...while kiddos are tidying up, waiting to watch the Little House movie on my laptop. Wow! Life is busy with two little mobile people!
Our little red-headed peanut's name is Natalie and she is pleasant and funny and has the silliest laugh we've ever heard. We are all enjoying her and I know it will be a sad day when she is no longer staying with us. Chase and Natalie love each other, share snacks and say "I ugh oo" to each other and fight over who gets to cling to which leg of mine while I'm cooking dinner. I am also getting some buff arms as Miss Nat outweighs Chase by a good ten pounds. Who needs to run when I can do stairs with a toddler in each arm?
Already I've seen the unpleasantness of having her run to me when it's time to visit her mother and I hope, for her sake and her mama's, that it changes. I can tell her mother loves her. We've been blessed with an extraordinary social worker, for which I am so thankful. Many, many thanks.
And so life goes on... with an extra carseat, additional highchair, synchronized pooping schedules, more laughter and more schedule checking and really and truly enjoying quiet moments at home with everyone under the same roof.
Tomorrow we tackle the three hour long, twice weekly, 54 mile round trip for visitation, three dental appointments, and a home full of friends at night for small group. The lasagna is already in the fridge, ready to go...