Every night since the kiddos got here, we have gone on a bike ride after dinner. On Friday, we had a bowling birthday party so we couldn't, even though GQ asked if we still could although it was 9:30 at night. We had to make it up this morning. It was wicked hot and humid out and he has to stop at every workout station on the one mile trail to "grow his muscles." He found a dandelion to make a wish on. It was a very stubborn dandelion, so he decided to share the wishing with me so we could trade off. He made one wish, then handed it to me so that I could wish. It sounds really silly, but it was quite therapeutic for me. I have been beaten down for so long by all the failure of the last several years that I forgot what it was like to just wish for something innocently without some complicated plan to make it work. It felt very nice. We all know what I wished for, but I also had to throw in a wish that GQ and Little Bub will have a good long life and will be safe wherever they end up once they leave us.
We were playing around and GQ looked at me and smiled. I asked him what he was smiling about, and he said "you're going to have a little baby soon." Although I'm pretty sure he was calling me fat, I'm going to choose to believe he is one of those creepy clairvoyant kids from the Sci-Fi channel who just caught a glimpse of the future from the universe. So it's official, my efforts will not be in vain!!
I have to give some "shout outs" TRL style tonight!! I am so thankful for the help we've received in the last few days.
- To my grandma! She brought over a bag full of toys and a car mat that the boys absolutely love. She also came over so I could go to Walmart for birthday supplies and take a shower (I'm still paranoid about showering when the babies are unsupervised). She also took GQ to a movie today and he was so excited. She is not Ashley's grandma or Carlyne or Mrs. So and So, she is now labelled, "the Grandma." Thanks!!
- To my in laws! GQ had a birthday recently so we had a late birthday party Friday night. My mother-in-law and step father-in-law, sister in law, and two brothers in law all showed up last minute to bowl and with gifts for the little guy. We really appreciate it!
- To a good friend of ours who sent us extra of her amazing cleaning product with our last foster kids. We definitely need it! I thought the teenagers were messy, but I had no idea. Just today my hardwoods have seen spilled milk, diet coke, Juicy Juice in both Punch and Apple flavor, watermelon, ravioli and dog water (Little Bub decided to have a splish splash in the dogs bowl). Thanks!!
- To another friend for quickly finding us a convertible crib for only $60.00! Woo hoo, thanks!