A step closer to summer in Blighty

While Mum and Dad were with us we went to Kinko’s and Sam had his picture taken for his first passport(s). This was interesting as we were initially told that they don’t do photos of babies for passports, but when we asked “where on earth do we get baby passport photos then?” they suddenly changed their minds and could do it after all.

Poor Sam was not impressed by having his picture taken at all. I had to hold him up against a white wall and he wriggled and wriggled and cried and had to be calmed down a bit before the lady managed to get a decent picture.

With pics, birth certificate and completed forms in hand I met Bill for lunch today and we walked over to the nearest post office to apply for Sam’s US passport. The little chap had to appear in person, and both mum and dad had to be there to prove he wasn’t going to leave the country without either of our permissions. It was quite silly when we even had to raise our right hands and swear an oath. Part of the oath involved declaring that you are a US citizen or US national, and I am neither. I pointed this out and the lady made me read it anyway. What a joke. What’s the point of being all solemn and swearing an oath if you are encouraged to state falsehoods? Silliness.

We paid the extra cash to get little Sam’s passport expedited and it should be here within a fortnight. Then, we’ll be able to book those tickets to fly! Hoorah!

Of course, that’s just the toy passport, I still have to apply for his proper one. I’ll be asking my OB GYN to sign the back of his photos and sending off for his British passport on Thursday. *ducks quickly to avoid being hit by Bill and the US government*

Can’t wait to book those tickets…if all goes well we’ll be having a family reunion in August and getting to see Aunty Mel and Uncle Sy too! *squeal!*

14 Responses to A step closer to summer in Blighty

  1. Anonymous June 6, 2006 at 12:19 pm #

    and Aunty Mel & Uncle Sy can hardly wait to see you again and are especially excited about meeting the cute little boy we keep seeing in pictures 🙂

  2. Anonymous June 6, 2006 at 12:21 pm #

    P.S

    He’s growing a mohawk
    Nice work Sammy!

  3. Anonymous June 6, 2006 at 12:19 pm #

    and Aunty Mel & Uncle Sy can hardly wait to see you again and are especially excited about meeting the cute little boy we keep seeing in pictures 🙂

  4. Anonymous June 6, 2006 at 12:21 pm #

    P.S

    He’s growing a mohawk
    Nice work Sammy!

  5. missbumpkin June 6, 2006 at 9:56 pm #

    Sammy rocks! So cute AND he has a mohawk. Fantastic little chap. xxx

  6. meganandjack June 6, 2006 at 11:18 pm #

    Hi im Megan i work with Mel. Shay and i just love seeing new pics of Sam he’s soo cute. He’s very popular in OZ and he doesnt even know it. Aunty Mel gets sooooo excited when you post new pics we have a little meeting in her office to view them. Look forward to new Pics

    Megan

  7. missbumpkin June 6, 2006 at 9:56 pm #

    Sammy rocks! So cute AND he has a mohawk. Fantastic little chap. xxx

  8. meganandjack June 6, 2006 at 11:18 pm #

    Hi im Megan i work with Mel. Shay and i just love seeing new pics of Sam he’s soo cute. He’s very popular in OZ and he doesnt even know it. Aunty Mel gets sooooo excited when you post new pics we have a little meeting in her office to view them. Look forward to new Pics

    Megan

  9. kaypow June 7, 2006 at 6:05 am #

    Hi Megan, nice to meet you 🙂

    Glad you like the Sam pics. I’ll pass on the compliments to him, I’m sure he’ll be quite flattered and very excited to know about his Australian fan base. 😀

    Hooray for the Aussies! 😀

    Hope you are having a good day at work. Give Mel a kick from me!

    -Kay

  10. admin June 7, 2006 at 6:05 am #

    Hi Megan, nice to meet you 🙂

    Glad you like the Sam pics. I’ll pass on the compliments to him, I’m sure he’ll be quite flattered and very excited to know about his Australian fan base. 😀

    Hooray for the Aussies! 😀

    Hope you are having a good day at work. Give Mel a kick from me!

    -Kay

  11. downesunder June 7, 2006 at 11:31 am #

    Hey, play nicely!

    Keep your kicks to yourself, that’s no way for a mumsy to behave:)

  12. downesunder June 7, 2006 at 11:31 am #

    Hey, play nicely!

    Keep your kicks to yourself, that’s no way for a mumsy to behave:)

  13. Anonymous June 8, 2006 at 2:15 am #

    Sam looks like his Daddy in that photo! John and I both think so!
    -Nicole (Cae) & John (Beth)

  14. Anonymous June 8, 2006 at 2:15 am #

    Sam looks like his Daddy in that photo! John and I both think so!
    -Nicole (Cae) & John (Beth)

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