We had a fantastic day today! We started off at court and our hearing took about 10 minutes. I was really a non-event. The judge will have our ruling ready at 11:00 on Thursday. We were hoping for sooner but given our POA had indicated this could take a week and we should plan accordingly, we are ok with the delay. After court we went to Home of Hope to see the baby. While there our POA convinced the sisters to let us take him for the day since we had been to court. We could leave the orphanage with him so long as he was back by 5:00! They let us see the room where he hangs out during the day and the room where he sleeps. We got to love on some of the other kids too. After that we loaded into the SUV (boy is this kiddo going to be in for a shock when he is strapped into a car seat!) and headed to our hotel so we could move to the new place. After we moved we headed to lunch at Bourbon Coffee. The food was awesome and we will definitely be going back there. While at lunch the baby tried his first rice cereal. I have a feeling it is much more bland than the porridge he gets because he HATED it. It was so funny watching him take a bite and realize it tasted gross and spit it out. Hunger won in the end and he ate a little bit.
After lunch it was nap time so we went back to the hotel to hang out and rest. We took our first nap together as a family and then hung out. Oh boy, it this little one super cute. We finally got some smiles and even a laugh or two. After that our time was up for the day and he had to go back to the orphanage for the night. It was sad to leave him, but I know he is in fantastic hands.
Chris and I had a fantastic meal tonight then back to the hotel to get some sleep before our day tomorrow.