Seven years ago today
, at just about this time, Dakota and I stood before a judge (well, actually, he was cuddled in my arms, but I
stood!), and we adopted one another. And--as simple and as complicated as that--we became a family
. So today, Halloween Day, 2007, is our family's birthday; Koda even took cupcakes to school!
Koda told me last night that he remembers only two things about that day: the courthouse employee who was wearing the 'bleeding mask' from Scream,
and that I, his new mommy, was crying--"a lot
". Below are a few pictures from that miraculous day.