A full week at home! It has been great. I get to play with, read to, walk with, and hug (S) any time I want. We have had a geat time. We went bowling last weekend as it was rainy and she likes that a lot. Today she has a friend over and they are playing together nicely. Her friend is going to spend the night.
Speaking of spending the night.....As regular readers know, since the original unification with bio-mom and dad started, (S) has not been staying in her bedroom at night, but coming into ours. It was difficult for DW to deal with that alone while I was away, but now that we are here together and able to work on it together, we have had (S) stay in her room 4 or 5 nights in a row now.
We are very proud of her, but the best part is that she is proud of herself! We still have had some problems getting her to stay in her room when we first put her in, but by working together DW and I have managed to get her to stay there until she falls asleep. We don't know if she is getting up during the night every night, but if she is, she isn't coming into our room!
Today we were supposed to have a visit with (S)s brothers. Only one of her brothers showed up, and he has been moved from a house that he had been in, and was going to be adopted into. I was amazed and shocked that he was no longer in that home. We are not sure what the whole story is, but apparently there is some kind of an investigation going on and he was removed from that home. He is now in his third foster home. Thankfully (S) has only been with us and not had to be moved around. Apparently the new home is also willing to adopt him. That is nice, and the foster mom, who we met for the first time today, seems very nice.
The other three brothers are all in one home, and they didn't show up today. We don't know why though. DW called their home and there was no answer. She left a message, but no return call yet. I hope all is ok with that family.
Still nothing new from the courts, so all the kids are still in a bit of limbo.....as are we. I keep hoping every day that we will hear something, but as we go into the summer I am less optimistic as so many people take vacations in the summer and it is hard to get anything done.
On a lighter and happier note, yesterday marked 2 1/2 years that (S) has been with us. It has been a wonderful 2 1/2 years. We love her so much and can't imagine life without her. She is a wonderful and happy little girl.