Last Tuesday-Thursday, Zander didn't sleep as well as he had been the week before - reminding us how critical sleep is for him, and for Mommy & Daddy. We've been slow to recover and are behind on our postings - let's see if we can get caught up! Thursday night, Zander was Daddy's biggest fan at his softball game (Nana Pat and Mommy were close seconds) - Go Loons!! Zander wore one of his Phillies outfits - Mommy tried to snap a photo of Zander cheering when Daddy was batting, but realized she left the memory card at home - it was definitely one of those days (e.g. also had to wash Phillies outfit prior to the game since Mommy forgot to put the Sippy Cup "plug" into place before giving Zander his milk at lunch - what a mess)!!
Friday we had our one-month post-adoption progress report meeting with our social worker. She visited us at our home for a meeting that lasted about an hour. We had to complete some paperwork prior to the appointment (questionnaire on Zander since joining our family, medical report, survey on our trip to Korea, recent photos of Zander, etc. - this also cut into our blog posting time). Our social worker asked us many questions and observed Zander playing and interacting with us. She agreed that he is doing really well and offered some great perspectives, thoughts and insights based on her experience. She also coached us on the required next steps for finalizing the adoption (more paperwork/fees - should be complete ~January 2011).
Saturday, we visited the Mall of America to attend part of a Korean Cultural Day ("Passport to Korea") - it was Zander's first time at the mall and he seemed to enjoy all the activity. Nana Pat joined us and we started with a DELICIOUS lunch at Hoban Korean restauarant (www.hobanrestaurant.com/) in Eagan - we look forward to going back sometime! Then we headed to MOA: