Sunday, September 07, 2008

Bad furbaby...

Well, there were 141 votes on my poll on when we'll get our referral and 71% think it will be November. I can definitely live with that. We may actually be about 60 days away from seeing our sweet girl's face!

Today we had an appointment with our social worker (SW) to update our home study certification for the last time before we travel. Our furbaby, Lucy, decided she would be a little stinker while the SW was here. Joe and I took the SW down the hall to see the nursery and we stood in there and chatted for a few minutes. When we came back through the kitchen to the table, Lucy was just polishing off the SW's last bite of coffee cake and standing up on Joe's chair to get the rest of his!

Oh my God, I was SOOOO embarrassed! Thank goodness she has a good sense of humor. She said she'd leave that part out of our update. Gee, she probably thinks that Lauren will have to compete with Lucy for food! ;)

Hopefully, we'll have an update memo from the SW within a week and it will be on the way to the court to be certified. It's really nice to have this step over with! Once we get our certification back, I'm going to request our free extension of the I-171H. It doesn't expire until March, but I want to be on the safe side.

15 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEAH.. you are on the last leg...
I am saying you will see her in 30 days.. Lucy is tooo funny...
I wouldn't know what to say..lol.
Have a Great Week..
Hugs...

OziMum said...

We'll I'm desperately hoping we'll be in Nov... hey! maybe we'll go to the same province, and actually get to meet (in China, no less!!!)

Colleen said...

LOL. I'd hate to see what Izzie would do in that situation! On the other hand, it gave the social worker an idea of how you handle misbehavior! (spoken like a true social worker!).

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh no!!!! Well, at least your SW knows that Lucy has good taste. Who doesn't like coffee cake?

Carol said...

I'm stalking the blog waiting for news.....can you hear me....stalk, stalk, stalk.....hee hee

redmaryjanes said...

I am hoping for an early referral. You all have waited so long and have been such a source of encouragement and love to all of us waiting families. Do you remember that you made my very first header?
I cannot wait to see your baby's face.
Hugs to your Mom! I adore her too. And since my mother has been gone for a long time now, your mother's words go straight to my heart.

Doreen said...

What? You didn't offer Lucy her own piece? Shame on you!!!!!!
Crossing my fingers for a speedy referral.

Doreen in Montreal

Shannon said...

Lucy, Lucy, Lucy!! It's actually kinda funny! I can't believe you made a treat for your SW. Mine didn't even go for the glass of water I offered. Maybe she had heard about my cooking skills and didn't want to risk even the water?! I'm sure your homestudy will glow despite the coffecake nabbing!

Gail said...

Very cute! Can't say I blame her!

I don't think you will be able to get your free extension this early.
I was told that it has to be close to expiring ( I can't remember the exact # of days) before you can get the extension.
But maybe things have changed.
Things are ALWAYS changing with IA.

Janet said...

BAD furbaby! Mine did something similar once. It was at a baby shower- he ate half the cake. then puked it all up. Thanks!

Heather said...

No worries - Sandy will take it in stride. One of our cats took a liking to her hair...maybe Sandy just brings out the best in our animals? :-)

Christie said...

HA! I had to laugh at Lucy - that is hilarious!!!

Hey there - I'm looking at your cute little check off calendar there on the sidebar...are you finally gonna get to use those pages we made each other back 30 some odd years ago in the swap? OMG! I can't believe you could be next! Freaking amazing!

Big hugs,
cb

Alyson & Ford said...

Salty Dog at least waits until it is dropped n the floor (of course our dog's legs are too short to reach much of anything!!)!!
I am sure you passed with flying colors! Enjoy one more completed item off your list!

Alyson
LID 01/27/06
Travel 09/11/08!

Ronda said...

Too funny-who doesn't love coffee cake. Hopefully, the paperwork is done soon...I should say stinkin' paperwork.

rubyiscoming said...

Good luck with the paperwork finale - we are right there with you! Had our 712th doctor's visit to show that we are STILL healthy and we are in parental training all day tomorrow!