Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fostering Ups and Downs

The girls visit went good last night. However, their was some behaviors afterwards. It was a late night for all. Its amazing the effects of breaking a routine has on a little girl. They didn't get home until 7:30 pm and still needed to eat supper. Little Miss is normally falling asleep by 7:30-8:00. In other words supper was a mess. She spilled her drink twice because she was tried, hungry and frustrated. We skipped a bath and then she asked me to "rock sleep". That is the first time she asked. Normally I sit in the rocking chair when I'm doing her hair and usually ends in her falling asleep. Unfortunately this is a down side to foster care. When you have no say in when visits happen. P.S. I'll share something you kinda have to laugh at. Apparently, after they had been their for awhile no one had taken Little Miss to the potty. Back Story: Before coming into care she was potty trained. Since she came to our house we had went 4 days of a dry pull-up during the morning time. Afternoon's are not so hot and we're still working on going number 2 in the potty. She likes to go hide somewhere when she goes number 2. So we started wearing big girl panties during the morning time and we have been success full.  So yesterday we were trying to go all day in underwear. I sent her to the visit in big girl panties and sent extra clothes with.  Ms. J was telling us last night that Little Miss was sitting on her mom's lap when their Mom said that her leg felt warm. Then she realized that Little Miss had wet her pants. Apparently  she peed so much that it was running off of her leg. I think it's kinda funny because she normally doesn't go very much at once and usually ask to go potty at least once every half n hour. I guess next time I better remind them that they need to take her potty every 30 minutes.

Today, I'll leave you with a picture. Little Miss loves to help fold laundry and vacuum  So here is a picture of her vacuuming this morning.
I'll post it later. The picture doesn't want to upload

Monday, January 28, 2013

Our Family Grew

A week and a half ago we added two beautiful and wonderful girls to our family. Since I can't give out information about them since they are foster kids this is what I'll call them on here. First we have Ms. J. She is a very loving and for the most part a well behaved 12 year old. Our second little girl I will call Little Miss. She can put a smile on any one's face. She's always smiling and laughing. Now that both of the girls are starting to warm up, they are starting to show their personality. Both girls are behind of where they should be, go we have lots of work to do. Next week we have a speech assessment for Little Miss. Our week and this week are filled with appointments trying to catch-up on many years of medical care.

We're loving every minute with them. Ms. J is funny and outgoing. She loves to joke around. We have been playing the Wii together almost every night. At first we were playing sports together and then she wanted to try the boxing game out. Since then we have been boxing a lot every night. Then we did just dance together but she got to shy. Little Miss loves to sing songs, read books and loves to snuggle.

Tonight is their first visit with their bio mom. Hopefully it goes well.

Adoption Update:
Our class got changed from this past weekend to this coming weekend. So we will be heading out on Thursday for Houston. To match one huge leap in our adoption journey. :)

We have been so blessed. God is truly amazing :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


So many classes in the last month between foster classes and adoption classes. Two weeks from tomorrow we head out for our 2 day adoption course down in Houston. I can't wait because we will finally be one step closer to adopting. On the 16th we will complete our final foster care class. After that class we just have to wait for our home study to be approved which could happen any day now. After our class they can officially approve us for foster and foster to adopt. Things are finally heading in the right direction :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

2nd Foster Class

On Saturday we finished our 2nd foster/adoption class. YAYAYA!!! We have our 3rd and final class on the 16th. Right now we are just waiting to find out if they approve our home study. We have been doing a lot of praying and hoping it passes.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Prayer for a fellow blogger

To all of my blogger Friends. One of our blogger friends could use some extra prayers. Please Pray for her and her family. Here is Lisa story.