Thursday, October 26, 2006

Isaac Befriends the Seagulls of Bangor

Last Tuesday, Isaac and I took a stroll by the Penobscot River in Bangor in an effort to befriend some seagulls. It was such a great time! I took some video of Isaac chasing the seagulls and throwing foood for them. I will upload it later. But for now, here are some sweet photos:

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Isaac is officially "ours" in every way!

On September 27th, 2006, the State of Maine officially recognized our international adoption of Isaac. At this court appearance he also had his name legally changed from Watson Metellus Sirimoglu to Isaac Watson Renshaw-Sirimoglu. We were so happy to have finished this final stage in the adoption process (although we still have 4 home visits until our adoption is truly complete).

Isaac's Grammy (Gisele Renshaw) attended the court appearance. And we all celebrated afterward with a meal and a tour through Toys R Us. Here are some photos of the event:

Mommy, Daddy, Isaac, the "Judge" and Grammy.

Playing with Grammy's glasses.

Isaac's favorite toy at Toys R Us.

That evening, we had our good friends, the Stankevitzs) over to celebrate the occassion. I made a simple cake, the kids got naked (for reasons unknown) and we enjoyed some laughs. Here are some photos:

Mommy and Isaac - blowing out the red, white & blue candles.

Isaac's friends Zoe and Alyssa and their Mommy, Auntie Michelle.

Daddy and his good friend, Ryan.

Isaac likes the cake!

Later that night, Isaac got his jammies on and watched an Elmo movie in the bed that he shares with his Mommy and Daddy. As he watched his movie, we watched him and reflected on what a wonderful life that we have begun creating - together.

Sleep peacefully, our little man, Mommy and Daddy are here for you always.