Monday, September 22, 2014

I love it when a plan comes together

The weekend with junior was a huge success.   He biked, learned how to throw a spiral, went swimming, and met some of his future cousins.    It was exhausting for us, he seems to have endless amounts of energy.  

On Friday I went to a work event while Dave picked him up.   I  was told as I was heading home that junior had a surprise for me.   Dave had told him my birthday was earlier in the week so he planned a surprise party for me.   I came in and the house was dark and quiet except for a candle burning in the living room.  As I entered the room they jumped up and shouted "Happy Birthday!"   I then was told to sit down and he was going to make me a snack.    I had a salad with ranch dressing,  yogurt and apple slices with peanut butter.  

It was very sweet but at the same time I was thinking that he has learned that he needs to take care of adults and not the other way around.   He is very self reliant and wants to do everything on his own versus wanting to be taken care of.   This is very common with kids in foster care.  

Given the success of the last 2 visits, we had  a phone call with his team today to figure out a move-in date.  That date has been set for 2 weeks from today.  This is also the day before his birthday.  It is exciting and a little scary all at the same time.  

We now have 2 weeks to turn this into a gold and red Spiderman room.


ninaf said...

They are so fun at that age even with the endless energy. Glad it went well and I hope superman moves in soon.

Aris said...

Wow - it sounds like some lucky kid just won the Golden Ticket. So happy for you.

Shannon Zimmerman said...

So awesome! Can't wait to hear more stories!

Christine Shaaban said...

Sounds like the long wait has paid off! Very happy for you.

Amanda said...

So glad to hear the visits have gone well and everything is progressing. Wow, 2 weeks!!!

Crystal B said...


Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you and Dave! 5 years old sounds like the perfect age as well since he's just starting to really form memories :). Excited for you guys!