Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Back to Reality

We're home and it's been a few crazy days of unpacking and working on the basement which I started before leaving (why???).

Friday was our last day in FL. We finally finished the picture frames!!! :)

My dad had a pirate night for the kids with bandanas, eye patches, telescopes, and of course tattoos! Liam thought (and still thinks) that the tattoo was/is the coolest thing ever! LOL :)

On Saturday morning we went to Chuck E Cheese (did you know that they open at 9 am???) to eat and play. Then we hit the road from there. It's a little easier of a transition on the kids leaving from there rather than my parents' and it makes them a little tired. :) Sort of. They did good on the way home, but it was a little harder. They are just tired out on vacation, especially when we do so much! So Liam was a bit more crabby, but all in all they still did great, slept well during the night, and I made it in one shot. There was about a 10 min period where I was real tired and was doing what I could to stay awake and see if I needed to pull off - cooler air, chewing gum, etc - but ended up fine and we made it home at 6:30 Central Time. We drove through Mickey D's for breakfast as I knew there was nothing at home. After a bit of a fit telling me he didn't need a nap, Braeden and the other three went down for a nap at 11:30, and slept until 3:00pm!!! We all needed the rest! :) We're back on track now and doing well.

Yesterday Girlie went with my friend for the day. She is excited to have someone whom she thinks will let her get away with a lot, but little does she know... it went well though and they are doing an overnight Thurs-Fri.

Today was Liam's court date. Dad is going to contest, but he won't get anywhere with it. Not sure yet if mom will appeal or what. The first termination hearing is set for August 5. (We'll be in Orlando on Olivia's wish trip. :( )


Rebecca said...

I pray for a quick result! Liam needs you as his mama forever!

Emmy said...

hum yeah. liam does need u as his mommy forever. aww. who knew chuck-e-cheese was open THAT early. hahah. that makes me laugh. who would wanna go there that early oh well. cute picture frames btw. :3 i hope u guys had a good vaykay.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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