This past weekend Kiir got to meet his Nana & Papa (my parents), Meme & Pepaw (my grandparents), and Uncle Shane (my brother). We got invited to go out to my mom's coworker's family ranch outside of Wills Point. When we got there, Kiir was the first one that got his pole baited up. After less than 10 minutes (while others were still getting their poles ready), Kiir had a bite on his line and it was a strong one! He reeled it in and he had an 18" catfish hooked! Luckily, I had my camera handy and took several pictures between him catching it, reeling it in and holding it up. The one with him holding the fish, while showing his pearly whites, will definitely be framed and displayed! Over the next 3 hours, we caught 10 fish combined; but since we did not come very prepared we ended up releasing them back into the pond. Afterward, we headed back to Nana & Papa's house to eat the steaks that Papa grilled and celebrate Uncle Shane's birthday. When Kiir and I went shopping Shane's birthday a few days earlier, Kiir insisted on getting him a gift only from Kiir and another gift from Kelly and I. He was so excited for Shane to open the gift he picked out at the end of the night. I just adore his sweet heart! As we left, Kiir wanted to know when we were going to go fishing again and this time with a cooler and fillet knife! :)
On Sunday, we went up to our church for "Fall-A-Palooza". At first, Kiir did not want to dress up because "that's for kids and he's a man". But when he saw Kelly and I both dressed up, he decided that he could at least go put on the soccer jersey we got him with his cleats and soccer gear. We all had a lot of fun, but Kiir had a blast taking pictures with everyone that he ran into! I think we got 1 picture of us as a family verses the 50 of him with other people...lol. I wish I could post the pictures so you could smile like I do when I see them, but that will have to wait until December when CPS no longer has their rules about all of that.
Today we finished looking over the paperwork for the attorney finalizing our adoption in court. The week before Christmas, we will finally be his legal parents! Although if you ask him, he wondered why the courts still have to be involved since he's our son now...:) Comments like that just make my heart swell with love!
Tomorrow my fellow coworkers are throwing us a "Teen Shower". The story behind all of this is so sweet that I'm going to wait and blog about it separately. Stay tuned for more after tomorrow!