Sunday, February 5, 2012

fun, random stuff.

We had our final social worker visit this week!  We hadn't met the social worker before the visit and we weren't nervous per se but, we also hadn't been having the best week with Evelyn.  I think she's been teething a bit and therefore super ornery and throwing (a lot) of extra facedown on the floor tantrums.  To be honest, I haven't been the most calm or patient mother.  It's been more than challenging me this week - motherhood I mean... well, and just finding that extra love and tenderness for Evelyn that I don't naturally (always) have yet.  It's only by the grace of God that I get to be Evelyn's mama and I want to cherish that everyday but... it's a journey and there haven't been any "we've arrived" moments (yet).  Needless to say, our last post placement visit is over and it went well.  We have one more report that we'll write for the Korean ministry and then we will apply for Evelyn's certificate of citizenship (even though yes, she's already a US citizen and she has a US birth certificate).  The process is close to done (on the paperwork side)!

An update on Norah and the toilet :)  She randomly (first time since we tried to potty train) asked to go on the toilet - she already had her pants and diaper off so I thought, what the heck?!  Then, she proceeded to poop on the toilet!  WHAT?! Yup. Then, I was confused and didn't know what to do - besides do a happy dance and praise her for the big "deposit" (and my mother-in-law calls it)!  So, after filling David in and deciding to see if she mentioned it again the next day we said nothing and she didn't mention it either.  Then, today we picked her up after church from the nursery and they said, "oh yeah, Norah went potty on the toilet"!  Ummm, okay!  Well, she obviously wants to - again, we knew she knew how to control her bladder but didn't want to when we asked her to but... we are going to be traveling in about a week. So, we reluctantly report that we are waiting until we return from our travels to see how the visits to the toilet turn out :) Is not letting her go when she asks going to wreck her desire? I hope not!  We don't want to let her go here and there and let her think it's okay to chose randomly - we want all or nothing so we're not letting her go on the toilet until we're home again.  Aren't you glad for that update?! :)

We had pizza, twice, this weekend. It's covers a lot food groups (right?) at least one was homemade!  Hey, at least we feed them!  Haha.

And, thanks sweet Melissa for this Liebster award :)

Liebster in German means dearest, beloved, or favorite
and it is for bloggers with under 200 followers.

How fitting right?  A German award?!

The girls think Wall-E is funny! And it's so cute.  

Fun in the tub... painting with shaving cream and food coloring a few weeks ago :)

And, my mom is coming this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's all I got.


Carey said...

1. I am on a roll with lists tonight.
2. I love reading your blog.
3. Congrats on a girl on the potty.
4. I pray for you all the time.
5. I think what you are doing is incredible and that you are an incredible mama...
6. YEAH for moms coming! My mom was just here and it was wonderful!

carly said...

love the updates kelly! hooray for your last social worker visit. i will be praying for not so many face down tantrums! and, SO HAPPY your mom is coming to visit! :)

David and Bethany said...

What a fun idea to do the shaving cream in the tub!! How fun! Isaac would love it--we'll have to try this! :)


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