Today was Joshua's big day in court. It's been a long crazy year, but every minute of it has been worth the end result. We are crazy in love with Joshua, and he is a perfect fit for our family.
All dressed up for the big day. Joshua with my mom (aka Grandma Babycakes) Judge McCully is AWESOME!! She was with us through the whole foster care journey, and finalized for us today. She is very sweet and soft spoken, but if she is not happy with you, trust me, you will hear about it. Her bailiff gave Joshua a sticker, that he promptly put on his stomach, and then pulled it off and stuck it to his forehead. She put Joshua up on her lap and let him scribble on his own adoption decree. So cool! And then she let him slam the gavel on her desk, to officially close his case. Joshua with his Mom & Dad, holding the Dolphin he got from the Judge. The new, & very much improved Richardson family A few weeks ago I told Joshua that I loved him and that I was so happy he was my son. He responded with, "I'm not your son, I'm your moon". How cute is that?
When I say "I love you Joshua", he will reply with "I love you too hotdog" or "I love you to ketchup", or "I love you to hamburger" etc.
The other day Joshua asked me if I was happy. I said yes, and he said "You are happy, I make you happy". Joshua you have made all of us very, very happy!!!
Happy adoption day Joshua! We love you soo much, French fries!!!!
Emma, Hannah & Allie Just for the record, we do own a "Knight in shining armor" costume, that Joshua could of worn. But, Joshua wanted to be a "Princess" like everyone else, and he has been wanting to get into this Hannah Montana costume, ever since Hanna Banana, got it for Christmas. Playing with Balloons A "BIG" sister who gives her siblings piggyback rides all morning so I can get the laundry done. And the cutest three year old in the whole world, singing his ABC's.
And the award for "The Clumsiest Kid of 2008" goes to........., drumroll please........., Alex Richardson!! For managing to break an arm 3 times in 5 months, and every time have it cooincide with a major event.
The first break happened the day after his eighth birthday and on the day of his first Scout camp. The Second break happened the night before we left for our family vacation to the Grand Canyon, and a week before his Baptism. And #3 happened on New Year's Eve, shortly before he was scheduled to go to bed, thus allowing for him to stay up to ring in the New Year, with his dad, in the ER.
Luckily, (if there is luck involved) he actually reboke the original break from Scout camp. All the way through both bones again. How did he accomplish such an amazing feat???? In his own words, "I was just walking, and then it broke",(Try taking a kid to the ER with that explanation). I made Bruce do it. I wasn't about to spend the night in the slammer with all the New Year's eve drunks. :)
Apparently there was some tripping over ones own feet, and falling involved (we're all a bit shaky on the real story). But the good news is that after you break 3 bones on 3 seperate occasions, you get a "FREE" Iron Man toy, from the ER docs. Ya, that makes it all worth it!
You have no manner of Luck Alex, but we love you anyway. Alex's goal for 2009, "to not break anything"! I'll drink to that!