We just celebrated one month since we met R, and we have only just been together in this house longer than we were at the Holiday Inn in Guangzhou. We would like to think that R is starting to realize that this is her home, not just another stop on her World Tour, but she really has no way of knowing that yet. Like with E, we're cocooning pretty seriously, and of course there are the people who respect and understand this, and those who don't. Either way, our agency supports this, as does our social worker, and we definitely believe it works so that's what we're doing. The cocooning adds it's own layer of stress for me because I can't call in any assistance when I need a hand. For instance, my China illness keeps dragging on and on and I needed to go the doctor with R in tow because there's no way I would ever leave her with anyone right now. So there I am, peeing in a cup, with R as my audience probably saying to herself, "This woman gets weirder by the minute."
So in just about every free second we have together as a foursome, we've been trying to have some fun, and build memories as a family--especially for R. (E already knows we are awesome, ha ha.) Going through these pictures, I realized we've been pretty busy at having a good time!
|Memorial Day weekend.|
|Newburyport. Baba and his girls.|
|June 1. Rye Beach, NH.|
After a late day picnic on the beach, we headed into Portsmouth
for ice cream and iced coffees!
|Look at those smiles!|
|While R had a good time on her first trip to the beach, she would NOT|
leave the "safe zone" of her towel and step in the sand or the water.
|June 2. Castle Island on a CRAZY windy day. We enjoyed a long walk and|
watching the planes at Logan, capped off with some fries and frozen yogurt
|Showing off her belly?|
|...just over one month as a family of four!|
|Boston Dragon Boat Festival.|
|Pigging out on delicious Chinese food on the banks of the Charles River while|
watching the Dragon Boat races. Well, the girls pigged out and left us with crumbs.
|Taking a long stroll along the Boston waterfront to end a great day.|