Happy St. Patrick's Day! Ummm...so we just found out that we get to take Shamrock out of the orphanage TODAY! That's right, a day EARLY!
I am kind of freaking out. Today we had planned on just visiting him and getting reacquainted. Tomorrow was supposed to be his Adoption Day. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm THRILLED about this change of events. How cool that SHAMROCK (a nickname that was chosen completely unrelated to the holiday) gets to celebrate Adoption Day every year on St. Patrick's Day?! And if you check out our timeline, it's exactly one year to the day since we submitted our very first application to our adoption agency, which is pretty amazing. International adoptions rarely move this quickly, so we feel very lucky.
Anyway, we have a few hours to "relax" before our lives change completely. We have to bring a full change of clothes for him and presents for the caretakers and director. When we walk out of that orphanage, we assume full responsibility and care for him...YIKES!!! Feeding, changing, bathing, clothing, playing, reading, etc. It's about to get really real up in here folks.
P.S. We think we will share a picture of his face and his name tonight, so check back for updates!