Friday, March 11, 2011

Still here

I'm still here! Things are going well. Somehow it feels like the girls have always been here. And though things are sometimes tough with J, both girls are a part of our family now.

We've gotten into a pretty good routine. The boys do their school work in the morning with me going back and forth between them and the girls. Jon, Ben, and J have their regular trampoline date at 10am break time. M has lunch about 11:30 and nap at noon (and usually sleeps about 2 hours). Somewhere in there I get lunch fixed for everyone else.

J plays with the boys in the afternoons and they get their music practicing and reading done. I try to get a little computer time while M is napping. Dinner is around 5 or 5:30. We start getting the girls ready for bed around 7:15. J is still having a hard time at bedtime (crying, tantruming), but they are usually settled by 8pm. Then we spend a little time with the boys and sometimes watch a favorite tv show before they go to bed.

By this time I'm beat, but I try to get a little knitting done before I head to bed. I'm working on a baby blanket for a friend due in 2 months. Hope I can finish it!

J's visit and appointment schedule is still crazy, (Monday mornings, every other Monday afternoon, Tuesday afternoons, Friday nights) but her Saturday morning Spanish class has only 2 weeks left. And her social worker says we don't have to continue. That is a big relief to us.

Things are still up in the air with J. Supposedly we are waiting on a court date for TPR (termination of parental rights). Hopefully that will be soon and we can know what will happen.

Please keep praying for us!


2 comments:

Kristal said...

That is making for a busy house!

Amy said...

Sounds like a lot of work, but also that you're doing a great job of it.

 
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