Well, this post is late :) I left my camera over at my mom's house so I went almost 2 weeks without having a camera. It drove me nuts!
Apparently having 5 kids works out good when you need pictures to post on your blog with no one's face in them. lol
So, here are our pictures from our Christmas at home with our 5 kids.
My son, Lizzy, Joseph and the new baby.
Tina, Lizzy, Joseph
Lizzy and Joseph
Lizzy, Joseph and the new baby
I think you get the picture :) We had such a great time, it was very overwhelming I think for all of us. Everyone was adjusting, some better than
Tina & Lizzy others...
I truly enjoyed having a houseful for Christmas. There was no time to think about anything besides what needed to be done, who needed to be cuddled, played with, diaper changed, meal made...it was the busiest I have ever been but there is nothing like watching kids who haven't had much get excited over all the toys they get, eat until their little bellies are full and give you hugs and kisses all along the way.
Going from a family of 4 to a family of 7 (even if only for a few days) did not come without HUGE road bumps in the road, it was quite the adjustment, but we would do it all over again.
It has taken a couple weeks but things are finally getting normal and turning into a routine. Joseph's foster mom (who is a VERY seasoned foster mom - 37 years!) said she always feels like she is drowning the first 2 weeks of a new placement and I would say that time frame ended up being about right for us too.
Christmas ended up being perfect in a very crazy way :)