This year, Brian wasn't working, though. This year, I managed to get off work a little early. This year, there was no complication. So, we went to dinner. We told the kids stories about the day, probably the same stories of last year. We told stories of when we met them, and stories of when Lizzie showed up. The cool thing was that they listened and really enjoyed them.
|Right before they started bouncing off the walls...|
Eventually, they were ready for bed. We hugged them good night and I dramatically looked each of my children in the eyes and said "I'm so glad that I'm your mom." The boys both smiled and each hugged me a little harder. Lizzie just kind of laughed. You see, she's very confident in her knowledge that we are lucky to have her. ;)
It was a simple and perfect night. The last five years have truly been an adventure and I really, really am so glad that I'm their mom. :)
Thought I'd reshare the blog post that I wrote, a couple of years ago, about the day of the finalization. :)