Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful fathers out there. We had an uneventful day today, but we enjoyed it together as a family. Steve is an amazing father to our boys, and he will be just as wonderful to our daughter. He has his doubts at dealing with ponytails and tights, but I know that he will figure it all out or put her in pants with her hair down! He got some quality boy time today as I have been getting ready for our Vacation Bible School, which starts tomorrow. I usually don't wait until the last minute, but VBS kind of snuck up on me this year.
We continue to wait for our court date, and per an email a few days ago, we found out that the judge has not requested any last minute documents from us, and everything looks good. On June 24, Andrei will receive the final document from the Ministry of Education and he will file it with the court on Thursday, June 26. In Moscow, you can only file documents on Thursdays. It's possible that we will find out our court date on June 26, or a few days later, or a few weeks later. Obviously, we are hoping for the first option, but the second one would be fine, too. However, if it's the third option, there's nothing we can do about it; we'll just wait some more. Everyone's goal is for our court date to be before August 14, because that is when our medicals expire. We had to see 8 doctors in Moscow for a complete medical evaluation, and it's only current for 3 months. After that, we'll have to do it again. It was extremely expensive, but that is the way Russia is doing them now, so we don't have a choice. With Alex, we just went to our doctor here, did the blood work, and sent the results to Russia. We are finding that even though we have been through this process before, so much has changed that we really don't know what to expect any more than we did last time. We just do what our agency tells us to do!
I hope all of you dads have had a wonderful Father's Day, and we wish you much love and happiness!