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April 12, 2010

That was unexpected

I think I was just asked if we’d be willing to adopt the kids.

The question was really phrased along the lines of “What would you think if the children weren’t reunited?”  And its clear that reunification is still the primary objective.  But it looks as though their concurrent placement plan is going to be changed to adoption by their foster parents.  That’s us.  Wow.

My mind is literally spinning, especially since we’re coming off of a bumpy couple weeks in which we’ve been address with some concerns regarding the children’s care (nothing serious, of course…mostly just some dry skin and an unapproved hair cut). 

Roller coaster indeed! We’ll see where this ride lets off…

April 12, 2010


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April 12, 2010

Back to the grind


We packed up the crew and headed out-of-town for a few days.  It was a lovely break full of sunshine, beaches, and seafood!  The most amazing part of it all is that I survived vacationing with my parents – something I haven’t done in more than 10 years.  That could be a post in and of  itself.  Granted, I was grateful to have them there for many reasons, but there is just something a little uncomfortable about parenting in front of them – probably because they are always trying to intervene.  ugh.  But, wait, this is supposed to be a happy post!  

The kids did amazing during the drive up.  Rosebud hates the car with a passion so I was dreading the drive, but she didn’t make a peep the entire way (the ride home was a different story. let me tell you, 2 hours of screaming baby changes a person).  Sprout also did very well with the drive and made sure to point out every tanker, car carrier, and tracker trailer on the road.  Then we spent our days swimming in the pool, building sandcastles, flying kites, and having picnics.   Sprout’s behavior was lovely with only a couple overtiredness-induced meltdowns.  Unfortunately Rosebud had some trouble sleeping in her foreign surroundings so mamas didn’t get much sleep, but when you are playing at the beach all day, its amazing how little sleep you can get by on. 

Getting back into the swing of things at home as been a little rough on the troops.  I think Sprout spent more time in his room than out of it on Saturday – and why is it that it takes an hour to pack but 2 weeks to unpack?  Oy.  Nevertheless vacation = sucess! We’ll be sure to do it again soon!