It has been a whirlwind of activity for the past month.
Yes, tomorrow is the one month mark and it’s hard to believe we’ve had our foster daughters for one month already.
Both girls are doing well and beginning to settle in to life in the World of Weeks.
Baby Girl doesn’t have the best sleeping habits, but each week there is some improvement. Her favorite sleeping spot is my lap. Just look at those little feet.
Big Sister is taking longer to warm up, which is to be expected. Not only has she experienced more, but she understands more. Slowly, we are reaching her though and she very much enjoys her time with Naomi and Lili.
The Texas foster care system, being different from the Illinois foster care system, has taken some time to get used to. I have 2-3 reports I need to complete on each of the girls every week. I thought I was to turn them in to the agency after each month they are with us, but just found out that I need to turn them in at the end of each month regardless. Oops!
Tomorrow, we will be adding two more little girls to our home for 9 days while their foster parents take a long-awaited vacation. Six girls ranging in age from 6 months – 10 years of age will most certainly mean a lot more chaos and laughter. However, we’re happy to help out another foster family for a few days.
We also purchased a bigger vehicle. The Suburban I have driven for the last 2 1/2 years just wasn’t providing enough space for all the car seats we need. Now I’m driving a 12-passenger Transit van.
It’s a little bigger than we probably need, but the additional space is really nice, especially considering that I will be transporting additional children from time-to-time and a stroller that takes up quite a bit of room.
So life is a little busier and louder. Summer fun is in full swing and life goes on.
Debbie…sounds like you are rocking it! No wonder I haven’t heard from ya. I miss you my friend. We’ve had our grandson this week and are on our way to st. Louis to meet his mama so he can go home. Have more relatives on the way in. I had surgery mid May, gastric bypass, just got sick of struggling with the weight loss up and down. I’ve lost about 40 lbs so far. We ate going on a cruise in Sept. We will be leaving from Galveston and we are going to trek over to Waco to go to Magnolia Silos. Are ya all anywhere close to that? Sounds like foster care is going well and busy. It’s a roller coaster for sure. The paperwork sounds brutal and kinda rediculous, but who are we to say right. Do you have the same phone number, if not text me your new one. Love ya and give the girls a hug for me.