Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Picnic, Memorial Day and a Laugh

Yesterday evening we were headed to our monthly Adoption group picnic. We were all in the car together after a day apart - John in preschool, daddy at work, and mommy at home preparing for our trip. I can't wait to ask about John's day when he's been at school, as I'm sure my mom loved to ask about mine when I was growing up.

I would always give the same answer, "It was fine."
Poor lady.
What do I usually get from my son at the end of the day? "It was fine, mommy."
Ok.
"Son, what did you have to eat today?"
"Nothing," he answered.
Oh, ok. Again, my poor mother.
Payback is what this is, I guess. But, here comes the best part...
"Mommy, I love you. And, I love daddy. And, Gaga and Papa and Grandma and Grandpa."
Can I just say how good it feels to know we are still most important and that school and friends don't yet trump family! I pray it stays that way until he's oh...22 or so. Sigh.
After our picnic we stopped at "Old *McDonald's"...so cute, right!? We needed a .50 cent ice cream cone after all of that playing and picnicking. When we finished, our little man announced, "now move on. Hold on to your panties." Daddy sometimes announces that when we leave our driveway. I guess it's made quite an impression.
On Memorial Day we got together with some friends that we've known for several years now. They also adopted from *Thogl and our boys were there at the same time. Little C, below on the right, (not to be confused with the artist Lil C) was the first baby I held and fed before my Johnny woke up the morning we arrived in Taiwan. It is a blessing to be able to connect and share life with them several times a year. God weaves an intricate fabric of love in special ways!

C on the right, at *Thogl (thanks, J, I borrowed this from FB!)

J at *Tholg
And, here are our boys today - 3 years later and oh how they've grown!
Do you love my boys wild hair - spiked after sweaty play outside?!

Our families

Mmm...the AC just kicked on at 9am here in the south. Better go shut the open windows...By the way...we try to stay frugal, even when it comes to AC. We keep the temp at 79 during the summer and turn the ceiling fans on high. Since we're in the middle of a hay field with hardly any shade we try to leave the Ac high so that we don't get too spoiled...we still have to work outside! And, coming back into the Ac on high does not bode well if we still need to keep it real with work outdoors!
Try to stay cool on this hot summer day!
Jackie

2 comments:

April said...

How sweet! I helped take care of both of them when we went to get Lilli. I hope we can meet you someday too!

Jackie said...

Ah, me too, April, me too! It's so crazy to think you have fed and played with John and we haven't even met in person! Can't wait!