Erik Quinn: The Heart of a Family: Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun
And I say it's all right

--Beatles ("Here Comes The Sun")

We are having a relaxing weekend thus far. Brian is cleaning up the colossal mess I made in the kitchen making eggs, home fries, biscuits, and gravy for breakfast. Erik ate his Malt-O-Meal using his very own spoon and now has crunchy, maple-scented granules in his hair and behind his ears, but at least he is dressed (unlike the rest of us). Here is Erik playing with his learning table in his room this morning.

Looking back on the week, it was emotionally draining for a variety of reasons, but Thursday we were lucky enough to have dinner with Alan, Kathy, Dominick, Lisa, Cory, Baby Owen...and Ed, our friend from our high school days who was here from Portland on business but took the time to spend quality time with our families. I contracted a couple cases of the giggles, which is commonplace when Ed and I get together, and that felt fantastic. Erik was absolutely amazing. He broke out of his shell, even around the other kids, and worked the crowd, making sure to touch everyone and make them feel acknowledged in his quiet way. It is wonderful to have the friends and family we have, even the ones we don't see as often as I would like. You are all a great support!

I will teach Erik Monday how to put the flag in its holder on our house. We wish you a wonderful, safe Memorial Day weekend!


Anonymous Lisa said...

Wow, we're so honored to have made the blog! :D It was so fun to hang out with you guys on Thursday, though we missed Brian. Erik has changed so much since we last saw him. He brings us buckets of joy. :)

6:36 PM  

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