Practice Run

Did I mention that my parents are adopting two little girls from CPS? The girls actually came to live with them in late July and the process will be complete in February. They are sisters, ages 5 and 7. They had a pretty rough life prior to this, but they are definitely in the right place now! The reason I mention this now is that my parents came to town this weekend with the girls for a visit. We hadn't seen them since they first came to live with my parents back in July. It was great to see how things have progressed with the new family dynamics in just a few short months.

Anyway, my two new sisters plus Eliot's best friend spent the weekend with us and along with Eliot gave us a good dose of what the future has in store for the Jones family. The weekend was filled with princess movies, pumpkin carving, ice cream, jungle gyms, drama, hurt feelings, and tears, puzzles, games, tattling, and more princess movies. Seriously, I think they watched Cinderella 14 times...I don't know how that's possible in 36 hours with everything else that we crammed into the weekend, but I swear it's true! After experiencing all of the giddiness, giggles, and excitement of a weekend spent entertaining (and being entertained by) four little girls, I'd have to say our future is looking really, really good...



Tori :) said...

How fun!! I can loan you a few kids any time you'd like. How 'bout a 2 1/2 yr old with "a lot of personality"?? ;)

When my husband and I got married we had 5 kids ages 6 and under including 3 2 yr olds. You learn new tricks real fast! I'm like the expert carseat buckle-er. :)

Tori :) said...

I forgot to mention I think it's awesome your parents are adopting. How nice for Eliot to have some aunts (right?) close to her age- especially when life gets crazy in a short while. :)
My little sister is not quite a year older than my oldest son and they've been best friends since his birth. It's great.
And I'm hogging your comment section. Sorry. :)

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