Rathjen Family

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Rathjen, Party of EIGHT

Sunday, February 12, 2012

2012 Daddy Daughter Dance and Adoption Update

Clay took Zoe to the Daddy Daughter Dance Friday night. Our good friends, the Lewis' were visiting so Brad and Sydney also went.

The theme this year was "Candyland." It was absolutely darling. Tara and I went by and spied from the church balcony and got some pictures. There is not many things as sweet as Daddy's taking their Daughter's to a dance.

They all had a great time and came home with lots of stories. I'm thinking I should have hinted to my dad about it...hehe.

Adoption Update:

I filled out applications for 6 Visa's today! We are knocking these tasks down, one by one. We got our I800 approval and we are rocking and rolling...

My sister called me a few days ago to tell me about Kohl's big sale so I hopped online and got some cute outfits ordered for Trigg and Ivor. I don't feel I can buy a whole lot yet because we are just guessing their sizes. We need a few things to get them started out, and oh what fun it was! I can't wait to see them in their new duds.

My mom (Nana) got her monthly sponsorship update on Trigg, and oh my~ was it ever heartwarming. He sounds like such a sweet and playful little guy! Here is what it said...

"Max is still in the loving care of Maria’s Big House of Hope, and his sweet nurse continues to provide us with nice updates on him. She tells us that he is a “charming little boy” who likes to twirl his pacifier in his mouth when asked to do so. He’s quite the little performer! 

Max also enjoys playing ball with his nanny – he is able to kick and throw the ball. Great job, Max!
Max can already walk backwards and he runs really fast. He likes to dump all of the toys out of their box, and then explores how each one works. When not engaging in play and other fun physical activity, Max loves to climb up on the couch, snuggle in and take a little snooze – how adorable!

We are so pleased with Max’s healing and overall development, and we are anxious to see him reunited with brother, Matthew, who has now caught up to him in size. In the meantime, Max continues to receive great care and he will soon be ready to return to Heartbridge. It won’t be long after that when both boys can go home with their forever mom and dad. Yay!!!"

I love it!!! I can't wait to meet them!




  1. Hey girl! Daddy/daughter dance...so sweet! I love that you're taking everyone with you! Hugs!

    1. Hey Mama! We are so excited. Hugs back to you :)