Ta Ra Ra Boomsy Ay

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  1. Aliceacc

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    It's Brian's Gotcha Day!!!!

    Eleven years ago tonight, on a bitterly cold night at JFK, my son was first placed in my arms and I became a mom!!

    What a life-changing experience!!!
     
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  3. TeacherGroupie

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    Happy Gotcha to Brian and you and your family!
     
  4. MsMar

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    Happy Gotcha Day to Brian!
     
  5. Aliceacc

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    Thanks, guys.

    And, yes, I do sing Ta Ra Ra Boomsy Ay to Brian each year!!
     
  6. TeacherGroupie

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    (chuckling)

    I didn't figure you didn't, Alice...
     
  7. ku_alum

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    So awesome!
     
  8. MrsC

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    Happy Gotcha Day!

    (One of my colleagues is adopting a toddler from China--mind if I tell her about Gotcha Day?)
     
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    Happy Gotcha Day!!!
     
  10. TeacherGroupie

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    MrsC, if Alice were less than delighted at you sharing about Gotcha Day, I would be very much surprised.
     
  11. Aliceacc

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    Oh, Please do, Mrs. C!!!

    And TG, you know me pretty well!!
     
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    Happy Gotcha Day!!!!!!
     
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    HAPPY GOTCHA day!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. MrsC

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    It would have surprised me greatly as well. :D

    Thanks Alice!
     
  15. Mrs. K.

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    What a happy day! Have fun!
     
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    Happy Gotcha Day! That's so exciting! :)
     
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    Happy Gotcha Day!!!
     
  18. Ima Teacher

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    Tomorrow is DH's "gotcha day".
     
  19. TeacherGroupie

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    Figured it would, MrsC...

    (I forgot to show the chuckle I'd felt, didn't I? Phooey on me.)
     
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    Happy Gotcha Day, Brian!!!
     
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    Happy Gotcha Day! :)
     
  22. Aliceacc

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    That's incredibly cool!!
     
  23. Tasha

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    That is awesome! Poor girls have to eat Japanese again?
     
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    Love it!
     
  25. Aliceacc

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    I'm not sure.

    There's a new Texas Roadhouse steakhouse he's been wanting to try- we may be able to convince him.
     
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    Oh, Alice, go to Texas Roadhouse!!! It is awesome! And they have the best brown sugar butter for their rolls!
     
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    Happy Gotcha Day
     
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    Whoo hoo for Gotcha Day!
     
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    Happy Gotcha Day!! :) What a great day for you and your family!

    So, where did you end up eating?
     
  30. Aliceacc

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    We went to Texas Roadhouse-- what fun. And the portions are HUGE-- tomorrow's dinner is in the fridge!!
     
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    Happy Gotcha day!! Glad you had a great dinner to celebrate!
     
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    Congratulations to all of you.
     
  33. Aliceacc

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    I love it!

    It's also a great opportunity for us to talk about the fact that Brian IS adopted, about why he was put up for adoption,and all the rest. Each year we talk about that cold January night at JFK, about the anticipation, about how he wouldn't let me put him down for 2 days. (Hey, at 7 months, he didn't know "adopted" from "kidnapped." )

    So our little celebration keeps the lines of communication open for that time when he'll want to talk about it.
     
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    What a happy day!!! What a lucky Brian!!!!

    Alice, my sister adopted two children and they celebrate their birthdays and the days they were adopted too.
     
  35. Aliceacc

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    My girls are always jealous... THEY want a Gotcha Day when they can choose the restaurant.

    Sorry girls. You can choose some time over the summer when we go out for no particular reason. But you get to drive by the hospital where you were born every time we visit Grandma. Brian gets Gotcha Day.
     
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    Happy Gotcha Day!

    In our family gotcha days are the two most special days of the year.
     
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    What a great idea. I bet Brian feels very wanted.
     
  38. Aliceacc

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    Well, at age 11, I think he's kind of embarassed by the fuss.

    But that's OK.
     
  39. Ima Teacher

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    When DH was brought home from the foster home at almost 5 months, MIL's family had a party and had a cake with "Welcome Little Chad" on it.

    So, every year since then he's had the exact same cake. They always take him out to eat, and he has the cake.

    Makes it something special.
     
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    This made me teary. Happy gotcha day!
     
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    Beautiful :)
     

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