Friday, December 27, 2013

An Awesome Woman

I just lost my Gran...I almost cannot believe it...she was 85 and was the sweetest person you could ever know and was so much fun to be around.  I have such great memories and will cherish them forever.  This is the grandma that at my Grandpa's 60 birthday did a little dance to the stripper song swinging her dresses untied belt and grooving to the music.  She accepted my desire to follow my own spiritual path better than my parents did in the beginning.  She loved watching Cheech and Chong.  She had a habit of falling asleep 10 minutes before the end of many movies.  I was told stories of her throwing her rubber shoes down the street at my dad and uncle when they were little rascals.  She was full Italian and was everything that meant for an Italian woman living in Philly.  She never learned to drive and when she lived in South Philly I remember walking with her and my great grandma to 7th St and the Italian market to go shopping.  She made the best meatballs in the world and the best lasagna.  She loved to make peas and pasta and I have to say Gran, that was not one of my favs.  When Gran and Pops would dance together you could see how much he adore her...and now they are back together.   I love you both and will miss you until the day I see you again.

grandma & grandpa

Saturday, December 21, 2013

And 2 makes 5

Yep, that is right...two little ones have been added to our household.  Their case is moving to the adoption unit so we are starting our six months until we can finalize the adoption.  The little lady is 28 mos and a doll, though she has typical behavior of a child of the age and someone that is experiencing confusion due to the change in households.  My little man will be 4 in March and he is all boy, energy and all...again typical behavior of the age and the circumstances is what we are experiencing.

It is awesome having them in our home.  It tore us up when the girls were taken and we vowed we could not foster again after that experience.  So, we have been looking for children available for adoption.  These two came on our radar in October and we were ecstatic two weeks ago when we were told that CPS decided to place them with us.

The little lady reminds me so much of my two younger girls that we had for 10 months and sometimes that is difficult, but for the most part it is all joy even with the behavior issues.

Izza adores them and loves reading to them and playing with them.  They both are starting to enjoy playing with Izza.

So, we have our Christmas present early and I can't wait for the day I can share their pictures with you!!