Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
I am Lynn, otherwise known as Wistfulgirl. I've been married to my fantastic husband (The Hubs) for 11 1/2 years. We spent almost 10 of those years attempting to start a family biologically, but it just wasn't in the cards for us. In 2012, we were approved as foster/adoptive parents. We received our first placement, a 22 1/2 month old little boy, on October 9, 2012. His birthmom voluntarily relinquished her rights to him in May 2013 and his birthdad's rights were terminated in October 2013. He was officially placed as an adoptive placement with us on February 6, 2014 and we finalized his adoption on March 3, 2014. He is our little Monkey =D
We had a sibling group we fostered from May 2013 until December 2013 when they moved on to an adoptive placement (we chose not to adopt them due to family being in the area and the danger associated with them).
In April 2014, we were made aware of and began visiting with a sibling group of 3 children, a boy and two girls. Upon the end of the school year, they moved in with us on May 17, 2014. Parental rights are in the process of being terminated and we are planning to adopt them. They are Prissy (13-year-old girl), The Dude (9-year-old boy) and Princess (8-year-old girl). We are in love with them and Monkey adores them! We're so excited for our family!
We're experiencing all the things we've never really done before. We're getting ready for school, which starts two weeks from today. It has been an experience buying new school clothes and supplies. I'm glad I have a year to plan for it before I have to do it again for all four children! Monkey will start Pre-K next year. Good learning experience for me though!
Sorry I went missing last week. It's been a rough week around our house. The Hubs is very sick. He's been experiencing a lot of abdominal pain for quite a while now, but it has gotten so much worse in the last week. The doctor is pretty sure his gallbladder isn't functioning properly but there is also a concern for Crohn's Disease being present. He had a Hida scan done on Friday to check the functioning of his gallbladder and he is scheduled for upper and lower endoscopies tomorrow. We don't yet have the results back from the Hida scan, but if the gallbladder isn't functioning, it will probably be removed at the same time.
It's quite probable I won't post tomorrow or get to visit any blogs due to being at the hospital with The Hubs, but I will be back ASAP and visiting! Expect me to come by your place on the web =D
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The kids love it because they're getting to sleep longer each day. This will have to stop in a couple of weeks though, because school starts back in three weeks. They'll have to be getting up and getting ready for school early in the day. I'm actually looking forward to earlier bedtimes with the hopes I can get myself used to them. I'll miss the kids during the day, though, but it'll be nice to have some time with Monkey each day since he doesn't start school until next year. I'll have a 3rd grader, a 4th grader and a 7th grader this year. Seems so weird to think I'll have kids in school this year, lol! Will take some getting used to!
With such a short time left before school starts, we have several trips planned for the kiddos! This weekend we're going to see the site where Fried Green Tomatoes was filmed and then going on to a zoo. The following weekend, we're headed to the beach. The last weekend before school starts, we're going school clothes shopping. Lots to look forward to!
This afternoon, though, I have to go tackle the grocery shopping. With 4 children. By myself. Lord help me!