Saturday, January 24, 2009

I'm back!!

I can't believe how long it has been since I was on here last! Blogger break? Writer's block?

Sweet Pea is growing up so fast. He started walking at 10 months. Took 2 steps, then 10 then just up and walked from one room to the next. I tried to catch some pics but it was hard with him taking to it so quickly and moving so damn fast!!

These are a few of the only pics I was able to get of his front.... he was usually walking away from me!

Now he's running around with his little chicken arms up! His favorite thing is climbing the stairs, but he doesn't know how to get down so there's a gate in his way most of the time. Mean mommy!

We just had his first birthday party last weekend. It was several weeks past the actual date but I needed more time since the holidays...

Did I mention we had a Christmas party 2 weeks before the holiday, then all our family here for Christmas (many staying), and his actual party would've been right after that?? I barely got all the decorations down giving myself an extra week!

The party was fun but alas, we discovered the babe has a cake phobia. When presented with the cake to demolish to his little heart's content, he proceeded to scream and break into a crying fit whilst trying to get away (which he couldn't since he was in the high chair). It was so so sad... and strange! I thought he might have been tired and freaked out by all the people (about 25), so we tried again the following night ~ same strange results. Not one to give up easily, I tried yet again the next day, this time with a piece of the cake and sitting on the floor. Not the same level of fear displayed, but he walked around me not trusting that little piece of evil cake. I offered him a bite, which he took, then proceeded to toss on the floor and then ran away.

The party had a car theme and here's the bigger cake I made for everyone else. It is actually 4 (yes FOUR) cakes put together. A bit excessive, but oh well.

Not much else going on except the very bad news the boy's PGM has requested a home study, reporting she wants baby boy and his sister. Hubs and I have found we are at the end of our heartstrings and will not be able to continue fostering if baby boy leaves. We may look into private adoption, we may call it a sign and give up on children completely (this is actually me and not him). We'll see how it works out. I am trying desperately not to think about it too much or I'll drive myself mad. But if you want to think about it and wish/pray/whatever your juju thing is that PGM is not suitable I wouldn't ask you not to~


Christy said...

Sweet, sweet pictures and that's a funny story about the cake.

However, about PGM, that's just crap! And I'm so sorry, and so hoping it doesn't work out that way.

How about getting together next weekend? Name the time and place!

Amanda said...

Great pics. I am so hoping for you and hubs. Good luck, and thanks for the update.

Lauren said...

Glad to finally see a post! The cake you made was great, and the story about his cake phobia is hilarious! Sorry to hear about the PGM. I'm saying my prayers that you guys get to keep him!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you updated. I have been thinking about you.

I can't believe Sweet Pea doesn't like cake!

I hope with all I've got that he stays with you.

beagle said...

I like the reminder email thing!

I will HOPE hope hope . . . that he stays with you. I cannot imagine what this must be like for you.

So glad you updated . . . he is a DOLL!!

Bea said...

Wow! Sweet Pea is coming along! But the fostering situation is very hard. I guess I just hope it all works out well for you, some way or other.


Marthavmuffin said...

Glad to see you back, hope PGM changes her mind, or doesnt get approved...You are in my prayers.