Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Anya's Shower

I snatched this photo from my friend Anya's blog.I think my friend, Amy, who always not only remembers her camera but actually takes photos with it , provided this photo. All the way to the right is Anya. On her lap is 1 1/2 year old Masi. To her left is her mom's cousin, then Anya's grandma and Anya's mom....4 Generations of girls in Anya's family! Anya and her husband just adopted 3 children from out of our foster system. They had been home a whole week when we held a shower for them. The two big kids and Anya's 2 biological kids all stayed home with Dad, but we got to meet sweet Masi. We all had a great time, some yummy food and family stories from Anya. There was a huge turn out to celebrate the new additions to Anya's family. Luckily or unfortunately, depends on how you look at it, even though they've adopted a 10 year old and 7 year old, Anya says there are a surprising number of "firsts" she'll still get to share with her children. It's quite heartbreaking all the little things we take for granted from our own childhood and with our own babies that tons of kids are missing out on because they don't have a loving family of their own. Luckily these 3 are now part of Anya's family.