Greta’s 5th birthday party was a smashing success! She looked like a little Scandinavian princess in the beautiful flower crown my mom and sister made for her.
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I heard about this on the news the other day and just love the thought of all these tough/big hearted guys and gals with new My Little Pony tattoos! What a great way to take a stand against bullies. This is happening SO close to where I grew up, it makes me a little homesick.
p.s. I have seen the Brony documentary, loved it. If you like subculture docs it’s a must see!
I just told Greta about the big cake I am making for her party and she said, “Like a family cupcake!?!”.
Super cute, but OMG we live in a world where kids no longer know what a cake is.
Just got a call from placement about a 9 month old baby girl. We really would love another placement (especially a baby) but, I ignored the call :( It always makes me feel bad to say no to or not respond to these calls but, I really do believe that things happen for a reason and tonight I am running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off getting ready for Greta’s birthday party tomorrow. It’s SO not the right time. I want tomorrow to be all about Greta and celebrate her, a new baby would only take the attention away from her.
I know that a baby girl will not be hard to place and I am sure she will end up with a loving family to care for her. I am also sure I will regret not picking up the phone and screaming yes…I always regret it.
Greta is turning five and this weekend is her party! I have to admit I have had a lot of fun planning this party. I’m not doing a theme or having a ton of fun games. I am sticking to what I know, food.
I am making…
a sprinkle cake, chocolate with salted caramel buttercream frosting
strawberry milk moon pies
doritos crusted chicken fingers
homemade pizza rolls
brie and strawberry crustini
sardine pate using amazing canned sardines I ordered from Spain
I really want to make Greta a smash cake too…I know she is turning five but, who knows if she ever had a smash cake? Even if she did, I’ll never have those picture to show her. I feel like that frosting covered picture is something every kids deserves to have in their album.
This is Happening (maybe)
I am still so angry that her bio dad has been given this last shot at the 11th hour. He hasn’t seen her in the flesh since she was 7 months old. He has known since day one (almost two years ago) that she was in foster care and chose to do nothing about it. I don’t think he has ever paid child support. Didn’t even know her correct age until this week! The SW said yesterday that she just isn’t a priority to him. That is putting it nicely.
So why now?
Greta’s SW came over twice this week to talk about various things which all boiled down to one thing…us getting ready for Greta’s adoption. She is positive this is going to happen and wants to get all of her ducks in a row.
Which, for us means starting our adoption home study. I should be feeling really excited about this, but really I feel like I am going to vomit. I’m sure my anxiety will only get worse the closer we get. This is by no means a done deal. Her bio Dad is still confident he will get her. We are still not the official identified adoptive home. A bio relative with an approved home study is. (Although, even they agree we should/will adopt her.)
I really wish I could be confident and over the top excited about this but, history has shown I cannot. I don’t think I will let my heart believe it until the ink is dry on the papers. Then I will go crazy with happiness.
Greta singing “Wrecking Ball” in the car.
Greta: I came in like Wreck it Ralph!
More proof that kids hear what they want to hear.