Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Finally and Finalized!!!!

I know it's been awhile but with moving, strep, finalizing Grace's adoption and burying our dog, we've been a little busy. But the great news is that....Grace is all ours!!!! We had to go back to Detroit to finalize with the court so we got to see our friends, Kia and Christina and the boys.

Grace was precious, of course and was so good through the whole hearing. The Judge called it their "Smile Day" because they only get to do adoption hearings once month. We took pictures with the Judge afterwards and Grace loved his gavel. We think she's going to be the next Ruth Bater Ginsberg. And one of the best things was that Christina got to come with us so it felt like we had family there.

Some new things Grace is doing......SHE'S WALKING!!! 9 1/2 months can you believe it? She can also wave, clap and I taught her how to blow a kiss yesterday. She's keeps mimicking what we say so she has said things like, "Good Girl", "Duh", and she'll growl for you too. So cute!!


Blogger Jessica Simonsen Howard said...

Congratulations Summer. I am so happy for you and your sweet family. That is awesome about Grace walking, Mollie was 10 1/2 months and I thought that was pretty early. Glad things are going well for you.

February 4, 2009 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Vanessa Sperry said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for your cute family! Wow, she is walking! I've only met one other child who walked that early. Amazing! You have a little athlete in your hands, I bet! Loved your pictures. Grace is cuter than ever. Hugs!

February 4, 2009 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Congratulations. That is crazy she is walking already.

February 4, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Dan and Merideth said...

I am so happy for yall! this is the greatest news of 2009! Have a wonderful trip back "home"!!!

I cant believe she has taken off like that! she is such a big girl! I dont think i walked until i was almost 2 lol!

February 4, 2009 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Congratulations! I love Grace's hair!

February 4, 2009 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Alynn and Todd said...

Hip, hip HORRAY! Yipee! I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful day! Congrats!

February 4, 2009 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Cook Family said...

I have been checking every day since the ninth! I am so glad you have your little girl all to yourselves! Congratulations! I can't believe how big Grace looks in those pictures. I guess I just keep thinking of her as a the little girl you first posted about. Congrats again we are so happy for you.

February 4, 2009 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger The Michiganders said...

Congrats! I can't believe that she is walking. I miss you....why did you have to leave this frozen place?

February 5, 2009 at 12:04 AM  
Blogger Donnie and Christina said...

That is so wonderful! She is so cute! Wow and she is walking early too!

February 5, 2009 at 3:25 AM  
Blogger Vanessa Sperry said...

It's me again! I'm working on sending out some valentines and I was hoping you could send me your new address? My email is vanessa.sperry@gmail.com

February 6, 2009 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Kayce Johnson said...

Yeah!!! When I talked to you on the phone, you never mentioned going to Michigan or finalizing the adoption. Congrats...it's about time.

February 7, 2009 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

That is the most wonderful news! How sweet to have it finialized. She is just a doll!

February 7, 2009 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Yea!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is awesome! And the walking, that is amazing stuff! Grace is such a cutie, and always so smiley and happy. What a little blessing she is. Miss you!

February 8, 2009 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Witz End said...

WALKING?!!!! NO WAY!!!! She is too cute! I am so so so happy for you. I was sorry to hear about Duke, I'm sure it broke your heart. Hopefully you can come to Utah soon because I miss you and I NEED to see Grace again! How will she and Asher get married if they are never together!

February 9, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Yeah!! Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys! Grace is seriously a DOLL!! I can't imagine having a 9 month old walking (especially after Jack's 17+ months). Hoorah!!

February 10, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Gavin and Ashley Curtis said...

I am so excited for you! Kids are the best....all I can say now that she's walking, is lock EVERYTHING! She will be into it all before you know it!

February 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

she is amazing! i'm so glad she is all yours! love ya melissa

February 19, 2009 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Spencer, Kristen & Emma Chamberlain said...

Hey summer! I don't know if you remember me, kristen and Spencer and Emma Chamberlain from the past summer in you ward! I have had you on my blog list and just decided to take a look and thought i would congradulate you on Grace! that is so Awesome! she is growing up so much!

February 23, 2009 at 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Photography By Shay said...

Yahooo!!!! I'm so happy for you all! Congratulations.

March 17, 2009 at 3:42 PM  

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