We got to talk to the Michael and Charity this weekend. Michael had his "friends" birthday party on Saturday. My cousin Heather was nice enough to host it for him and she called a couple of times to let me know how things were going. It sounds like they had a perfect day for it - snow, football, sleds a "1st years" roller coaster and 8 year old boys! Let your imagination run wild. Hopefully I will be able to show you pictures of that day soon. Today is actually his birthday. It's hard to believe my baby boy is that old! He's such a sweet kid and an excellent big brother. We hit the jackpot with this one!! Love you Michael!
We are at the internet cafe early today. Angelina called at about 8:45. She was already at the courthouse and was expecting to pick us up in an hour or so. No such luck. We were ready so we decided to come and check the news of the day. I check email, facebook and blogs. Eric checks Drudge, the Star, the Tribune and the county paper. We are so incredibly predictable. It works out well though. He can tell me all the latest headlines and I can fill him in on our friends and family! The plan today is for Angelina to pick up the court order (I believe it is post dated for our 10 days) so that she can begin the paperwork for the birth certificates. She is hoping to pick those up on Saturday morning. This is hard for my American mind to comprehend - government working on Saturday?!
We spent the weekend just hanging around and trying to find something to watch on TV. There are several shows that have the English still in the background but they tend to run in the morning. (I'm catching up on my CSI Miami.) Saturday night we watched our first Bond movie. I know it's criminal, we are 31 years old and never watched 007. Well Saturday night our choices were Golden Eye or Ghost Busters. To me this is an obvious choice but apparently I was wrong. While I would have rather laughed at the antics of Slimer and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, I was vetoed and we watched Pierce Brosnan subdue bad guys, avoid death at every turn and seduce every woman in sight. Sunday night our choices were very limited. Eric flipped for about an hour. He lucked out and got to see the Beastie Boys "Sabotage" video and then left it at Myth Busters on Discovery. It was the one where they were testing the claim that water heaters can basically turn into rockets when the pressure builds us too high. It was pretty cool. They blew up a "house" and the water heater took like 20 second to fall back to the ground.
We also spent time with Roma and his friends on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday Roma had to go to church so we were only there about 2 hours but on Sunday we got to spend about 3 hours with him. The boys at one point got so rowdy that one of the teachers came in and scolded them and everybody but Roma left the room. Lucky for us Roma was busy playing with the pirate ship and wasn't wrestling, jumping and yelling. It's a hard spot to be in because we can't really do a whole lot to stop them from rough-housing but when they get rowdy while we are there we look like the evil Americans who love anarchy and just want to cause trouble (which of course is really our goal!)