Sometimes, We Forget

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This weekend we went to a local street fair.

As we were walking, a bee landed on Nico.

We swatted it away and then I wondered aloud, “Gee, do you think he could be allergic? Has he ever been sting by a bee?”

Paul replied, “Good question. I know I’m not allergic. Are you?”

I answered, “I don’t think I am, but my dad is, so Nico could be.”

*blink* *blink*

Yes, that conversation really happened.

It happens all the time.

We actually DO forget that our son is not our biological child.

The love runs deep.

I hope he inherits that trait from us 


On March 15, 2013 Nicolas was placed in our home as an adoptive placement.

We had a one week transitional period where we had long and short visits with and without his Foster family, whom he had been with since about 3 wks old.

We fell in love with this family. They are a HUGE part of Nico’s life today. They will always be part of our family. In fact we just spent the afternoon in the park with them yesterday.


I cannot believe it has been a year since this beautiful boy joined our family.

It feels like he has always been with us. I can hardly remember life before him.

I wish I could find more pictures for this post. Paul reorganized stuff on the computer and u can’t find the one of him and Nicolas that I love so much. It’s of an early visit during his 1 week transition and it’s perfect.

So you will have to settle for this one of me and Nico. It was the first time either of us held him. It was our first meeting on March 7, 2013.

I love this picture. I knew the minute we laid eyes on him that he was ours. My face is crazy, with JOY and his expression is one he gives me almost daily, I call it his, “uh, seriously?” face.

He is precious.

I love this child.