It is exactly one month since the kids have been home and it’s gone by fast. This month was filled with many “firsts.” Taking a bath, seeing the snow, opening presents, going to birthday parties and playing basketball with friends. Watching Manny and Priscilla experience these things with so much joy has really reminded our family to find joy in the little things and remember that life is truly a special occasion.
Watching his brother and sister marvel at planes in the sky or watching them getting excited over driving over a big bridge has brought back Colton’s excitement for the little things- things he wouldn’t have thought twice about before they came home. I’m sure these feelings for all of the kids will diminish over time, but for now our focus is to spend time as a family doing the simple things: coloring, board games, movies, crafts and reading.
It’s amazing looking back at these photos and seeing the “firsts.”
(1) This was their first night home. At 2am everyone wanted to play. After so much travel, I thought they would go right to bed, but checking out their new home was too exciting. (2) Their first time going out in the snow. (3) Tickle fights. Their favorite thing to do with dad.
(1) Playing with new toys. (2) First time at the movie theater. (3) First time experiencing a snow day! They were so excited that Colton didn’t have school the next day. We celebrated with ice cream- fitting, right?
(1) Building relationships. It’s neat watching these two build their relationship. (2) The first day of school! The kids are on their third day of school. It is exciting watching them make friends and learn so much every day right before my eyes.
Including these next adoption updates in a post for Hallmark, I thought was fitting and timely. I enjoy the focus of this campaign and making memories with family in the little moments. These memories are the special moments buried with the traditional holidays and occasions. They’re “us” moments. They’re memorable. They’re spontaneous. They’re perfectly, imperfect unplanned moments.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hallmark. The opinions and text are all mine.