October 2, 2008

Busy week so far...

Tonight I got caught up on baking. The kids have been begging for Amish Bread so I made some Amish Banana Bread for them. I also made salsa with the rest of the tomatoes and green peppers from my garden, and had to make wheat buns since we're out. It's a great feeling to get so much done.
Earlier I had to take W in to get his 5 year check up. He turned 5 on 8/1 but we've been busy :o) He had to get 5 shots and screamed like a little girl, lol. I ended up having to hold him on the table and then when she started giving him the shots he stopped crying when he realize they were just shots and she wasn't really cutting his legs off, lol.
Yesterday we went to homeschool playgroup at a local gym so the kids could have some fun with their homeschooling friends. It was so much fun! There were about 50 kids at least and they are all the same ages as my kids. I put the girls on the floor to crawl around and watch and P even wheeled around in her chair a little bit. It was a great time for all.
On Tuesday J had to continue his 3 year evaluation with his Speech Therapist. He's in the 0-3 program through the school district so she comes to our house once a week to work with him. They have to evaluate him because he'll be 3 in January and they have to see if he needs to start special ed preschool when he turns 3. He passed his speech eval. He had to score from 85-115 and he scored 89. I'm not sure how the rest of it will come out. He's like his brother, super smart with no cognitive fuctioning. Usually kids like this score high in some parts and low in others so it just balances out and they don't qualify for services.
I'm starting to get anxious about Ashley leaving on Sunday. I know it's for the best but it seems like we just got her here and she's leaving. We begged to get her here and she's leaving. I know we did our best but it still feels like I've given up on her. I have to remember that she's not the kid we were told she was and I'm missing the kid we were planning on getting, and that's not her. She's so sweet and innocent. I just feel sorry for her. She won't know any better, thank goodness, but it still sucks for her. I'm hoping that her brother's adoptive parents will adopt her but they have to do what is right for them too. I know it can be easy to feel responsible for our kids' siblings, but we're not. We didn't give them the life that they have and we can't always save the world. We have agreed to take our boys' little brother if he ever comes into the system, but I'm sure there will be more and we'll feel that tug on our hearts too. I have to realize that the boys have siblings all over the place and we certainly can't raise them all.
Anyways, have a great evening, I'm off to bed :O)

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you are getting used to the idea of letting go a little and that's a good thing.

    You are a great mom to your kids!

    I'm so bummed we missed everyone last week. Ah well, blown tires wait for no mama.....