I was looking through the photos of Sophie to find one to attach to this post-and when you find a photo of Sophie; most of the time Kennedy is there too. They often tell people that they are twins; and they truly have the connection of twins. Kennedy came to us 6 months prior to Sophie; they are only 11 months apart, and they are as close as they can be. Certainly, they do have their fights, but you better not say anything about one of them to the other! They take up for each other no matter what. I especially remember one time that Kennedy was hurt at school. Kennedy said it didn't hurt and was basically just "looking" at her injury, but Sophie was close by; boo-hooing away because her sister injured. Reflecting upon this makes me realize just how "blended" our blended family really is. For the most part, we are not of the same biology, but that doesn't matter. We are a family just the same and it is truly comical how often Tammy or I are out with one of the kids and people say "he/she looks just like you." We just smile and say "thank you."
Here is Sophie a few days after she came to live with us; and it is one of my favorites of her :)