Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer Tour Stop #2

It occurred to me that I got distracted and never posted anything more about our summer tour. And the last thing I would want is to leave all two of my readers hanging and wondering. Besides, Stop #2 was pretty exciting.

We left Texas and headed to Oklahoma where we were going to spend several days staying with the family who adopted L's best friend from the orphanage (the MMMs) and attending China Camp with our adoption agency. We didn't know the other family that well, but we knew enough to know that we liked them. And we were right!

We pulled into the MMMs driveway and immediately tossed the kids in the pool in the backyard. Now, I knew they had some animals, but I wasn't really prepared for some up close and personal swimtime in the barnyard. And trust me, the llamas got up close and personal. The kids loved the llamas, cows, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, and dogs. Ok, maybe not the dogs.

We immediately decided that we loved the MMMs. Our older daughters share the same birthday a year apart, their oldest son patiently taught K chess and played with her all week, and our younger girls fell right in with each other and spent their time ganging up on the dads or vanishing to the bedroom to play. Mr. at Home and I had such a fabulous time hanging out with Mr. and Mrs. MMM that I wish we lived next door.

I don't think the little girls remember their relationship from the orphanage. AG might since she is a bit older, but L just knows that AG looks like her, is from China, and is lots of fun. I love that we can keep them together and I know that common background will be more important to them as they get older. For now, they were just so incredibly cute as they hung out together.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Wow - animals up close! Looks like it was alot of fun. K's hair shocked me! I've gotten used to it being shorter and bam - it's long again.

And the last pic - precious!