Friday, September 23, 2011

Should I change the name of my blog?

Mccaytwins+1? That's right. After 4 years of swearing we were completely done having children after we had our sweet angels, we are expecting. We are thrilled and I do feel like the girls will be at a great age. They are already hugging and kissing my belly.

I am around 7 weeks and so far I am feeling pretty good most of the time. I am nauseated a lot, sick frequently and very tired but I guess that's just how my body handles pregnancy ( I thought I could blame it on the twin thing last time and I would not be sick at all this time). Matt as usual has been a huge help with the 5 kids currently living here :)

I love that I have absolutely no preference for gender this time and cannot wait until May 9th 2012!! Who'd have thought???

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Our trip to California

Matt had a conference in San Francisco this past weekend and I got to tag along. It was a great time to get some much needed rest and see my nephews, friends, and bro and sis in law. Since Katy said pretty much everything I wanted to, and has pictures which I havent had time to pull off the camera yet, I am directing you to her blog. Thanks for the post, Katy!

Our Adventure in Fostering begins

Things have been a little crazy lately so I am behind in writing this blog, but we added 3 kids to our family overnight! That is mind boggling. Go ahead - try to imagine the same thing happening in your family. It is overwhelming, and scary, and humbling. But 2 weeks later, we have survived to tell the tale and all is going well.

Over labor day weekend, we got news of a possible placement for a 10 year old boy. No problem we thought. By the end of the weekend, we had taken him, his 6 year old brother, and 5 year old sister in. We had to do some major scrambling and with the help of some very generous friends and family, and the wonderful members of Clearwater Community Church we had enough clothes to get by and had changed our king bed to two twin beds.

Getting everything figured out for them to start back school, out of our zoning, took patience. Then the next week, the youngest was sick. But I think we have started to settle into a routine.

My girls are loving it so far, especially their new roomie. They all get along very well, and aside from having to tweak my time management skills I feel like Matt and I are a great team.

Many ups and downs face us, for that I am sure. But, I know we are doing Gods will, and that fels wonderful.

Pray for us and our family of 7!

Tingling feet and other stories

Tingling Feet (feet fell asleep)
Hannah- (crying) my feet are tingling!!!!
Leah- (calmly) my feet are tingling too, but I am not freaking out about it.

Taking orders
Hannah told me that I was the "order maker" (aka cashier?) she orders chicken and fries. I give her the invisible food and Leah yells "Hey! you forgot my diet coke in a medium cup!"

Playing Baby
The girls play mommy/baby a lot (A LOT!) swapping out who is the mommy and who is the baby. Somehow I got dragged into it one day and Hannah asked me to be the baby. I pretended to cry.
hannah: dont cry, honey. Mommy has to go to work!
Me: No! (Ive had some experience knowing what the proper reaction from my girls would be)
Hannah: I have to go to work. I am on call today. But if you dont cry Ill bring you a special treat!"

Think I have said this before?

follow up to "the stubborn child"

After Hannah bit her Daddy, and refused to apologize all day she decided to recap the incident later.

Hannah: "I pinched daddy"
Me: "you did?"
Hannah: "yes, remember? On his shoulder?"
Me: "you mean when you bit him last week?"
Hannah": "No, I didnt bite him. I pinched him. with my teeth."

Technicalities. Or denial...