Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgivng at Rob and Dawn Iverson's

Monday, November 24, 2008

Not Much News

Ok...Sissy is crawling alot! I find her in the most interesting places. She also is drooling like crazy! I think she is getting more teeth because she has a runny nose, drools and doesn't sleep very well. I think that Ivy takes pain better than her. I didn't know that my camera would capture the drool hanging off her chin. Sorry!
I had the DCFS social worker come today. She told me that the grandparents have not been doing what they are supposed to to get the baby back. That is unbelievable to me. They want a different way of doing things than what the Judge has ordered. So...they will either get her on December 23 or it will be drawn out again. Wouldn't it be funny if the Lord used the grandma's stubborness to let us adopt this baby. I still think she is leaving us but you never know. Please continue to pray. I ran into a lady from Colorado last night who said she reads the blog and has been praying for us. That means so much!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Prayer Request

I know that I have not been updating about our fost adopt situation lately but there really isn't much to tell. We have been giving Sissy to the Grandparents every weekend and then picking her up on Sunday nights. The birthmom has made more of her visits. (One visit she confirmed, she didn't come to and I had loaded 3 kids in the car to take her. I had hit my limit and went all crazy on a social worker. So...they made ME make another trip back to give her a visit on a non visit day) Every time I go now they question me on if I am feeding her enough (she went from a below normal weight to in the 50% now) and they question why I haven't put another outfit in her diaper bag for when she gets wet. That is what really sets me off. I am taking care of little Sissy as if she is my own and they have the nerve to suggest otherwise! I really do need to pray about my heart on that because I don't want to get bitter. But...this entry is not even about me. While the girls are playing after breakfast, I was blog hopping and found a blog that broke my heart.

The couple is Adrienne and Jim. They adopted a little Russian boy and after 4 misscarriages, they decided to adopted a baby within the US. The baby was born and they got to be with the baby for a couple of days, meet the birthmom and Grandma and they bonded with everybody. Then the birthmom changed her mind and took the baby from the agency. If you read her blog, you hear her excitement of loving the baby with everything going smoothly, her love for her new birthmom, etc. Then you read about their pain. Thier blog address is Please pray for Adrienne and Jim.

Friday, November 14, 2008

"Cinderella" Has a Job

Whenever I tell Ivy to do a "chore". I call her Cinderella,telling her that she needs to work for Mommy. So far, she likes her job. Every once in a while I will say,"Ivy, come put the silverware away." And she will reply,"No thank you,Mommy." Then I'm like...guess again. Here is Cinderella doing her chore and some othere random pics. (Can you tell that I don't really care who sees Sissy now? Cuteness shouln't be wasted!)

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Latest....Sad News

Court was today. The Grandparents and the birthmom(who wore a man's pinstriped suit) were surprised and annoyed that Matt was there. Basically, they gave the grandparents the baby on weekends (Friday evening to Sunday). They get her every weekend until December 23 (the next court date). Then they plan to take her for good on that date. I am speechless. They want the baby to get used to being at their house which is the reason for the new visiting schedule.

Matt told them that they couldn't have her tonight but we changed our minds. I have to sing at Reese Kostjuk's funeral and I don't want to have to give her away for the first time and then stand up and sing a song for the funeral. I just think that it would be too hard. Please pray about that. I am not sure how to pray about this....I am really at a loss. Gosh, I am so glad that I believe in a sovereign Lord. I know that he has a plan for us in all this.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cookies for Daddy!

I don't know why they always show my pictures in backward order. Oh well. Here are some yummy pictures from last week. The Betty Crocker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are amazing! * Don't forget to pray for court tomorrow. The Judge will decide if Sissy goes to her grandparents, or if they have to do what DCFS has requested. (That they take counceling and parenting classes.) I have been praying this week that the Grandparents would change their mind and they would leave her with us knowing really that that is where she should be...God has changed the hearts of Kings..right? I will let you know! Also pray for the Kostjuk's. Reese's funeral is Saturday, they are going to bury her tomorrow and all of her other kids have the flu! Thanks so much!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Random Acts

Here are some funny pictures. I took some pictures of Ivy eating a "tear jerker" sour ball. She said that she wanted it so bad so I said she could eat it if I could take some pictures. It only lasted for a couple of the only person in tears was me from laughing so hard. Then...the other pictures are from me tickling Ivy to where she got gum stuck in her hair and I had to cut it out! Really...I'm a good mom!