Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ready to Slow Down

I think we'll wait forever to slow down...and be sad when we do. Last night was our last baseball game until tournaments. Thank goodness! And Todd will finish this semester in about a month...and then he'll be off for 2 months. When he does go back, his schedule will be nearly the same as a school schedule (out at 3) It will be so nice to have a co-parent again! Right now we're each solo parenting...Todd through the days and me through the evenings. It's not bad...just busy. SO much to do, laundry, dishes, yardwork, etc and only a few hours to do it in. As soon as we get a chance to slow down though, things will pick right up again with football and other summer activities. I am glad though that we only have 2 big kids to keep up with instead of 5 in sports and activities and friends...I think I'll go make a chore chart so that we can better stay on top of things!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Family of 7

We've officially been a temporary family of 9 since last Friday...nearly a fully week and we've loved every minute of it! Our big boys have been such a huge blessing and such big helpers! They've been helpful and loving, and shown nearly no jealousy for all the little kids. Ryan has taken to the role of big brother like he was made for it! He's so in love with these 2 little girls and has started (without our encouragement) calling them his sisters. And the girls? They're amazing! To have been through so much and to be such beautiful and well behaved little girls...amazing! They have so much potential and love a good routine! Mouse has really taken to me, she's adorable, rough and tumble, out going and just a good girl all around, while Girlfriend is definitely Todd's little girl! She's sweet and shy, but seems to be drawn to men. A funny side story, the girls are bi-racial, and saw a friend's son (who happens to also be bi-racial and probably the first bi-racial person they'd seen since coming to our home) and Girlfriend just couldn't take her eyes off him when she finally got to him she wouldn't let him put her down. He was such a good boy and held her for a good 15 minutes but never left my side with her. It was so sweet! We're having a great time with these girls, for as long as they're here! and Todd seemed to really like their Mom when he met her today! which is amazing! No one gets this lucky for their first placement! We're truly blessed!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Placement. or TWO

Respite care must have gone well. Well enough for them to have called us again today with a placement for 2 little girls. Twins. They are a year old, will be 2 in a few months. I can't give many details here but Todd will be picking them up tomorrow morning at Next County Agency.