Yesterday we had Xavier's adoption refinalized. It was a big contrast to the sober and nervous day that was our Russian court hearing. Well, for starters, everyone spoke English. =) We had a good attorney and she had taken care of all the legal requirements. We just showed up, stated our situation, and the judge granted our petition to accept the Russian court's decision. J.J. did give a brief testimony. The judge also asked some informal questions because he was curious about the process. Xavier did really well, but he wasn't thrilled about sitting still. Just as the judge finished asking if we had any communication problems when we first arrived home Xavier starts yelling, "I need go potty!" as loud as he can. And not just once. Oh no, he yelled it over and over. What can you do? I just started laughing. I knew it was a clever ploy to get down and walk, but his timing was impeccable. He is obviously a very effective communicator! We had a celebration lunch with my parents and our friend Andy. It was a nice day and a big relief to check one more thing off the post-adoption to-do list.