Monday, October 6, 2008

Busy weekend

William under bubble in the big water table.
One of the Daddys(Steve) with some of the girls. I love this!

We had a busy and very fun weekend. Friday we were invited to our Waiting Families group with our agency and were asked to be the 'featured guests'. They met Will for the first time, he went around the room and introduced himself to everyone. It was very cute! I had no idea what he'd do in that setting but he did great. Dan played with the 2 kids while I spoke about Will's transition to our family, attachment and our trip this time to China. I got asked some great questions and could have spoken for hours. I didn't sugar coat it, was honest about the first few weeks with him and even though it's hard at times for everyone, it's worth every single challenge. The group couldn't believe he's only been home with us 2 months and sometimes I can't either.
Saturday we had pictures taken of Grace and William and played at a new playground.
Sunday we took a little roadtrip to the Chicago area and met Grace's travel group at the Dupage Children's Museum. Originally we were going to the Brookfield zoo but because of rain, plan B was the museum. Our dear friends met William for the first time, many of the 11 families were there...mostly girls besides William and another William from Grace's group. We get together with these families probably 4-5 times a year and we all pick up where we left off. The kids adore each other. Will loved the giant water table, wind tunnel and playing with his new friends. :)

8 kind words:

Paula said...

How fun to get to share your story. What a lot of good info for waiting families. I love the teeter totter pic, that is so funny.

missy said...

I am sure you really did a great job speaking. I konw you had a lot to share. I am so glad Will was his charming self. He is such a doll.

The picture on the see saw is PRECIOUS!!! Have a great week : )

OH MY #6 said...

sounds like a great weekend.


Kerry said...

So wonderful that you spoke to waiting families- always good to share where we have been.

I always look at your travel group picture to see if any of the families are in our playgroups or in my Grace's Chinese lang or dance classes! We most likely have some little friends in common.
Love that museum.

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

It is so awesome that you are able to educate waiting families. It is so important so as not to go in with rose colored glasses. Real life can smack you in the face but as you and I both know, once you gain their love and trust it is the best feeling ever!!

So happy to hear of the fun you had.


Ashley said...

Sounds like you all had a fantastic weekend. I bet you were a wonderful speaker...wish I could have been in attendance!

The Morris Family said...

Glad that you are able to share your family's story...what a gift of information and encouragement for those waiting!

Steffie B. said...

How awesome! Love the pic of all the girls! ;)

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