April 21, 2008

Forever Family Day #7


late spring —
the Earth invites us closer

and we accept



Today was our celebration of Forever Family Day, a term we borrowed from my friend Becky, who uses it to refer to the day when an adoption is finalized. (My fabulous T had to adopt our Mr. D because as far as the federal government is concerned we're just close personal friends.) We didn't realize how important this day was to Mr. D until last year, when he asked us sometime in February, "When is Forever Family Day?" We couldn't even remember what we'd done the previous year, so we asked him, "What is it that you're looking forward to so much?" And he said, "I just like that we're all together, just us, for the whole day, and we can do whatever we want to do as a family."

Put like that, it did sound pretty great. So we went out and had ourselves a day as he described. This year we did it again.

Pancakes for breakfast and games in the morning, followed by a noodling bike ride and lunch, followed by more games and a long romp in the Battlefield Park. Then a trip to the library, where we reconfirmed our deep and abiding love of reference librarians, returning home for a family dinner and a "Harry Potter bath" for Mr. D (he bathes, I read him some Harry Potter). It was a great day.




We are all tired and happy. And so, to bed. Happy Forever Family Day.

10 comments:

ingrid said...

lovely. :)

howard said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Makes me happy :)

Tracy said...

Oh, beautiful, beautiful! I just love that lucky boy.

Shelley said...

Thanks for your kind comments, ingrid and howard.

Nice to have some of my Twitterfolk visiting over here at the blog!

And of course I hope my sister Tracy is hanging out over here all the time! :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great custom!! Happy, and loving you all; that's what I am.
He IS the greatest kid. Chimchim

Sharkb said...

Looks like a beautiful day! Tashi delek!

Stacy said...

Happy Day!

Cloudscome said...

Happy Forever Family Day!! This sounds so delightful. He is the cutest thing! My Buddy has taken to doing cartwheels just like Mr. D. is doing in that photo.

Recovering Straight Girl said...

That's very nice, thank you for sending me the link.

Rockmask said...

Mom still reads your blog, auntie, don't worry! :) I do, too. Say, you should get a profile picture. Mine's a goblin, in case you're wondering. I like stuff like that, and you know it. I have a blog, now. It's called Error. www.errortubemalfunction.blogspot.com. I l;ove you blog, by the way!