Inesa's been talking about missing her birth mom a lot lately. It touches a few nerves, but it's also really, really good that she feels comfortable talking about her and trusts us with her feelings. Still, it felt good to me today when we were roller skating and she said, "That girl asked me if that lady over there is my mom, and I told her no, YOU'RE my mom! Because you ARE!"
And now, a bunch of pictures we took over winter break.
Sasha with his dog Tiny on Christmas morning
Inesa with Sparkles
The kids weren't that into baking or even eating cookies, but they loved decorating them.
Playing with our new toys. We got some very generous gifts from friends far and near!
We've gone roller skating twice now, as of today, and they love it. Non-stop for three hours this afternoon. It's a pretty tough activity on beginners, and I was proud of their persistence despite repeated falls.
Extremely goofy playground photos