Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Our "SPECIAL FAMILY" of FOUR!!

Ok, so you KNEW it was coming....Gabbi's special adoption day.

Ellie, naturally, needed a little prep!
She takes her accessorizing and make up very seriously!
But WAIT! It's GABBI's day after all!
So glad she has Ellie Sue to supervise such events!
Hey there Daddy-o!
Nana and Pops also both took off to be there with us for this monumentous occasion.
ANd have I mentioned the GASH Gabbi Girl got this week when we were at Sears?! She was running and looked back to see if I was chasing her. When she turned back around she ran slam into a display case dealy with the prongs sticking straight out. It was pretty bad! I am praying there will be no scar. And THANKFUL that it wasn't 1/2" higher and probably have blinded her in her left eye!
So, this is what all the fuss is about. Meeting with the judge. She is the same judge who signed Ellie's new birth certificate and made her legally a Groves.
She is the PERFECT person for this job. Very patient and unassuming.
She let those varmints crawl all over her, go through her desk drawer, and even gave them each their own legal pad to draw all over.

ANd with that signature right there....
Here we are... the family of FOUR! All legit and all!
I LOVE this picture! May be my fave! Gabbi has those reading glasses on which she pilfered through and found in the top desk drawer. And then, those little hands all clasped as if to say, "And like that... we are done!" .
One more for posterity.
And now may I please have the grandparents in? Hello? Hello? DeeDee and Granddad... we would love to have you here with us. (They're coming to visit in a month) And wouldn't you know we would have this special day on the 14th!? DeeDee's birthday is the 13th and Granddad's is the 15th. Couldn't have been on one of those days? noooooo!!! Dang... that would have been a cool present!
Keep smiling peeps. And far right, in front of Todd the Bod, that is Terri, the attorney who dotted all the "i's" and crossed all the "t's"!
And then Judge Marchman got her a little bit more lovin before she let us go.
Even a little head sugar. Gotta admit, that is a little unorthodox for a judge... .and JUST the way we like it!
Yo, Gabbi Girl. I think she may be needing those glasses now. We gotta get outty!
Oh yeah... one of my good friends, who coincidenatlly, had a similar whole buncha infertility treatment, blah, blah, blah... happened to be sharing their special day with their "special family" on the same day as us. Happy Adoption Day, Kim and Marty!!
And with that, the Groves Crew descended the steps of the courthouse.
All 95 of us!
Gabbi Girl is a Groves, all the way down to the fresh ink on the birth certificate! We couldn't ask for a more precious little girl!
Only one thing could be better....
if we HAPPENED to run into Miss Jean when we were going to our car!!!
WHAT a SPECIAL DAY!!

Mo

30 comments:

KK said...

You just made me lol...heehee I love the picture of Gabbi in those glasses! She is so cute. So glad she didn't harm her eye... and if it leaves a scar, that's character. She is adorable ! Congratulations to you and your family, you are truly blessed ...

kimybeee said...

awesomely sweet!!!! wasn't ellie's day when she was much younger? what made the difference?? congratulations on your wonderful family day!!!

daydreams said...

This just made me cry tears of joy. I remember reading the blog on the special day Ellie was adopted. Such wonderful blessings sent straight from above!!! Congrats on your official "Groves, party of 4" !!!

Kim said...

Groves "Special Family" Party of 4!! Congratulations ~ what a blessing ~ so happy for you all!

Lori said...

YAY! Congrats to you all! So happy you are a nice neat family of 4!!

Now, for that cut and potential scar. Go to The Hall's closet near your BAH and get some Tate's Miracle Conditioner. It is AMAZING For LOTS of things and scars is one of them!!! It is all natural.

Molly said...

Yay! Congrats Groves family!! Beautiful as always.

tricia said...

What a special event! Thank you for sharing it with us! Great that Jin,Pops&Nana took time to be right there with you. Special people!...and meeting up with Miss Jean........a Godsend moment!

