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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

This - That - And the other thing


Ben seems to finally be over the sickness we got after Christmas. He goes to work all the time, plays with the kids when he gets home then repeats it the next day :)

He is working at the auto show a couple times this week and said there seem to be fewer cars there this year.

He grew his beard back and I love it.


Is tired :) I am working on work stuff, running the coupon class at our church, taking care of sick & well kids and just running our household. I am busy pretty much all the time. I will be attending # 7 of our 9 week PRIDE class tonight. It is a required class that foster parents have to take. Last week was on discipline. It was super boring.


Is having fun playing basketball, had the 24 hour throw up flu yesterday on his day off so he has today off too. He has been going over to friend's houses a lot lately and spent the night at a friend's on Friday.
Currently, he and Kenny are running around the house making noise.


K is doing really well. He has stopped, for the most part, crying when he doesn't get his way. Now he sticks out his lips and pouts but I can deal with that :)

K is very sweet to everyone he meets and is learning how to fit in our family. Of course, because they are together 24/7 he and S are very close and are my "twins" or my "Littles". I could go on and on and on about all the "things" I see in K that are a result of living in Foster Care his whole life, but that is a post for another time. K seems happy and for now that is what is working for all of us.


S has a constant runny nose. I don't know what that is about. She is doing good though. Being a typical 2 year old. Boy is she smart and sneaky. She is getting so big, she doesn't look like the little tot that came to live with us all those months ago.

Her next hearing is in March, around the 9th. I am preparing myself to hear, on that day, it is time for S to go home. They have not completed any of what needed or needs to be done in order for her to go home but the state of Michigan doesn't care. She will have been in care for 1 year in March and they want her home in order to keep their numbers down. So, it is like a ticking time bomb. In March I will find out when my first daughter will leave. It may be just days after the hearing. Maybe less.

I have found my own way to deal with this. I can't really say it is "what is best for everyone" but I am happy for their family as best I can be. I want to S to grow up with out wondering "Why didn't my mom keep me?" and I am finding a lot of my comfort in that.

As a whole, we have been having fun with the kids. It is such a great opportunity for me to let Kobe grow up, for Ben and I to start making time without the kids a priority and enjoy all the time we do have together as a family. Our family is an odd group of people who love each other that only God could have put together and we love it.


Vicki Aeschliman said...

I' tired just reading your post Leah. Parenting is so tiring. There is a reason you have kids young. You have stamina. Dave and I get tired so easy. I'm glad everyone is well now. Take care and I love you all.

Alyssa said...

Thanks for the update, Leah. We are continuing to pray for you all. Yes, 3 is busy that is for sure! :-) Keep up the great work! Love you!

Lindsay said...

Love hearing what all of you are up to! :) I'll be praying that the flu skips the rest of you!

Shelly Marie said...

Sorry to hear about Kobe being sick yesterday!!! Poor thing--I hope everyone else stays healthy!!!

Jason sick tonight with a bad head cold....poor thing!!

gram said...

Hope Kobe continues to feel better and hope the rest of you don't get the flu. Also hope and pray Jason gets feeling better quickly.
From reading your blog, I agree with Vicki that is why you have kids when you are young.

the johnson crew said...

you are amazing leah!

i'm praying for you guys!