Friday, November 16, 2007

Introducing Joseph Logan

Our daughter and son-in-law received word a couple days ago that little Diogenes Santiago is now legally theirs. His name is now Joseph Logan - Joseph for my father Logan for Logan Pass in Glacier National Park. Joseph is also Fred's middle name, and was his father's middle name, and Jo (after my dad) is my middle name. Finally Joseph was picked because it is the name of Christ's earthly father, and is a favorite name of Rick's. So Joseph is a very meaningful name in both families.

The final steps involve getting a new birth certificate containing his new name and new nationality, which is now a 4 week process due to all the red tape - and then getting his American passport and visa, which will take another week or so. However, as of Wednesday he is legally theirs, so I can finally post pictures. I've waited such a long time to be able to do this!

At birth


Three weeks old



Two months old


Four months old



Five months old



Seven months old


The last picture is from their October update. A November update should be coming any time now. He's a very happy baby who hardly ever cries. This grandma can hardly wait to get her arms around him!

13 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh what wonderful news!!!! And look at the smile! I"m glad things are slowly moving forward!

Lynda said...

Congratulations on the safe arrival (nearly) of your new grandson. He looks so smiley and gorgeous, and I hope you might get him hme for Christmas.

Julia said...

He is adorable!!! Congratulations!!! How often do they get to see him?

Darlene said...

Oh Patti, that's incredible news! I can imagine your excitement however the excitement that your daughter and son-in-law must be feeling has to be over the top.
Congratulations to all and the story behind his name is great.

Beth said...

oh my GOODNESS! Is he precious or WHAT??? As an adoptive mom, I remember that WAIT! (and ours was not long by others standards!) I call my son ' the best Christmas present I ever waited for!"

Kathy Wagner said...

Congratulations on your new family addition...he is beautiful!

Judy said...

Congrats on the final word! He looks like a nice healthy boy!

atet said...

He's beautiful!! Congrats to his family!!

Bren said...

He is gorgeous!! Congratulations to you Grandma!! and to your family!

Libby said...

Congratulations all around . . . he's absolutely darling *s*

Carol said...

That is the most exciting news...I am soooooo sooooo happy for you. This is all just the very best news.

Karen said...

Cute, cute. I love the first and last photos the best. Congratulations at last! So you haven't seen him yet in person, right?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Oh phew, that is cutting it close with December being the cut-off. With all the paperwork finalized you all must be soooo relieved! Congratulations!

Cheers!

Evelyn