Wooohooo! Alex got his passport and consular birth report in the mail today, he's officially an American! YEAH!
He's got a cute little photo on it too, that for some reason they digitially squashed in the photo. I hope they don't stop him for it at the border some day ("This kid in the photo is a lot fatter than your son, sir... he could be a terrorist. We'll have to check.") I thought we were going to get his SSN in the same packet, but it's either lost, coming later or I misunderstood and have to order it seperately. No biggie, it's not like he's going to be looking for a job soon. But he can leave the country now, that makes me happy. Can he be president if he was born outside the U.S.? I'll have to check the Constitution...
Later... I just spent the last hour on a video conference with my parents. Actually it's more like a broadcast since they never turn their camera on (having to - in their pre-USB computer - plug it into the back and unplug some other device...). If you don't know already, Yahoo Messenger has a kick-ass webcam tool which works perfectly, seemlessly and over low-bandwidth connections like my Mom's rural-NH dial-up. Much better than the MS crap that installs itself without asking. My mom always gets confused between the two and tries to start talking to me using MSN Messenger... ugh.
Neil just left a comment - he was born in Ecuador and knows that you can't be president if you were born outside the U.S. I sorta knew that... too bad! The next kid's definitely being born in California. ;-)