After picking up a few more items at Lowe's, we decided to stop in to visit my mom. She has been so excited about us adopting her 4th grandchild! I think we picked up about 30 dish rags that she has knitted. If you are interested in purchasing any of these, please let me know. We are selling them for $2 each. She also spent her Saturday making some candy. I am going to start selling the candy at work to see how it sells. Hopefully, it will go really fast! If you would like any, please I am taking orders. More details to come in another blog all about fundraising items...
From my parents home, we went to Meijer to pick up a fire ladder. This is another requirement for the home study if you have a two-story house. We picked up a few groceries and headed home. We had several small projects that we wanted to finish before we started painting and we were able to finish almost all of them. We put a dimmer switch at our table in the kitchen, switched out several outlets that were cream colored to white, changed some light switches for the same reason, touched up some paint in our game room and patched up some holes in the popcorn ceiling. We still have a few more things that we want to accomplish before our home study. Luckily, we are a good team and really enjoy doing home improvement projects together. The next project that we plan to do is to paint the ceiling in one of the bedrooms.
On the paper front, we plan to tackle a big chunk of it tomorrow. For Chris, Monday is a holiday. Unfortunately, I had to take a vacation day; however, I am excited to get a good part of the dossier complete. We just haven't had the time to do it.
Today we completed the "Adoption Parenting" test that is required by our agency. We received the book on Thursday and we had to read it and answer 78 questions. By completing this test, we have now completed two hours of required training for people who adopt internationally. We plan to take the Hague online training soon because it is required by both our agency and for our home study.