Some highlights from our trip:
*visits with Raccoon's grandparents, great grandfathers, great-aunts & uncles, great-great aunts & uncles
*Raccoon learning to sit in church and at family dinners
*Raccoon learning to pedal a tricycle
*Children's museums in Bangor and Augusta, Maine
*an English language explosion
*slept by himself all night in a toddler bed
There were a lot of very hard moments, but overall, I'm glad we came. It pushed us all out of our comfort zones and I feel so proud of Raccoon for surprising us on several occasions by having really good days even though he was coping with huge amounts of stress, change, and new people in his face. Way to go, little man! I am so proud of you. You did an amazing job.