It’s been a few days since the last entry.
I guess we’ve been busy with work and school run and the like.
Ivy and Noah had their hearing tests on Wednesday and all is well, despite numerous middle ear infections and perferations, Ivy can still hear ok. Noah just wizzed through his tests, no worries. That is how he lives his life really, laid back…’no worries’. I am hoping that the ENT surgeon sees things in the same light as I do, that, while she can hear right now,it might not be so with Winter coming.We go to see him on Tuesday. It’s been a long time coming.
The terrible two are taking between five and six steps each now and letting go of furniture and walking to the next piece. It is amazing to watch and they still look too small to me to be up on two pegs but such is life, ever pushing forwards. Wednesday was a pretty big day as I made the leap to meet up with another Mum, locally, who I had spoken to, over the internet but never had face to face contact with. I was petrified to say the very least. My worries were all for nothing because Mary was the nicest lady in the world and her kids and mine all got along really well. I hope it’s the start of something big.
Today was a big parcel day, with lots of Winter clothes arriving from my fave internet store (based in the States) Now the twinnies will look good as well as be warm, for a really great price, Aussie dollar conversion and all. I highly recommend checking it out if you have children. The sales are amazing and because we are opposite in seasons, makes clothes shopping wonderfully affordable. We (my mum and I )also went to check out some photos of the big girls, that were taken for a "Miss Cessnock" competition. We entered for a bit of fun at the local show and came away, having had three photo shoots. I knew there would be a hard sell at the end as we had done something like it with the girls when they were younger but I wasn’t expecting the huge hike in price. The photos were, of course delicious. What mother doesn’t think their kids look fantastic and beautiful? The girls all had such fun though, I couldn’t resist. So the hard sell, wasn’t so hard on me. Hard on my wallet (don’t tell my husband) but ultimately well worth it as I am a photo addict. I think it comes from not having alot of pictures of my childhood, so I am hellbent on making sure I capture everything for my children. Plus I love photography and enjoy portraiture more than anything else. I am quite fussy when i have photos done of the girls and now the babies so when I saw how wonderful they were I had to have them. We have to wait 4- 6 weeks before we’ll have them home with us but I can wait…I think.
This weekend we are off to the reusable nappy week picnic in Newcastle and then the big twins are singing in a choir. It’s their first public concert. Hunter Singers! So exciting! We are all looking forward to it. Mum and David’s parents are coming up.I really like it when we are all together.
On a frustrating note, I am having all sorts of trouble with AJ our eldest foster boy. His attitude of late is horrible and he is becoming more and more abusive to his brother and to the girls. He back mouths everyone and has no respect for the family. I just don’t know what to do with him anymore. I am trying hard to understand but it’s hard when he is hurting all the other kids and David and I too. What is a foster mother to do? I can only guide him so much.