Sunday, July 13, 2008

Readoption Day!!

We had Eli's Ohio readoption hearing on Friday and he is now legally Eli Oscar! Ohio already recognized his adoption, but we had to go through this process in order to get his name changed to Eli. We will receive his new Ohio birth certificate in about 6 weeks. After the judged announced that it was "official," Eli started clapping. His timing could not have been more perfect! The judge even gave Eli is own mini gavel.

We celebrated Friday evening at our city's annual "Boogie on Broadway." This boy LOVES to dance and he can really bust-a-move! He was not shy and charmed the crowd with his dance moves.

We got together with family yesterday for a little BBQ. Eli swimming with his cousins.
The coolwhip king.

Eli and papaw.

Hugs from Aunt Shelly.


Kissing the coneflower!


  1. You weren't kidding.......he likes to kiss!!!

    Yeah!!! Officially yours. Wow, that didn't take long. we had to wait six months......Beth is still waiting for this step...prety ironic, isn't it?? And, it went off without a hitch or a delay?? Now, that just doesn't seem right!!!

    Love the dance moves. Have I mentioned how cute he is???

  2. Congratulations!
    And, the photos of Eli dancing are the CUTEST ever. How very sweet. And, he looks like he's a good dancer!

  3. Congratulations on the re-adoption! Love the pictures, he is too cute!

  4. Congratulations. Eli has grown so much. You are all so lucky to have one another.

  5. Congratulations. What a cutie pie!

  6. LOVE the peek a boo pic and congrats on your readoption

    Candy, Kya Blu, and Jagger Jett

  7. Cograts Mr. Eli Oscar, Do you think you could teach me how to dance. hee hee!!

  8. Whoa, you've beat us big time on the readoption. Jadon is still "Kevin" can you believe it. But in our state it costs $$$$ to hire a lawyer, so that's our holdup.

    I wish I could see Eli's moves!! Looks like he can break it down!!!

    You beat us to it also. It is $$ where we were before so we waited until the move now that we are in the same state as you :) I can go ahead once I get unpacked...Hope we can meet in person soon.
    Eli is so cute!

  10. Congrats on the re-adoption! You guys are fast!!

    I love all the pics! He is so adorable! I love the last pic with the flower! SO precious!

  11. Congrats on the re-adoption!!!

  12. Congratulations!!! Eli just keeps getting cuter and cuter. Can't wait to see you guys stateside!!!

  13. YES! You are officially done now. I did get FTIA to sort out the mess with our re-adoption so hopefully it will happen very soon.

    Love that pic with the flowers.. awesome