1. Getting to bring cheer to Great Grandma who has had some tough emotional blows to deal with in the past few months. Seeing the look of joy on her face when surrounded by the children.
2. Kids finally got to see Uncle Pop-Pop's multiple pet reptiles that he first told them about over a year ago.
4. Unexpectedly being able to also see my kids' Birth Mom (or "First Mom/my" as our household vernacular dictates) . . . I am sure my four-year-old didn't remember her and that made me sad. Happy for the visit and the photos to keep her fresh in their minds.
|Trading shoes with her First Mommy for a laugh together
5. Being told personally by both Great Grandma and then Uncle Pop-Pop's wife, "You're family."