July 3, 2010

Baby Mug Shot

I think we've finally slogged through all of Nora's post-adoption paper work and our little girl has been officially registered, tracked and noted by the U.S. government. She's got her birth certificate, social security card and we have just applied for her passport. Holy paper work!

I'm so glad we were able to take care of her passport yesterday. Joel and I had to go together to apply in person. We both work at complete opposite ends of the city and the office hours at the post office for passports are 9:30 - 3, not exactly convenient if you both work. Luckily, we both were able to take off early and met at the post office at 2:30. We got in line and were laughing as there were two other families with babies in front of us.

Nora got her photo taken and it was perfect. All humans must instinctively know to give the mug shot/deer in the headlights look for government issued IDs. Nora completely nailed it and has joined the ranks of all of her fellow Americans with the same crazy look in all of their ID photos. (I actually am smiling and look happy in my driver's license and it freaks people out. I get a lot of comments.)

So, Nora is going to receive her passport in three weeks and will then be ready for her first trip to Costa Rica in September.


  1. That's so funny. We took Tessa to Costa Rica at 3 mos. She couldn't even sit up for the photo, but she still got the memo about the deer-in-the-headlights look.

    How legit! I bet you'll have a fantastic time.

  2. There's MORE paperwork? Ack. Can't wait. How exciting that you finally get to wing off for a vacation out of the country!

  3. I'm so jealous of your upcoming trip to Costa Rica! I was cracking up at your post. Her pic looks adorable, but she does have the appropriate ID expression. Sorry that it's been a while since I've checked in...Nora is such a beauty!