The children's social worker, Ana Teresa, came to our hotel-apartment this afternoon and visited with us for nearly three hours. She is really incredible. She prepped the children for the judge's questions and talked to us about their progress and addressed some of our concerns.
At the end of our meeting, Evelyn showed her this lovely, summery dress that she was going to wear to tomorrow. Upon leaving, Ana Teresa nonchalantly turned to me and said, "Make sure that she wears a sweater with that dress tomorrow because the court is very cold." Claro, I replied.
As soon as she left, Evelyn and I hopped in a cab and raced over to the Multiplaza Mall. Evelyn doesn't have a sweater here. She has a long-sleeved T, a warm-up jacket and a hoody. I couldn't have her showing up in a fancy wrap dress (compliments of some fashionable attorneys with whom I work), flip flops and a hoody.
At the mall, we first grabbed a pair of flat black shoes (very appropriate). Then we found a department store with a great sales rack. While in the dressing room trying on some of clothes, I received an instant message from Scott informing me that he and Jose were at the Mall too! Not wanting to miss any of the excitement, they had jumped into a cab moments after we had left.
We had so much fun. We found a "warmer" dress for Evelyn, plus a sweater to match. For Jose, we picked up a long-sleeved shirt and pants. And then much to my chagrin, we had dinner at the Food Court. All in all, it was a grand day and we finally ended up at the Multiplaza.