This past weekend was our Vietnamese adoptive families reunion. I now have a whole lot more real friends, as opposed to the virtual friends I had before. The weekend was wonderful, getting to meet with people who I've only had contact with through the internet. It was quite a busy weekend, too. There was dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant:
We also joined everyone at the zoo. Well, the children and I did. J. drove around (and around and around) the area looking for parking because the parking was closed because of a fund-raiser that was going to be held at the zoo in the evening.
Here's B. with the babies, though it was perhaps not the highlight of his life.
And here I am with a couple of friends, adoptive moms, and fellow bloggers: Ann of Crazy for Kids, me, and Annette of Taco, Sushi, and Pho. (Ann is also my long-distance book club buddy.) After the zoo, everyone came to our house to have Chicago stuffed pizza. I am happy to report we had more than enough pizza. I was a little nervous about how to order for 32 people.
It was a great weekend. Our house guests were wonderful and we enjoyed our time with them. D. and TM had a great time as we had an extra almost 6 year old boy and a 7 year old boy added to the mix. The 3 year old daughter of one of the families doted on the babies. Promises of being penpals abounded.
It does leave me with one small problem. You know how we always tell our children about being careful on the Internet and not to meet people you meet on the Internet? I think I'm not setting a very good example when I invite Internet friends to stay at my house for several nights. It probably does not make me the poster child for Internet safety.