Just a few instagram pics to go along with my THIS + THAT post.
I'm aprilkennedy on instagram if you want to follow along.
Instagram not only hijacked my blog
but also my nice big fancy camera!
THIS has been talked about for years. Turning our garage into an additional hang out space.
I feel like a broken record when I remind y'all that we live in less than 1300 sq feet.
It wasn't so bad before babies came. But now...oh it's tight. My dad has been coming over on weekends for a few months now helping us clean out our garage. We threw away A LOT and I sold a lot. I've stocked away the money and this past weekend we took a trip to IKEA.
Hello fun new orange couch and bright blue and orange rug! I feel a surf theme inspired room
coming soon here. And a TV was just added a few days ago. I can't even begin to tell
you how nice it is to have the TV on out there in the afternoon instead of in my main living space!
THAT man right there has the bluest eyes that weren't captured in this picture.
I titled this picture....hella hot.
Luckiest girl right here to be married to him.
Luckiest kids to have him as a daddy.
Luckiest baby boy in his arms right there.
THIS picture was taken right before the diapers came off and we let them 'swim' nakie!
We've had 90 degree weather this week. Speaking of hella hot.
We totally counted this as their bath.
And who put the old coral pillows back on my outdoor couch?
They don't belong there...just the new ikat black ones!
THAT boy has my whole heart for my whole life.
We are getting close to the 'littles' 18 month hearing.
We should know in a month or so the plan for this sweet family.
While we are supportive of their parents in trying for reunification, if they can meet
all the childrens' needs and provide a safe environment for them, in my heart
I know that this littlest guy would do best in our home forever with all of his special needs.
Would we keep both...some people ask?
Honestly, it is just too much.
And there are two other siblings that are involved.
Little Mister has the most intensive needs and we know him
better than anyone else since he has been in our care since 6 weeks old.
I am swamped with appointments these days. I'm overwhelmed.
I'm not getting much more done than appointments.
Most weeks average 10 appointments a week.
three therapy appts for Little Mister
two therapy appts for Blake
one therapy appt for Little Miss
two visit appts each week with birth parents
and then throw in either a social worker visit, a doctor visit,
a specialist visit for Little Miss, a dentist visit and we are up to 10.
I'm ready for life to slow down a bit.
To find our new normal as a potential adoptive family
or as a family of four again if the children return home.
I know the transition will be hard.
Saying good-bye to Little Miss in our home will be bittersweet.
So so bitter for us, but so so sweet for her and her potential forever family.
Possibly saying good-bye to both of them...heart wrenching.
But I believe we are quickly approaching the day that we have dreaded/waited for
when we first took this sweet sibling placement.
18 months is a long time.
A long, rewarding, somewhat-challenging, sweet time.