Saturday, November 19, 2011

Reid's Official!

We went to the Noble Co. courthouse in Albion Friday November 18th.  We waited 10 minutes for the court room to free up.  In the meantime, 2 prisoners in orange jump suits wearing hand and leg chains passed by us.  Ava took it all in!!  And then of course, loudly, she says "what did that bad man do?"  And that "bad man" was a mere 4 feet away from where we were sitting waiting on the elevator.  Once we got into the courtroom, it was a very quick process.  We just had to testify that we could take care of Reid and then we verified our names and address.  That was it.  We took a couple pictures with the judge and then he hands us our adoption decree.  And we were on our way.  So Insung Lee is legally and officially Reid Cavanaugh now.  And he is a U.S. Citizen!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

We're on the docket!

On November 18th Insung Lee will officially become Reid Cavanaugh and a U.S. Citizen!  Thankgoodness we are able to finalize his adoption in 2011.  We will now be able to claim the adoption tax credit in 1 lump sum!  It will be nice to put a large amount of money towards paying off Reid's adoption loan!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


We took Ava and Reid to the Zanesville Halloween party a week before Halloween.  I used to go to this party when I was little.  There is a costume contest for different age categories, hotdogs and nachos and bingo.  We stayed for the costume contest and Ava grabbed a hotdog.  Ava won 1st place for her Candy Corn Witch costume.  She won $5. (Remember this is super small town America!)  There were more kids than ever before at the contest this year.  I bet there was 20 kids in the 0-2 age category when usually there are 6 or 8.  Reid loved watching everyone. 

On Halloween we went to a Trunk or Treat in Ossian, we hit the retirement appartments, and then we went into Ossian's large housing addition.  Once he saw Ava trick or treat at the first house, he was set.  From then on he ran and screamed the entire 2 hours we were out.  He had the time of his life.  He was an absolute riot.  We never laughed so hard.  Next year, oh man, watch out!  Oh, and everyone thought I made his scrubs and Ava's witch dress.  LOL!