Sunday, September 20, 2009

overnight stay

Some girl time at the American Girl Store
Some boy time at the Lego Store

Taye had some Grandma and Grandpa time this weekend.
The first time that we left him overnight! He did great. We missed him so much but it was good to have some focused time with the older kids for 24 hours. I posted the "store" pictures but the time together was so much more than that-- getting eye to eye with each of them and being able to give them our full attention was great. Leaving your children after adoption seems like a controversial topic with a lot of strong opinions. Our social worker had suggested that it would be wise to occasionally leave Taye with another family member. Especially if the plans were not conducive to taking a two year old with you. For our family right now, this was a good suggestion, We had a lot of fun but were so glad to all be back together-- there was no doubt that someone was missing with out that little sweetie!
btw- I think Taye had a great time. He is sitting here looking at the picture with a huge smile doing the sign for grandma and waving excitedly! Thanks Mom G!!!


8 comments:

Missy said...

He looks pretty darn happy in that picture!!!

emilykate said...

So glad that Chicago was fun! Loved catching up on Thursday...you guys are so great!

Janell said...

Cute pic of you girls at the American Girl place. I'm looking forward to mother/daughter dates!

Emily said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! And, looks like Taye did great!!! I sooo look forward to being able to let Abram have overnights with the grandparents!

mom said...

Thanks Laura, the blessing was mine!

Marcelle said...

Great photos from your Chicago venture. I can just imagine the conversation at lunch at American Girl! Also - the picture of Linda and Taye is priceless. Love you all!

Becky said...

He looks so adorable and of course happy! Glad you got away for a fun weekend trip!

Betsy said...

Do they have live versions of Kirsten or Samantha walking around serving the tea? Because that would just take the cake. Oh - and don't forget Grandmama! American Girl ROCKS!