April 19, 2009

Forever Family Day #8

Today was the anniversary of Tama's successful adoption of our Mr. D. We have wanted to celebrate our membership in the world of families that have been strengthened through adoption, despite the fact that we would probably have preferred not to have been forced to go through the process.

We spend Forever Family together, with no big plan beforehand. This year's celebration included hours of deep immersion in all things Lego:


But the day was too beautiful to NOT head outside, so we took ourselves into the Herrontown Woods:
Where Mr. D practiced his balancing...

... and Tama and Mr. D re-invented the see-saw.

This year, for the first time, I was a little nervous about our "no plan" plan for Forever Family Day. Would Mr. D experience the day as being truly special? Terri reassured me: all he really cares about is that we spend the day together. As usual, she was right.


(PS: The last two years' worth of Forever Family Days
looked like this and this.)

PPS: Easter was last week.
I'm a little behind.
These eggs are all gone now!)


Triathlete

75 yard swim? No worries.

Ride my bike for a quarter of a mile? Here I go!

Run for a third of a mile? Check out my stride!

1st triathalon. 2nd place in the 6-8 age group.

(He'll be back.)

April 14, 2009

Continuing Revelation

This black-trunked giant was holding on so tightly to winter...


... while at the same moment something was stirring
in the heart of this crocus.

This is what I love about spring.
All around me, the reminders:
Let go. Welcome warmth.

(Tip o' the hat to friend KD;
yes, that's "your" tree.)