Monday, February 28, 2011

Comings and Goings

A friend recently posted all of her Facebook statuses regarding her child on her blog. It was so fun to read snippets of his life in that format that it made me go through my status updates to see what I wrote. Most of it is exits and entries. Here they are, with a few random non-exit posts that brought a smile to my face (FB posts started in October 2008):


...has just added a new kid to her home. (Oct. 10, 2008)
...has realized she hasn't had to say good-bye to a kid in over three months and is remembering how much this really sucks. (Nov. 6, 2008)
...doesn't know if she's coming or going, if her 4 year old is coming or going, or if her 8 year old is coming or going. (Nov. 20, 2008) (or clearly should be) packing for her 8 year old's departure tomorrow. Four months of happy meal toys, party favors and gel pens. (Nov. 21, 2008) watching Sass lying in the middle of the sidewalk waiting for her caseworker. Patience, Grasshopper. (Nov. 22, 2008) now getting ready for her 4 year old's departure tomorrow evening. It's gonna be one quiet house. (Nov. 24, 2008)
...'s house is empty and very, very quiet. (Nov. 25, 2008)
...has packed away carseats, step stools and an assortment of toys, and awaits her next crew. In the meantime, she may stay out past 7 tonight. Living Wild! (Nov. 28, 2008) eating the last piece of Halloween candy her girls left behind. (January, see that? JANUARY 16, 2009) wondering when in the last two months since it's been slept in by humans, the cat threw up on the top bunk. (Jan. 22, 2009) going out for her last kid-free/babysitter-free dinner. Incoming 4 year old tomorrow. (Jan. 29, 2009) saying good-bye to her easy life with only one child. A 2 year old should be knocking on our door sometime tomorrow. (March 29, 2009)
...thought she had the hair thing under control. Then her newest critter arrived. (April 1, 2009) wondering if the soon-to-arrive health inspector will disapprove of the cat sleeping in the middle of the table. Leave him? Move him? (August 3, 2009)
...with my 3 year old gone for the night, the house is incredibly quiet. It's become apparent who does the lion's share of the talking around here. (Nov. 6, 2009)
...Dinner was noisy again. Life is good. (Nov. 7, 2009)
...picked up boxes to start packing the littlest in the house. Tides are changing. (Nov. 11, 2009)
...Baby doll population will be down by 50% today. As will the wonderful kid population. Wishing my three year old a smooth ride from here on out with a life filled with all that she deserves. (Nov. 25, 2009)
...The continuum of foster care: 5 pm yesterday welcomed 2 new ones (5 and 3). 4 pm today told current 5 year old about her forever home. Yaay for forever! (Dec. 12, 2009)
...Favorite 5 year old off to her forever home today. A wonderful home with a LOT of kids, LOTS of energy and LOTS of love. (Dec. 17, 2009)
...has decided there's room for one more. (Jan. 14, 2010)
...Three is a magic number. (Jan. 22, 2010)
...Three's (good) company. (Feb. 3, 2010)
...Soon to be back down to two. It was fun while it lasted and yes, absolutely, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. (Feb. 17, 2010)
...A little bit of 2 year old fun joined us today. (May 15, 2010)
...Their departure came with about as much notice as their arrival in December. It was a fun 6 1/2 months though. (May 28, 2010)
...Time to bring out the baby dolls and dress up clothes again. (June 29, 2010)
...Packing up my Little Guy. (Nov. 1, 2010)
...Well shoot. Now I am packing up my other two cuties. Three exits in one week. (Nov. 4, 2010)
...YEEEE-HAW!! It's been way too quiet in this house. Silence is ending (thanks to a one and three year old) in a couple of hours. Time to rechildproof things! (Dec. 10, 2010)

Sittin' Pretty

Maybe it's a silly thing to get excited about having a car that allows for a trip with 2 carseats to daycare, Home Depot for mulch, AND groceries at the same time. It was lovely not to come home to drop something off in between stops. I am not the only one enjoying our new ride though. Little Sister has found a new love: Facing Forward.

When you stuff other people's babies into a clown car, you are overly protective and leave them rearfacing as long as you can. T-Bone a clown car and I believe that baby would not do so well. TBone an SUV though and hopefully all will be good.

Little Sister used to throw a fit when getting in the car. Now she throws it while getting out. She likes looking at trees, cars, and buses (all of which she can label now). I am pretty sure Little Sis wouldn't mind a road trip right about now. Hmmm, maybe time to start planning?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Plenty of things to love about these sisters...

Big Sister...
...speaks in "motherese" like I do to Little.
...wore a plaid Christmas dress and bright yellow/pink rainboots to school today.
...when she saw our new bigger car today said: Are we getting another kid now?
...announces her love for Little Sis, CC, Stubby and me on a regular basis. When we drive by the house on the way from Little Sister's daycare to her daycare, she throws some love at the house as well.

Little Sister...
...ate 3 bowls of mashed potatoes and chicken tonight, smearing plenty on her face, bib and the table, but didn't drop a single crumb, seriously not one!, of chocolate Valentines cake.
...has adopted a stuffed Roo toy as her baby and carries him around while feeding him a bottle.
...has taken to wearing almost-all-the-way off Tshirts on her head as a hat, much like the last three did on a nightly basis. Makes me smile every time.
...blows kisses for "good bye" and for "good night."

Happy Valentine's Day to my little sweethearts du jour!