Alexa with her birth mom and birth grandma.
On Saturday we met Alexa's birth grandma for the first time, and it was wonderful! She lives in Washington State and so we haven't been able to get together until then. I think we were all just a little nervous, none of us not really knowing what to expect. Let me just tell you right out that any fears we had were completely unfounded! It was a simple gathering filled with love, gifts, and pizza, and yet it was one of the most heart-warming experiences of our life thus far.
Playing with Melissa on the swing set in their courtyard.
Playing with the blocks given to her by Ray and Melissa...exactly as they were meant to be used.
Getting comforted by her first Mommy.
Me, Melissa, and Melissa's Mom. Alexa was supposed to be in the picture, too, but her schedule was just slammed and she couldn't make it.
Oh, how we love open adoption!
PS Ray is not in any pictures because he was on a scout campout with his son, Bjorn. They came up and saw us two weekends ago. Post to come!