Saturday was a busy day! First we went and picked up 5yr old for a visit...then we went across town to a Mickey D's to meet up with the kids' older 11yr old sister and her Grandpa to visit with them for awhile. By then it was almost 12:30pm and we were takin' our time since it was such a beautiful day. We had gone out to the parking lot and loaded all the kids in the van, and we were standing outside having a cig before we took off...All of a sudden, MrKB starts to say something about his Mom, then goes "OH, SHIT!! Mom has a wedding to go to at 1:00!! WE GOTTA GO!" ( I had told her we'd watch her kids while her and hubby went to this wedding...had completely forgotten this fact.)
So we jump in the van and stop by a phone to call her and tell her we're on our way...nobody home. Crap. Get home as fast as we can and hope she's not standing outside our door with the kids, being pissed off at us for not being home. Got home...no Mom...oh man, she's gonna be maaaad! Then we hear the kids calling us...Mom had left them with our next-door neighbors until we got there. Okay, no problem. Gathered 'em all up and went inside for a bit.
Now we've got 5 kiddos with us. Decide we're gonna go to the park for awhile...well, I was hoping MrKB would take them and just leave me and baby girl at home, but no such luck. Then he tells the neighbor kids they can go with us...2 more! So now there's 7 kids. Sigh...We go to the park for about an hour and a half, kids have a great time, then we go back home.
By the way, sometime between this weekend and last weekend 5yr old learned to ride his bike without his training wheels! I'm so proud! Seems he pretty much jumped on one of his foster brothers' bikes and just took off, so we took the training wheels off the bike he has here. : )
MrKB had to take 5yr old back to his foster home by 6...he went by himself and I stayed back with the rest of the kids in case his Mom came by to pick them up. They got there about 6:45.
Got them to return the favor by taking our 2 little ones for the night, so MrKB and I got to go out just the two of us and have some fun. We went out to Shawnee to the casino with about 100 bucks and played for a few hours. Lost all our money, but still had a good time. Headed back home and prolly got back around 12:30am. When we walked in the door, MrKB says "Listen, do ya hear that?" I said "Yep, blissful silence!" Last night was the first time in quite awhile that I got to take off my hearing aid to sleep for more than just 3 or 4 hours...usually I have to put it on when MrKB goes off to work at 5:30 in the morning so I can hear the girls over the baby monitor. I went to bed around 1:30 or 2am and didn't wake up until almost 11:30! Amazing...
Not only that, but when I woke up I could smell bacon cooking! Mmmmm...nothing like waking up to that particular smell! I had to go to the bathroom, so I went, then I go into the kitchen to get a can of Coke. (My caffeine...hate coffee) He looks at me and says "You ain't supposed to be up yet! It's hard to fix you breakfast in bed if you're up already!" Awwwww, how sweet is that?!? Trust me, though...it's a rare thing!
Went to go pick up the girls from MIL's around 1...Decided to see if we could find a few garage sales around, but didn't really find any. I suggested going to the mall, even if just to walk around and look at stuff. Did see a belly ring I wanted...it was a purple butterfly w/ dangling gems, but it was 14 bucks and I just couldn't do it right now...bummer. I have a birthday coming up pretty soon, maybe MrKB will remember I wanted it and go back and get it for me.
Stayed at the mall 'til they closed at 6, then went and ate at a Chinese buffet for dinner. Got home by 8:30, put 2 yr old on the potty (amazingly, she was dry!!) then got her in jammies and to bed. She was exhausted after all that walking around, and besides, she hadn't got her nap today. Got baby girl changed into jammies and fed...now she is in the Pack-n-Play just babbling away to herself. Hopefully she will be asleep soon too. MrKB turned on the t.v. to watch some Dungeons and Dragons movie on the SciFi channel, but he's all crashed out on the couch now...sound asleep...remote control in his hand.
Tomorrow we've got to call a lawyer to see about getting the adoption process started on the girls and to see if he can help move things along with the 5yr old. Also going to be calling the caseworker's supervisor. We're tired of her crap, and her saying one thing then doing another. Did I mention she wants us to take more parenting classes? WTF?!? So we also want to find out her reasoning for that. We may possibly see if we can just get a new caseworker for the kids entirely. I'll let ya know how that goes...Oh yeah, we also have an appointment with 5yr old and his therapist tomorrow afternoon...Sigh...