Saturday, January 26, 2013


A little comedic relief....

The other day Choo Choo was sitting on my lap on the couch and my hubby was sitting next to us.  Choo Choo tooted and he immediately said "Dad...dat you?!"  The rest went like this....

Dad: No...that was you Choo Choo!
C: Dad...dat you?!  You fart?
D: You're blaming that on me?!  That was YOU!
C: You tink ( he waved his hand back and forth to clear the smell) LOL!

Hubby said that now he can't blame his stinky farts on the baby anymore-lol!  He'll tell on him. :)  Right now as I type he saying it to his puppy. "Puppy dat you?!"  He loves to blame any of his naughty toddler stuff on poor puppy too.  Last week puppy took food from the counter without asking, turned on the blender (thank God the lid was on!), broke Michael's block tower, and apparently even went outside without help!  lol!  This kid is a character!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Court results

When I walked into the court waiting area I immediately saw a friend of mine that just got licensed last week and had her one week old first placement with her!!  It was definitely a God appt. and I was so glad that I could alleviate some of her court fears and she had someone to vent to a bit about a case manager that's difficult to understand-lol!  I also saw Michael's old GAL and we chatted for a bit too :)

Then case by case was called and I waited and I waited.  Court was set for 9:00am.  It was the the CM and I.  No bio Dad.  I found out at about 10:45 this is why were were waiting.  They were doing all the private atty's first and then us.  Nice.

We finally got called at about 11:40 and were in there for all of about 5 minutes!  The TPR motion has been officially filed!!!!  Of course it was by the Guardian's office and not the state as it should have been, but's done! Now the rest of the fun begins in trying to find and serve the bio-parents.  A TPR Advisory has been set for Feb 26th and an adoption case plan is to be filed by Friday. has taken 2 years, but this sweet boy is finally on his way to permanency.

I really like this judge and I love how she called Choo Choo by his first name several times today.  It wasn't Baby H***** or "the child" or any other non-specific name.  He is a child and he has a name and as she stated "this child needs permanency!"

Sadly the visit reduction was not brought up but of the judge's limited time I'd rather have the TPR dealt with!  So....the waiting game continues, and I'm sure this will go to trial and I know the adoption stuff is gonna get dicey, but at least we are moving in the right direction!  Thank you for your prayers!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Court tomorrow

Court is tomorrow morning at 9:00am.  I LOVE when they don't make me agonize all day waiting :)  I got a text earlier from Choo Choo's GAL that the atty working on the case (as of last Friday) was working on the TPR paperwork and I am praying HARD that something is accomplished in court tomorrow!!!

Last week was a week of torture on many different levels.  I KNEW that something was going on because the spiritual attack arrows were a flyin!  Everything from our mortgage company paying THREE different insurance policies (2 without our approval!) to the kid's upstairs bathtub leaking and ruining the ceiling in our dining room, to pink eye (in me), to a near car accident where I was cursed out beyond belief and it wasn't even my fault!  The list goes on but I'll spare you :)

All that said, I would take weeks like that over again if it means that Choo Choo will FOREVER BE OURS!!!  Of course once TPR happens that's when the real "fight" begins between Aunt/Uncle and us as to whom his forever family will be, but at least it will be able to start!

Prayers appreciated!!!  The visitation reduction will also be discussed.  I will be put on the stand and have to tell them that yes he was displaying behaviors upon his return, but lately he has been returning normal.  I don't know what was happening for those 2 months when he was horrible coming back, but ????  Anyway, I will tell the truth and whatever the judge decides for visits will be. This battle is the Lords! :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Total Embarrassment!

A little back story before I begin my embarrassing story...hubby recently let the older kids watch "Diary of Wimpy Kid"  There is a particular line that they thought was funny and were expressly told that it will NOT come out of their mouths or there would be a consequence.  Onward with the story....

Choo Choo's case manager came over for her monthly visit today and I sent my older boys upstairs to play. Everything was fine and after awhile I hear Andrew sending Isaac out of their room.  I don't see him but all I hear is "Hey T...cute butt!!!"  My face went TOTALLY RED!  I don't think that she knew what he said so I told him that inappropriate and to return to his room.  The end? No!

A bit later the two of them came out and both said it again!!!!!!!  She was so "into" what she was typing I am praying she didn't hear.  She didn't act like she heard what they were saying and usually if she doesn't understand she'll ask what they said.

Whether she understood or not they chose to disobey...more than once....yeah they aren't happy with their consequence.  BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On another note I asked if anything had been done about the petition yet and she said that she didn't think so.  She called once but the atty was on vacation and she hasn't called again. WHAT??????????  Wow....she is gonna get RIPPED in court again for not doing her job AGAIN!  It was even expressly told to her in the staffing nearly a month ago that it had to be done THAT DAY!  I can't say that I am surprised :(

She said she also has not heard from bio-Dad.  He's been off in another part of the state since October and told her he'd be back after the first of the year.  I doubt he'll be in court on the 22nd.  It makes the case for TPR better though.....

Monday, January 7, 2013

Second verse same as the first

I've been away for a bit but that's only because I seriously have virtually nothing to share in our foster care world!  Things have been moving soooooooooooo slow still.  Court will be later this month, but it's just a quick status hearing so I fear not much will be accomplished (before the magistrate).

Choo Choo's crazy erratic behaviors after weekend visits have stopped.  The past 2 times he has returned things have been normal.  Just a super happy boy eager to be back home!  I told the GAL this and that the hearing to request visits be reduced will probably result in nothing.  I thought she'd have it cancelled, but it looks like we are moving forward.  I told her that I can't lie in court and will report only what I experience.  She of course expected nothing less, but I think this is all just going to be a big waste of my time (and theirs too).  We were supposed to have a court date for that (in front of the judge...not magistrate) sometime this month, but the GAL said today their lawyer is on vacation right now.  Sheesh!  This lady just went on vacation not too long ago...I want her schedule :)

Choo Choo was super sick with a nasty cold and ear infection this past weekend so I cancelled the visit with aunt/uncle.  The kid deserves to be comfortable and in his own home when healing.  He only wanted ME to hold him for nearly 3 days straight.  I couldn't make him go when he wasn't feeling good.  I have a strong feeling I will get a text this Friday for a "make up" visit and then have to send him again next weekend as well.  It stinks, but at least I got to cuddle my boy and help him feel better.

He is growing sooooooo fast!  I simply can't believe he is going to be 2 in a few weeks! Tonight my hubby put on Mickey Mouse and ohhh...Choo Choo is at THAT age when Mickey is THE best thing and he kept saying "Mittey Mouf, Mittey Mouf, Mittey Mouf!  Tank you Daddy! Tank you Daddy!" and then blowing hubby kisses of thanks.  He loves to yell "OOOO Toodles!!!!!!!"  We love our sweet boy and are praying for some BIG things in 2013!!!!!!!!!!