Saturday, March 29, 2008

An update

Well, I really wanted to wait and post when I had some pictures to upload but I keep forgetting to bring my camera upstairs to the computer so I will post anyway and load some pictures later. Our foster son, Adam, has been with us ten days now. From the little info I can get from the social workers, he will be with us at minimum for a "few" weeks, which means...?...We got a not sent over from mon along with a schedule for how his typical day is and from all accounts it seems like mom was at least attentive and trying to raise her son the right way. It makes me really wonder why he was removed but we will probably never know. Hopefully things will get done that need to get done and he can be re-united with his family. He is a sweet boy, but much more mischiveous than he looks-he has caused many disasters around here since I am not used to a toddler who gets into everything, mine were never this bad at getting into stuff. He has a few problems but is starting to open up and interact with the family somewhat. I guess the next few weeks will tell us more after the court date...I will keep everyone posted. Thanks.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

In for a long night

Well, it is 11:30 and there are so many things I would like to write about, but I am too on edge to do that now. Like has happened on several nights in the not so distant past we recieved a call from social services a few minutes ago asking us to assist them with a child. He is 20 months old and is on his way over to stay for who knows how long. We do not know anything about him but he appears healthy according to the doctors that are looking at him right now and he has been taken from his caregiver. He is still on a bottle (a very bad sign at almost 2 years old). We have the porta-crib out and a nice clean set of clothes. I am sure he will need a bath and probably something to eat when he gets here, otherwise who knows how the night will go. We know God has a plan and I am always excited to see how it works out. Hopefully we will all get some sleep.

Friday, March 7, 2008

It is official!!

Well, now that my blogger is back online I can re-write the post I did that got erased.

I never thought I would be able to say this so soon, but my little Isabella is
officially potty trained!! With all of her sensory problems and such a rocky start I never thought she would have come so far so quickly. She has conquered her fear of the dreaded potty...I am so proud of her. She still needs diapers at night but other than that we are DONE! I can not believe she is done right before her 3rd birthday!! We even went to church for the first time with no diaper bag...WOW how great that feels to get rid of a bag.

Although I am so proud of her it is a little sad that I only have 2 in diapers now and probably not for long. Elsie is already interested in using the potty. The only thing I have to do now is get Isabella on the big potty (she is still terrified of it)...fortunately she is a shrimp (that is why the big one looks like a giant to her, her head is right in line with the bowl) and still fits nicely on her tiny potty, but hopefully that will not last long...if we can ever get her to grow EVER.

On to the next task...=)