Friday, April 15, 2011

The twins....

have been officially adopted by their Aunt and Uncle. I have been given permission to post their pictures. :) They are truly where they belong, I'm just so glad that we were able to care for them the first 7 months of the lives.
This Sunday we've been invited by their Mom and Dad to church for their baptism. We are also going to their house for lunch afterward, should be a great time...I'm excited for them all!

These are a couple recent pics, we had a play date over spring break.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm back...

I can't believe I haven't posted since Sept. I went through a little funk and then bounced back by taking up inline speed skating. Over the years, I've tried various sports to keep myself busy but this is the winner! I love it. I've never felt so physical fit and being a part of a team is awesome! I love meeting new people and making new friends. And another plus is I'm hoping to get G involved next year, so this will be a sport we can do together.
I've been training since the weekend after Thanksgiving and I just competed in my first meet. Now first let me tell you that I used to compete 22+ years ago, so this sport is definitely not new to me, however the skates we use have changed big time. I use to compete on quads but now everyone competes using inline skates, which took some getting use to...look how long and big the wheels are...yikes. I'm in the Masters Division women age 30-44 years old, I fall somewhere in the middle of that age group...;) Anyhow, I'm proud to say that I won first place. Initially I was not going to compete but since the meet was at our rink I decided what the heck....well, now I think I have the bug. There is another meet coming up in the next few weeks just 30 minutes from here, so I may "just do it".
I raced in three races...a 3 lap, a 5 lap and a 7 lap.

One proud Mama, G does great on his skates for just turning 3. Next year, he'll practice with the team.

During our lunch break they put on music and let everyone skate. G was instantly surrounded by all the little girls on my team. The youngest speed skater is 4, she is adorable. What a stud!

Monday, September 27, 2010

This is so fun...

Lisa, thanks for the info on photobucket. I haven't had a ton of time to play with it but I did add a 'sticker' to a cute picture of A and G. A is the 19 month old little girl we are fostering. G and A tend to clash but more and more lately they are getting along. A was born 1 year and 1 day after G. A came to live with us Aug. 12, 10.


Here is our baby boy "P"...he came to live with us July 28, 10.


This is one of the twins. We called her Sophia but her name has been changed again. Their aunt brought them over Saturday for a visit. I love them so much and I was so excited to see them.


and this is who we called Skyla...


They lived with us from Dec. 17, 09' to July 07, 10.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I love a peaceful Sunday....

it's kind of gloomy out. Dh went to the store and bought a roast, I'm slow cooking it and the house smells wonderful. A and I are in sweats watching the Lions play the Vikings. I can't help it but every year I pray for a miracle in that the Lions win some games! I've been very optimistic about this year...;)
G and P are still in their pj's and A has on some leggings a long sleeve t, like I said, it's a very peaceful/relaxing Sunday. I can't wait to overeat!
Yesterday we were blessed to have K and the twins come over for a visit. They are getting so big...yet they are still so small. In two days they will be 10 months old (8 months adjusted). To our surprise they are standing, I'm sure they will be walking any moment. It looks funny b/c they are tiny, wearing 3-6 month old clothes and weighing only 15 and 16 pounds.

I wanted to get on here today and post some pics of my family. I call the foster kids family b/c, well, right now they are they are family. P is 6 months rolling and laughing like all get out. And A is 19 months, fiesty but finally warming up to G (they are both head strong and tend to clash).

These pics are from yesterday and today. As you can see the living room looks like a tornado hit it pretty much everyday. I'm not complaining, I'm just saying....

P's in the bumbo watching A and G play.

The twins attacking P yesterday...

A and G playing today.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Software question...

Can someone please tell me how to blur someone out of a picture. I'm not sure what software I would need but any suggestions would be great. I would like to post some of G and the kids we have placed with us. But of course, I can't show their faces....:(

Help please.....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Just a little update....

Well, it's nearing fall and I'm a little excited because I love the holidays. Yesterday, I was thinking of Halloween and what the kids will be, how about the Three Amigos?, or Three Little Indians?!?! I hope it's nice enough to take the them out. Last year we went to the mall because it was raining.
Things are going ok here. I think fostering is taking a toll on me. It's not that I don't like doing it, I just want to be more settled. We really want to add to our family and even though fostering gives us that option we just don't know if/when that will happen. You have to have great patience. The SW at our agency are suppose to be placing children who are likely to be place for adoption with us but it doesn't seem that way. At least at this point. Or maybe I'm in to much of a rush and I'm taking in children who I know are not perfect there even such a thing as "a perfect fit"? I feel like each time we have a placement I'm learning more and more about myself, which is not always good....

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's been awhile...

but the news I wanted to share is that we have two new placements. P is a 6 month old baby boy. He is such a great baby. I'm serious, he never cries unless he is hungry...nothing but giggles and smiles. At this point we are not sure what is happening with his BP's. My husband and I decided that this time around we are going to court to stay in the loop. The next court date is Oct. 13th, I'll try to post as much of an update as I can.

Our second placement is an 18 month old baby girl. We call her Ari, she is a very good little girl. It's been an adjustment for G, since we never had another toddler living here. There is a lot of tug of war over toys. We were told that she will be here temporarily. She has multiple family members who have come forward to care for her. BCS have been doing everything to determine which family member will be the best placement for her. In fact tomorrow is the first family visit for her. She will have two visits with different family members back to back. This is great, I can't wait to meet them! I bet they miss her terribly!

Basically our house is FULL of life and craziness!!!

There are big things happening with G too! He has started going #2 in the potty. I've never been so excited about poop in my's the little things I tell ya. And we have also moved him to a big boy bed. We bought a race car bed off craigs.list. I wasn't sure about it because I never had such a thing but it's the best thing ever! G runs to his bed at night and he doesn't get out of bed, even when I tell him too. He is also so smart, he cracks me up with the things he says. I'm going to post a video of him spelling his name....


Doesn't he look so small....

Sleeping like a baby...