During our stay with them, Rob's parents graciously opened their home to Rob's birth family so that they could all meet Zack. It was a lovely afternoon, with lots of great food (mmmm...lamb shish kebob...) and wonderful company.
As I think I mentioned before, Rob and I managed to not take any pictures of the event, but Peri was kind enough to send us the ones that she took--Thanks!
Let's start with a lovely picture of our hosts, Anne and Mark.
At this point, what I really need is a family tree to keep everyone's relationship straight but we'll give it a go.
We'll start out easy with Rob and his birth father, Jim. I'm guessing you can figure out who the little guy is by now. The one that has a thing for beer already.
And this is Leslie, Rob's birth mother.
Here's where it gets a little trickier. This is Daniel, Rob's biological half-brother, and Peri, who is now married to Jim, mother to Daniel. Does that make Daniel a half-uncle to Zack?
Meredith (left) is Daniel's sister, Peri's daughter. Jessica (middle), is Leslie's daughter and Rob's biological half sister. Are they half-aunts?
Still with me?
Here's an easy one.
Regardless of everyone's technical relationship to everyone else, there was enough love and warmth to go around and I think it's fairly safe to say that everyone was pretty smitten with Zack.