Yesterday I went up to our adoption agency for a "Before I Came to Your Family" workshop. I was there at 8:45 ready for the 9AM session...only to find out it was cancelled. Bummer.
I spent the rest of the day at wandering around the Southern suburbs buying stuff for Jae. Summer clothes on clearance. Curtains from Pottery Barn Kids. Toys. Books. I love it. I used to love going to the MOA and spending hours in the Macy's shoe department, yesterday I just quickly walked through it. Everyone tells you how much kids change your life, and I believe it. Jae got all the cute clothes from Macy's, I got two cardigans from Sam's Club. Oh the irony. PS - I saw Bob from the Biggest Looser at the MOA. :)
I also looked at lockets for Jae's foster Mom. It is customary to give gifts to the foster Mom, and since Jae is her first foster child, we really want to do something special. Paul gave me a locket with Jae's pictures in it and it is one of my favorite things. But I find myself being VERY picky when it comes to the one for Jae's foster mom. She took care of our baby for the 1st year of his life. I just can't find a locket that is...well...good enough. I honestly thought I would just buy one from Kohls or some other department store. But that isn't good enough. And yesterday I found myself very worried about what her taste would be. Gold? Silver? Heart shaped? Oval? Engravings? Kind of silly, but I don't want to screw it up.