Wednesday at 7am, our family was headed South to the Montgomery County Courthouse to have Reagan Readopted and to finally make her a US Citizen.
We were a little early and we had to wait in the hallway until the judge called us into the courtroom.
Good thing I always come prepared with snacks. We definitely needed them:)
Both Pat and I were sworn in and had to answer a few questions from the judge.
We got to take the kids with us when we took the stand and they thought it was the coolest thing.
Pat went first and he took Reagan along with him.
She was charming everyone in the room. Waving at them and saying "Hi".
When she saw the judge, she reached out for him to hold her.
I went straight for the camera and our attorney told me no pictures until the end when the judge came down from the bench:( You will have to believe me when I say it was the sweetest thing ever!!
The whole process only took about ten minutes and then everything was official.
Our judge was so great with the kids. He talked to all three of them and spent a good deal of time with Nick.
It was really a wonderful experience and a super special day for our family. One we will never forget.
There were other families waiting to go next, but our lawyer offered to take a quick photo(or three)of all of us with the Judge. Unfortunately, this was the best of the bunch. I had to laugh when I saw that her dress was up and she was not even facing forward....in every single photo. She was so over it by this point and just wanted to get down and run. But, at least we have something so we can all remember this day. That is what is all about.
Hoping to get a few more posts up this week. I am behind........ which is becoming the new normal for me!!
Have a fabulous weekend!