Thursday, March 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Jae

Happy 2nd birthday Jae! 

"Happy Day"

He liked the frosting more than the cake

Cupcakes and pancakes!

Jae's new kitchen set

He LOVES it!

I think he washed his hands 10 times while playing!  Cute!

Opening other presents

Chutes and Ladder Sesame Street Edition.

"New Game"

Back to the kitchen set.  Yes, that is corn and broccoli on the stove.  :)

Happy 2nd birthday Jae.  Mom and Dad love you so much...we may have missed your first birthday, but we plan to make it up with every birthday going forward!

Jae's Mom

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Birthday Week

Now that the Adoption Day celebration is coming to end, we go right into birthday week!  Jae is still in love with Ernie (as in Bert and Ernie) so we will be having a Sesame Street theme.  Jae's invitation is below:

And for fun, our picture form visiting the Easter Bunny on Thursday:

Jae's Mom

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Celebration Continues

Lego Land

Swimming at the hotel pool

The Minnesota Zoo

Tigers...Jae's favorite


Nope, back to the tigers...seriously his favorite


The boy bears playing in the water
We also took a picture with the Easter Bunny, made a bunny at Build-A-Bear, ate at Rain Forest Cafe, and played with our hotel room's phone.  :)  We actually had to unplug the phone in our room because Jae would not leave it along.  Oh well, it was his party.  A fun couple of days which wore the little guy out.  He took a very long nap yesterday and is sleeping this morning. 

Jae's Mom

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy Adoption Day

A good day.  A very good day...

Let's do this, Daddy!

Playing around outside the courtroom

Uh oh!  I guess I was playing around a little too much!  :)

Here we go!

Last picture as Jae Hyeok Heo

And now...Jae Miles Herzog!!!!

Grandma and Grandpa Hunze came to watch

And Uncle Mark and Cousin Eli

Jae's gift from the Judge!
(Officially) Jae's Mom

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Adoption Day Eve!

Tomorrow is a big day!  Tomorrow at 10:15am in Courtroom A of the Steele County Courthouse Jae Hyeok Heo will officially and forever become Jae Miles Herzog.  The end.  Finally. 

The actual court session will be brief, we will read a small testimony in front of the Judge, sign a few papers, and it will be done!  My parents (and possibly the local prosecuting attorney...but only because he is a close family friend and he has to be at the courthouse anyway) will witness the event and take a few pictures for us. 

We plan to continue to celebrate Jae's big day by heading up to Minneapolis, staying at a hotel, swimming (now that Jae completed his first set of swimming lessons), the zoo, maybe Lego Land, maybe a few rides at the Mall of America, and dinner at Rain Forest Cafe.  All things Jae loves. 

Lots of pictures to post tomorrow!

But for now, Jae in the bath:

Jae's Mom