Wednesday, April 17, 2013


This is what it looks like when you make a GIANT bowl of popcorn for your 6 kids to eat AND THEN THE ONE YEAR OLD INSISTS ON SITTING IN IT.

Seriously, this child is ridiculous.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


One month from today I will be the official, only, LEGAL mom of six.


If you had told me that back in the old days I would have laughed at you.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Until the bitter end.

When we became the kids legal guardians (we still have to finalize this adoption on May 10th, 2013), the court sent out a letter to the "Grandma" who claimed she wanted to adopt the children, but could not be approved to do so, letting her know that she has 56 days to file an appeal if she would like to.

Ok.  This lady never took the time to try to get the kids out of foster care for the 2 years they were in foster care.

She then "wanted to adopt them", but, on top of having issues such as a criminal background, no stable income, no room in her house for them, ect, she WOULD NEVER CALL THE ADOPTION AGENCY BACK IN ORDER TO FIND OUT IF SHE HAD BEEN DENIED OR APPROVED.


So, she got the paper letting her know about her timeline to appeal the denial of her "home study" and now she is calling around acting like some of the information was incorrect.

To top it off she isn't even calling the right people.

To file for an appeal she needs to contact the board that denied her.  Well, she is just calling around to the adoption workers who have no say in it anyway.  She left our adoption worker a message and then when our adoption worker called her she said. "I am at the doctor, call me back." which our worker did.  But she didn't answer and her voice mail could not receive any new messages.  Our worker said she isn't calling her back.  She documented that she called and it doesn't matter because she isn't even the right person to call.

"Grandma" has about 20 - 25 more days until her time is up.  I know it will come and go.

I am just so excited to finalize this.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lizzy...the saga

I keep texting Lizzy's bio dad pics of her...because I said I would.  He has been nice every time and not said anything that concerns me, you know, like "I am going to get a lawyer and try to get her back".

I search and search and search about how the laws have changed in my state and, honestly, I DO wonder what would happen if he got the RIGHT lawyer in front of the RIGHT judge...well, I just wonder what would happen.

I was happy to read though that in the law there is a time limit for all of this.  Either the bio father has to establish paternity before the child turns 3 years old (Lizzy is 4 years old) OR within a year of the law changing.  That is what possibly COULD give him time to try to do something...even though I know he won't.

So, as of June 2012 he will be out of luck NO MATTER WHAT.

Even though I think he already is anyway.

Monday, April 1, 2013

So busy.

Every day is crazy around here, but things are starting to feel normal.

One of my little ones is having such a hard time telling the truth.  She is such a great kid, but she seems to be hard wired to lie.  Some times she catches herself.  I really love her.  I hope we can get this figured out.

It's spring break this week.  We are taking the kids to the water park tomorrow.  They are excited.

Some days I miss my life (maybe its just missing my free time) before bringing home FOUR more kids.  I can't imagine NOT having them here, but it doesn't mean that it is easy.

Being a mom to SEVEN is a 24 hour a day job.  They are worth it though.