Last month we went on a great vacation to visit my extended family in the midwest. We got to spend a couple of days at the lake with my sister and her family, as well as my Aunt. Here’s the night we made s’mores at the campfire. Turns out Reid doesn’t particularly like s’mores – how have we been together for 14 years and I’m just finding this out??? The rest of us ate his share, don’t worry. 🙂
There are a lot of little streams where I grew up, perfect for skipping rocks and building dams. We had a lot of fun with our nephews, splashing in the water.
One afternoon we left the littlest cousin napping, and Reid and I took Calvin and his cousin M to the nearby playground. The two boys had a blast running around together, climbing, and sliding. I’m glad we get to see my family, even though they don’t live close.
I’ve been thinking a lot about family lately, and how adding to our family by adoption would make us connected to the biological family of that child. We want to work with the biological family for an amount of contact that makes sense for all of us. Even if we don’t have much contact, you’re still connected to us and the child you’ve placed in our care.
My stepdad is a farmer, and when we visit Calvin always likes to check out the giant machinery and Grandpa takes him for a ride in the tractors.