Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's Official!

Yesterday was a huge day! I feel like that is the only time I have been posting lately-- hopefully I can get back to some regular stuff.

Taye had molds made for his first set of hearing aids. We should have them by the end of the month. He did great and of course totally charmed the audiologist and student we were working with, as well as several other people on campus. He waves and smiles at everyone and loves to "talk" to people. We don't have high hopes that the aids will help enough but of course we will be thrilled if they do! In the mean time-- his personality, signs, and vocalizations make him quite good at getting his point across and making friends. That afternoon we went to the court house to complete our re adoption and officially change his name! The judge was really nice and the kids loved being part of it. Our lawyer was great!!!-- Thanks Stu! I actually got tears in my eyes as the judge was making his comments and then finalizing the adoption. It felt like the end of a long and life changing process, but the start of this new journey we would have never guessed!
After we were finished at the courthouse, the kids decided that the afternoon was much to special to go back to school, unfortunately Kevin did have to go back to the office. We had a great time at a little zoo and playing at the park! This goat looks really nice-- until it started to eat my red skirt-- seriously! Then, it started to eat Kait's blue dress and Bella started to get really freaked out! We quickly moved on to the animals that are enclosed!

They were so tired! They managed to get the energy to walk to the ice cream store for drinks and cones and then it was home for baths. We actually got them to bed at 7:45 that night -- which never happens but was so nice!!!! (I think I might try for that again tonight)





13 comments:

Marcelle said...

What a memorable day! I got goose bumps reading about your day in court and knowing Taye is now officially a Gutwein! A beautiful thing! Loved the park photos!

Missy said...

Congrats!! You have a beautiful family!!

Janet said...

Congrats Gutwein's! It's so nice to complete that step. We had the same judge and his comments were definitely sweet.

Call us up next time you're at the park! :) Isaac and I walk over there often.

Amanda and Co. said...

Congrats on the readoption!!!

emilykate said...

As happy as all this makes me...I also am a bit depressed after reading this and the pictures. I miss you guys!! And oh my word, Bell looks soo tall. Surely she hasn't grown that much in a month!

Love you, looking forward to next week!

J Gutwein said...

YAY!!! Love, J

Heather said...

Congratulations on an awesome day!! And you did have a great lawyer :)!!! Taye is just adorable!!

Sara Huber said...

Great update! I've been wondering how everything went. It will be so interesting to see how/if things change once the hearing aids are finished. Wouldn't that be crazy if it made a difference?!? That is a really special photo with all of you, the judge and Stu. See you tomorrow!!

mom said...

What a wonderful memory for all of you! Great pictures :)

S & L Gutwein said...

Congrats!! Stu was glad to be able to be a part of it!

leah said...

so fun to hear an update on your life laura...i sure miss being in w lafayette and getting to see and chat with you and your family!

glad that things are going well.

love you!

Betsy said...

GO TAYE! I was reading back in my journal from when you first found out about Taye's personality (hadn't met him yet) and Kevin made the comment that he was a "Gutwein on Steroids"! And with all he's been through, and seeing his resilience, I tend to agree! Now it's official! Praise God.

J Gutwein said...

Commenting again :). OUr blog URL changed. It is:http://web.me.com/lgutwein/web.me.com_lgutwein/Blog/Blog.html

Love, J