Sunday, June 17, 2012

Royal Thai Consulate....and a trip to the zoo!

We FINALLY made our way to the Royal Thai Consulate in Chicago. Almost two years after Max came home...and the documents were all in place to officially register his adoption! But what matters is that its been done, and it was an easy, super pleasant experience! The people at the consulate we very friendly and they loved Max. It took all of 15 minutes and they gave us a copy of Max's original Thai birth certificate along with a letter of proof of his Thai citizenship. We are proud to say that Max is 100% an American, but we are also VERY proud of his Thai heritage and will always honor that, so it was a special day!

Then, to add to the celebration, we headed to the zoo! Since being home, believe it or not, with all the traveling we've done with him....Max hasn't been to a zoo with us! So that was on our bucket list for this summer for sure. It was a great day and Max had a blast! Seriously....have you ever seen a cuter tiger.....

It only took the guy 60 seconds to do that!  Max thought it was soooo cool!  (so did we!)  Opinion of  the Bloomington zoo.....small but no crowds, super cheap and all in all, two thumbs up!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The circus and baseball fun!

Getting caught up on our fun..... Last weekend we took Max to the circus with his cousins. It was great! The boys were really into it and sat through the whole two hour show without any trouble. That says a lot! The boys were particularly obsessed with the motorcycles (you know, the ones that cram WAY too many of themselves in a tiny steel cage and drive in circles....CRAZY!!!) The picture of Max with his arm around Noah is of when they were oohing and ahhing together over how cool the guys were. Those two seriously are the best of friends! Love family moments like these, making memories and being together!! And then last night we had Max's first t-ball game. What a blast! He was sooo excited to play...he's been practicing for months. He looked ridiculously cute in his uniform!! It was a great game and Max played great. They only play 3 innings in t-ball. The kids hit off the tee for the first two, and then the coach pitches to then in the final innings. Max was up to bat first for coach pitch....he walked right up to the plate, and cranked it into the outfield! I know all his times at bat won't be like that, but it did a lot for his confidence for sure!