light sabers ready to pounce on the UPS guy. I was running around with a Flip Camera in one pocket and my other camera in the other pocket with my day all planned. Well, by noon the kids were all hot and tired and getting crabby. The moms were all getting hot and tired and ready for their kids to have naps, but everyone was sure it would be any moment. By 1pm, I had called our agency and was informed that they should be delivering at anytime, but to call if they have not shown up by 4. I called at 4 and was told they need to deliver by 7pm. By 5pm, I was waiting on the porch and FINALLY heard the truck. I called for Kory and the kids and we all went outside. The look on the drivers face when I informed him we had been waiting for that package for over three years was pretty awesome!

Anyway, now we have our LOA. This means we can share our information and pictures. It also means we can send care packages to Hattie. Which of course, we did tonight! We sent her a birthday care package with pj's, a disposable camera, candies for the foster family, a soft Asian doll and all of it is in a special red Chinese bag with a note for the foster family to please fill the bag with her special items on the day we meet her in China.

This has been an interesting day. Full of ups and downs, just like the whole journey to international adoption itself. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Hattie is BEAUTIFUL!!! We have two daughters from Guangxi (Guilin) who were born with CL/CP. They are now 6 & 7 and we could not love them more! We will be following your journey to bring sweet Hattie home.