Monday, August 6, 2007

AWOL

While Daddio has found a few moments to post in the last few days, I just haven't had a chance. I thought I would take a moment to share what all has been going on around here!

First off, Thursday (August 2) was the start of the anniversary of our new life with the boys. We met the boys three years ago on that date! This year we decided that we would start having a real anniversary celebration every year in honor of those first five days. Thursday evening we had some family over for a nice evening of pizza and ice cream, and good times. Keeping with actual events we would have followed this by hitting the zoo on Friday as we did the first week. Unfortunately with Bobcat's cast we aren't doing any outdoor activities till that is removed in two weeks. On the 4th is a double celebration... Daddio's birthday and the first time the boys got to sleep over at our house. Man, I can remember that day like it was yesterday. Going to pick them up after their nap time, heading back to our place... Daddio set up the Slip N Slide for them in the back and the four of them had the best time. We didn't have suits for them, so once the diapers/pull ups were too heavy I improvised and put all three just in big boy underwear for the backyard fun. On the following day we spent the morning with them, then headed back to the foster mother's home for their last night there. She was gracious enough to invite us to stay for a little party she was throwing for the boys with their neighbors and friends. Leaving them there that evening was one of the more difficult things I've ever done. They stood at the screen door watching as we walked away, CRYING! And so were WE! That brings us up to today's anniversary! On this morning 3 years ago we got up early, headed over to the foster home, picked them up along with the last of their things and headed back to our place. Here we were met by our social worker, their social worker and supervisor for the signing of their placement paperwork. Now we were starting our life together as a forever family.

Over the last few days Daddio and I have been looking at all the pictures and videos over the last three years... especially those of the first year. They were so tiny, so sweet, and looking back even scared! They've grown, will always be sweet, and rarely show signs of fear... what a difference three years will make. The three rolly poly's you see hear, are lean boy machines now... with just a whisper of that first week still floating around.

2 comments:

underthewillow said...

My heart is beaming!! Wonderful anniversary celebration! What a great family you have! Your boys are so blessed to have you as parents! :)

The Rhodes' said...

I can't believe how tiny they are! So sweet! I love the slip and slide picture.