Saturday, August 6, 2011
I think it helped Fiona that there are lots of pictures of her throughout the house. She is on the fridge like all the kids. In the living room like all the kids. In my workroom, and in the hallway where I have pics of all the kids. Also, although some things in the house have changed--we have a big screen TV now, and a different dining room table--other things remain the same. We have the same ratty couch (LOL), the same living room rug, the same bookcases. In our dining room we have the same antique cabinets that were my grandmothers. Fiona loves those and wanted a picture of them to take back to school.
KC gave Fi a book he had made for her and she was very genuinely touched. She was concerned that there was no dessert for him at the restaurant. (everything was either chocolate which he hates or dairy which he is allergic to) As a result she bought him gum with her own money at the store on the corner of our street.
Jane was her usual amazing self and said that she has never seen kids as loving as mine. Which is sort of sad because I'd love to believe that most families have a strong loving foundation, but still a lovely testiment to the bonds we have worked to build together.
A day of smiles and memories. A wonderful day to treasure!