Friday, October 30, 2009
Last Friday we didn't know for sure that we were closing on our house until about three hours until the appointment. This meant we didn't know where we would be on Saturday for Mikea's birthday. So we decided to celebrate a day early.
For weeks and weeks Mikea has talked about her "doggie cake". She was so excited when we placed it in front of her and began to sing that she tumbled out of her chair and landed directly on top of her head. Poor baby! It was so sad. She's holding a bag of ice on her head in this picture:
We also got her a toy ironing board and vacuum cleaner set, which are now the most sought-after toys by all of the children in our house.
Happy birthday, little sweetheart! We are so thankful to God that He placed you in our lives!
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
One of the biggest challenges in moving was keeping the 500 Babies entertained and happy during the final weekend of packing and moving. We had to put everything in storage because there was a five-day difference between closing on the old house and closing on the new one. We also had to try to maintain as much of their routine as possible, despite the fact that they were without beds for several days.
They slept on the floor:
At Grandpa and Grandma's house they jumped in Baby A's bed:
After a week of transition and excitement, the kids were definitely out of sorts. Mikea began having several crying fits a day, Joe cried at church last Sunday (both at Sunday School and during the Children's Message - something he's never done before), and Daniel? Well, Daniel probably handled the changes the best. He didn't seem to show any adverse affects. (Baby A. did great as well.) Things are slowly getting back to normal, but we are also having to find new systems and routines here in the new house. (More on that later!)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Well, with an abundance of help from family and friends we are finally moved into our new house. It's been quite an adventurous couple of weeks, and we still have to unpack and finish settling in, but all of the hard parts are over and we are enjoying life in our new home.
I plan on doing a few posts to catch up on what's been going on, but in the meantime why not go over to Jamie's blog and scroll down to see what the 500 Babies did last Tuesday when we closed on our old house? The kids had a blast and when you look at the pictures you'll see why. Thanks, Jamie!
Monday, October 12, 2009
1. Our offer on the new house was accepted! Another buyer made a similar offer on the same day we did, but the sellers decided to go with us. We move in about 10 days.
2. Everyone in our household has been sick over the course of the last two weeks. Nothing too serious, but we're all weary of feeling yucky and are ready to feel better.
3. The kids are having a blast with their Grandpa and Mim who are visiting for the first time from Michigan! I think Grandpa and Mim were having fun, too, until they got sick. (Wonder how that happened?)
4. We are still waiting and praying about the situation with Baby A. So far his CPS case worker has not heard from the baby's mother, so it is looking more and more doubtful she will not get him back. His grandmother has stated that she wants custody of the baby, but there are issues with her situation as well which would make it unlikely for her to be a placement. We are very optimistic about our chances of adopting him.
Friday, October 2, 2009
We finally went house-hunting last Saturday. We left the three older kids (including a feverish and vomiting Joe) at home with Grandma and took the baby with us. The search began with a rocky start when we arrived at the first house and our agent realized he left his master key at home. The last thing I wanted was an hour round-trip to retrieve the key, but thanks to my quick-thinking husband, who asked our agent to drop us off at IHOP, we enjoyed an unexpected leisurely breakfast together.