The younger kids are in bed or so I thought. They were tucked in over an hour ago. A few minutes after I told the older kids to get ready for bed, they came into my room holding a brush with lotion all over it. I guess Nolan has been quietly doing his hair in the bathroom.
Yup, I just checked his hair and it is nice and greasy.
I'm back. Nolan just had his hair rinsed out.
The kids are into playing hide and seek right now. Even the older girls like Sveta, Annalyn, and Julia will play. They usually play when the younger boys have gone to bed because let's face it, no one likes their hiding spots pointed out in the middle of the game.
It's not just themselves that they hide either. Jonny came up with the idea of hiding chocolate gold coins that he buys when I go to Winco. He hides them and the other kids go crazy looking for them. Unfortunately, at nearly $6 a pound, they realized that they had to switch to something more affordable. At $4 a pound, they are now hiding miniature Hershey bars.
I wonder how long it will take before that gets old.
On the adoption front, our I-800a came in the mail on Monday. John and I went and notarized all of our documents that night. The next morning, I went with two of the kids to downtown L.A. to have everything apostilled. That was fun. Not. Downtown traffic was awful, as was the parking. It would have probably helped had I been three blocks down, but we got in a brisk mile walk without even trying. Wednesday I mailed off our dossier and so now we wait.
And we all know how hard waiting is. At least for me it is.
Meanwhile, someone from church who doesn't even really know us, has blessed us with lots of girl clothes. How wonderful is that! I am very thankful.
We also received another donation tonight. Thank you for being a part of our daughter's journey home.
Today was Oliver's transition meeting. Since he is turning three this June, the local school district will be taking over his education. He will no longer have a teacher coming out to our home twice a week. I am so sad about this because his teacher is such a sweet and thoughtful lady. I adore her and so does Oliver. He will soon be tested for speech and occupational therapy. I will take him and wait while he receives his therapies but I will not be putting him in school for at least another year and probably longer.
Come time he is ready for kindergarten, my desire is for Oliver to be mainstreamed. If you have a child with DS and they are mainstreamed, I would love to hear how they are doing.
Caleb got accepted to UC Riverside.