Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
So yesterday I needed to stay occupied, so I did.
I went to Mr Silly's SEP (teacher parent conference), he is doing great and passed off one of his goals on his IEP! He is officially potty trained. No interventions or prompting for pottying! So glad that he got this far.
We ran some errands and then we went and picked up pies for my Autism Support Group. We went home and I had some kids dropped off for a few hours. We cleaned the boys room and removed 2 bags and a box of toys. Now there is room for a toddler bed for Mr Silly when we add a few kids for respite on the holidays. I then made lunch for 6 kids and I made some awesome homemade chicken soup for dinner.
1 can of chicken 1/2 red onion fried up with a teaspoon of butter
Add oragono, garlic and parsley
Add a box of chicken stock and 2 cans of cream of chicken soup
2 cans of water
Bring to a boil as you cut celery 1/2 a stock) and carrots (2 hand fulls of baby carrots) and I added a can of carrots
Then I let it simmer the rest of the day
I added a bag of noodles an hour before dinner.
Boiled for 10 mins then took off heat and left covered until dinner.
It was still piping hot!
Next time I will add 2 boxes of stock because it wasn't enough it was more like a stew.
I contacted my RM but he had no news :( told me he would call today around lunch time!
I attended the Autism Support Group meeting it was a great training on parenting kids that don't respond to regular methods.
I am going to write up some new rules for our house they recommended no more than 5 and very simple very clear rules.
Listen to Mom & Dad
Nice words, hands and feet
Do your chores
Use good manners
Take care of your house and belongings
So today I wait more and I plan to clean my room, go to a Dr appointment, and make rice crispy treats.
When I have news I will share it!
Monday, November 17, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
This year we are having a simple Christmas full of homemade gifts!
We are doing
Something you want
Something you need
Something to wear
Something to read.
Plus Santa will bring them a present and little stocking stuffers.
I will also be making them Christmas Eve boxes. This year jammies, hopefully homemade slippers or aloe sock for the older girls. Maybe a movie or book or snack.
I plan to make some fun picture book marks and jewlery for other family members.
So here is my Christmas list and planned buget.
Christmas Eve: Fleece, for PJs and slippers, from Jo Ann's black friday sale $25
Stockings: Buttons and ribbon and yarn for book marks. Already have it! Free
Stocking: PVC for Marshmallow shooters $10
Stockings: Candy and small trinkets $10 Walgreens
Family Gifts: Jewelry pieces $5 with coupons
Family Gifts: Pictures for jewelry and bookmarks $10 from Costco
Want: Flash mask and cape for Mr Silly already have fabric, Free!
Want: Homemade picture game pieces and recycled clue game, for Mr. Snuggles pics printed with others. Free!
Want: room decor for the princess Canvas for wall art, fabric for curtains, paint for furniture. $30 with coupons.
Want: dance attire for the quiet one $30 with Dixie Direct and Coupons
Want: home made for each kid,12 one on one date coupons on a ring $2
Need: Hand made Disney themed Road Trip Pillow cases $10 with coupons
Wear: Disney shirt not sure how much yet :(
Read: Hand made Learn it Yourself music books for girls $2 paper $2 ink
Read: Hand made learn to draw books for Littles $2 paper $2 ink
Total $140 plus disney shirts and santa present.
Not bad for a family of 6!
Also I easily add to some of this for not much more if we add more kids. $40 for a teenager and $20 for a little.
I would like to show how are kids are not their diagnosis and that how they joined the family doesn't matter they are still a part of it!
Since this is national adoption month I want to let people know about the great opportunity we found to grow our family and what great kids we have had the blessing of being in our lives.
We became foster parents less than a year ago and we were interested in helping older kids. We have had about 10 kids in our home most. moved on to other foster homes, went home with a parent that was able to get their lives in order and be a great parent or other family members. We currently have a great placement of an amazing girl and are waiting on adoption inquiries that we put in on the adoption exchange.
If you feel like you have room in your heart and home for great kids. Please look into foster care and the Adoption Exchange there are many children waiting on their forever families.