Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Part of the Package

I'm feeling quite overwhelmed

by the schedule that came with this

tiny guy.

He has almost daily visits with his mama,

medical appointments,

court appointments,

and social worker appointments,

to add to our crazy days.

Lets add that to the loooong nights

he also brought with him!

Even with the added level of chaos,

we're all really enjoying all the

cuddles and baby squeaks that

are a part of the package!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Chaos Level Red

You know a typical family

would say to themselves

Hey, we have a new baby,

a there's that Chuck E Cheese birthday party,

which includes a van full of

loud, wiggly boys,

 that seems like enough chaos.

 But we at Casa Chaos,

we would call that not even trying!

Lets scheduled a little

home improvement project!

I mean,

why live with probable

or even expected chaos,


When you can have CERTAIN chaos!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Arrived!

As much as we are loving

having this tiny one

to cuddle and love on,
I think of his mama

all day long,

and how her heart must be so, so broken.

I'm truly praying that

everyone can work things out

for the best both of them!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Children's Museum

Today was the kinda day

where we need to get out

of the house

but the weather says

stay home!

So the local kid's museum

is a total win!
We played in the water,

made some paper airplanes

and some musical insturments

and marched in an impromptu parade!
Win!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Call

We got a call!

Yes, that kind of call!

I'm on my way!



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Babaycakes!

My mind is so blown away

that my baby

my Babycakes

is FIVE!

FIVE is not a baby!

FIVE is BIG!
And yet here he is,

my baby!
 He got a full set

of superhero capes

and masks

(along with a pile of board games)

for his birthday
 which he shared,

so we could all join in the fun

in public

with the whole world wondering

why exactly we were wearing them.
What could top this level of fun?

Only pumpkin pie

with candles

and many

many

many

rounds of Hungry Hungry Hippos!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Done?

Our file is supposedly submitted to CPS this week,

and it brought memories of the last time

we did this.

We'd get an e-mail asking for a piece of info,

with an assurance that we'd be listed

by the end of the week,

and a few weeks later,

we'd get another,

asking for yet another piece of info,

and another assurance.

This happened over several months

and was SUPER frustrating!

So, our file was supposedly submitted this week

but I'm not holding my breath!

Sewing Up a Storm!

I'm a sewing maniac this week,

trying to get costumes made for the

history fair.

I usually limit what I am willing to sew,

but since this is Mimi's last one,

I caved.
Can you guess who she's going to be?

In addition to her costume, Princess needs one,

and I need to whip up some crib sheets

for our new crib!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Foster Update

We had our final foster care homestudy tonight.

Luckily, we were pretty much ready,

and the last thing we need to get done

can wait a bit.

We will have some catching up to do

with classes, as our CPR/first aids expired

just last month!

As she walked out the door,

she let us know they were pushing

her to get everything done ASAP

because they want us licensed fast!

Not the four to six weeks she'd told us previously,

but TWO WEEKS!

They are desperate for families who can take

newborns, and we're available to take newborns,

so buckle up!

This news sent us into overdrive getting things done!

Crib needs assembled, tiny sleepers need bought,

box of baby stuff needs unearthed from storage,

and I need to sew some sheets!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Catch Up

I'm still not feeling caught up!

We had to dive straight back into things,

and I was really needing a vacation

to recover from our vacation!

We have a final foster care homestudy visit this week,

and a list of stuff to get done

before she gets here,

along with gearing up for the history fair,

and some music recital stuff too.