We arrived home from New York yesterday, Tuesday July 6, and oh what a wonderful time we had. We filled every day to the brim of being with our little adopted family. Jordan who is now four years old knew us instantly and we could hear him calling Grammy's here, Grampie's here before the door was opened. It took just a little longer for the twins to remember us, but once they did we were joined at the hip.
The weather was fabulous, the first few days being mostly cloudy, windy and cool! Coming from 100 degree in Texas it felt so refreshing to us... Then it warmed up by the weekend so that our plans to visit 1000 islands and take in the local sights was just perfect. Of couse, the days sped by and before we knew it we were driving away, in tears, Jordan wanting to come and live with us now, instead of having to wait until February. Then, we will take the children back with us for another 15 months or however long it takes.
So here are just a few pictures of our time with the kids. As you will see the twins are still so identical and hard to tell apart. For their birthday present we bought them new, more expensive earings, green for Josslyn and pink for Brielle.
Here are Josslyn and Brielle on our first day together...
We took them to a local school ground to play on the swings and slides - Jordy had a blast but the twins enjoyed running all over the field and pulling up grass.
Here we are enjoying the day at Old MacDonald's Farm. They got to touch lots of animals and to see new born piglets, bunnies, a baby goat and ride the pony...
After the farm, where we had lunch and ice cream, we went to Alexandria Bay which is on the St. Lawrence river. We enjoyed two boat rides and a trip to the Boldt Castle.
Here is Bill holding one of the babies, I can't remember who. They both took naps off and on during the day...Earl is sitting beside them.
One of the days we stayed close to home the children enjoyed playing in the pool and the girls just love their new picnic table. Our time was over with so quickly :-(
We are now counting the months until they come to live with us again...7 months to go...sigh!