Last night was the big night, we finally got to meet our little brother and little sister! We followed our case manager (Greg) over to their house, which is just a mile or so south of the stadiums. They live in a duplex house with their mom and two twin sisters who are 5 years old. Their house was really nice and clean, which I wasn’t necessarily expecting. They have a ton of fish, a cat and a hamster. Both Dominique and Bianca were very nice and polite when meeting them. Bianca seemed a little more shy at first, but she is only 10 (11 next week). We sat with Greg and their mom to sign all of the paperwork. Greg gave us some gifts for being matched up (t-shirts, water bottles, etc.) and even a football that we can use.
From there we took them out to Dairy Queen for some ice cream. We only had 45 minutes or an hour with them, so they recommend taking them to some place familiar or that every kid loves. All kids love ice cream, don’t they? We all decided on a blizzard and sat down on the curb outside to chat. We talked about their school, their summer activities, their family, etc. They both had a bunch to talk about, which made it easy for us. Once we were done, we dropped them off and made plans to get together again early next week. It was such a nice relief from the normal stressful week. I am really looking forward to this and should enjoy each day we spend with them.