Amy K said...

Thank you Groves family for letting us virtually celebrate this special day with you.
I love how your judge gets those sweet babies right up on her lap to love on them!
You've clearly been a family of 4 since the day Gabbi was born - Congratulations on the officialness (is that even a word?) of it!!
Blessings....

Sandy said...

Flash Back!!! I remember Ellies Special Day~~ Congratulations Todd and Melanie, Ellie and Gabbi!!

indgiotwin said...

Congrats! What a beautiful family!

Vicki said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Larry said...

We were there. You just couldn't see us. Love, Granddad and DeeDee

Sharidrew said...

I got all misty eyed!! Dang!! That is some sweet sweet stuff right there! Congratulations on your "official-ness" of your family. It's a perfect fit! God bless you Grove's family!

Hugs from Missouri,
Shari

SamC said...

Aw, makes my heart happy!

Melanie Christian said...

Your pictures made me cry! What a special moment in your lives! Nobody can understand how special and important of a day that is until they experience it. To finally have that new birth certificate with YOUR family name on it is so awesome! Happy Adoption Day, Gabbi Groves!

Zhohn said...

So very sweet! Congratulations.

Cathy said...

Awe Mo! I love your Judge and your sweet babies! What a great day and your hair... DANG! It's so long!!! Looks great!

So excited for you guys! A friend of mine went to see Terri yesterday to start talking about the adoption process. I always use y'all as the most shining example, when I'm encouraging my friend. ;)

Diana said...

Congratulations Groves family!!!!
Hi Mo ~ Beautiful, just beautiful that is all I can say.
I am so happy for all of you, I truly am - what a special family -Ellie is right!!
And I love that there were all 95 of you, I think that is the best.
That mark on Gabbi's face, oh poor baby that must have hurt bad.
Have a wonderful day,
Diana from Colorado

Lisa O. said...

Congratulations to you all!!! That is just so wonderful! You are all so blessed!!!!

Holly said...

Congratulations to the Groves!! I cannot tell you how much happiness these photos bring me! What a perfect little family! With you guys for parents and Ellie for a big sister she is one lucky girl! Not to mention all those super grandparents!

Our grandson's pediatrician recommended kid's Mederma Cream For Scars for a similar injury and it worked great! It also has sunscreen which is important so the delicate new skin doesn't take up more sun and have a pigment change.

Much love to you guys!
Holly & JakeDog

Tanya said...

Adorable pictures to be treasured forever!! Gabbi Girl is one lucky little lady!! Congratulations!

Deb Mathy said...

How wonderful, Congratulations Groves Family of Four - you are indeed, one special family!!

amy_25_la said...

I am so happy for all of you guys! Your family is perfect. You have got to be one of the luckiest girls in the world!

snekcip said...

Congratulations Groves!!! I couldn't be more happy for you guys!!!

PS Did you ask Ms Jean to babysit the kiddos?

Theresa Shirley said...

Congratulations to all of you--such a wonderful blessing!! The look on Ellie's face is so funny as Gabbi is getting her "glip-gloss" on....she's a trip! Also--tell Jin-Jin that one of your blog stalkers says she is looking great--so young & all! So glad for you that Gabbi is officially a Groves now, that baby girl is just precious. Much love from Georgia :)

Judy Cousans said...

You are a blessed girl, Melanie Massey Groves! Two beautiful girls, a big ol' family to love on them, and of course, Todd the Bod!! Congratulations to you all!!

Renee said...

Congratulations on your "special" family. What a great day to always remember.

kimybeee said...

I forgot to mention how hotty-totty jin-jin is looking! She is one beautiful granny!

Beth E. said...

Awwww....I just love this post! Such happy times in your family, Mo. You are truly blessed to have such precious little ones. God bless all of you!

Hooray for Miss Jean! Haven't heard much about her lately.

Hugs...

Brienna Scott said...

So happy for you!