Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Well, first thing's first, here are the finished cupcakes...
What do you think? I tried a new cupcake recipe, new frosting technique, and a new audience of kids to try them out. They seemed to be a success! I was so impressed that they actually came out the way I had pictured them, because normally when I try something new, it doesn't quite go as planned the first time.
I took the cupcakes with me when we all went to our cousins' house today. Our little cousin isn't so little anymore... he's turning ten! Even though his birthday is during the week, we celebrated today. It was the first time we've been able to go over and see their new house, which we've all been dying to do. It was such a nice house, and neighborhood... they're trying to convince us to move there now, and if it wasn't quite so far from Disney, we might take them up on it.
It still amazes me how sweet it is to see my little sisters and our cousins playing together. My sisters are six, and our cousins are six and four, and they just get along so well. When we pulled up to their house today, the girls were waiting out front for us, and they just got the absolute biggest grins on their faces when we parked. My sisters were just as excited (they kept asking "How many miles until we get there?" throughout the trip), and they couldn't wait to get out of the car and hug their cousins hello. As usual, the four of them went off playing together and were attached at the hip all day long.
Days like this make me so thankful that we have our cousins down here in Florida with us. I feel like we've actually grown so much closer to them since we all moved down here; I think we might have lived a little closer to each other in New York, but we never got to see each other. Now, they've come to our house for a sleepover weekend, they came last month for Easter, we went to them today, and we're planning a get-together for next month as well. It's awesome!
Of course, the only downside to this beautiful friendship blossoming between the kids is that no one ever wants to separate when the day is over. It was cute to see the kids (big brothers included) trying to come up with excuses as to why we couldn't leave quite yet. But we had a full day of fun, including swimming time, a bar-be-que, presents, and dessert, and everyone was wiped out by the end of it. The girls actually fell asleep on the ride home! And when we woke them up to get them ready for bed, they just kept mumbling about how much fun they'd had with their cousins today. It was adorable.
I can't wait for us all to get together again... the kids don't know what us adults are planning for next month, but I can promise that it's going to be great!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.