Just a little update on what's going on in our lives right now...
No offers on our current house. We've only have four families to look at it in almost two months - NOT GOOD. Two cancellations - Definitely not good (don't these people know how hard it is to keep up with four kids, three in diapers and a clean house plus get them out of here to show the house?)
We have a house in mind we want to make an offer on, but we need to sell first. It's in a good school district and very close to a family we adore. It's four bedroom, with bonus and office, huge back deck and a full basement that can be finished later on for a few more rooms plus plumbed for a bath. It's also convenient to grocery stores and other shopping centers. Unfortunately we need to sell first in a market that is very slow and nothing is selling around us.
We had our last home visit with the social worker yesterday and should have the post-placement report in a few weeks to finalize everything with Madelyn's adoption. After that, I can mail it to our adoption agency and also make a trip to clerk of courts for Readoption in NC (after more paper work to be filed out and finding all the documents needed for this). Madelyn has a physical this week too. If we can't get a referral or something done for her sinus problems, we're going to take her to another pediatrician. Eleven months (at least) of snot is NOT fun at all. Other families have mentioned seeing an ENT so I may mention this to the pediatrician this week and see what she says about that. She's still having spells of blow-outs. Last night was one where it happened in the booster seat at the table so bad she went straight to the bathroom, placed on a towel for cleanup and straight to the tub and the chair went outside to the backyard and was hosed off. This morning it happened again but not as bad and it stayed contained in her pj's.
Nate and Andrew are true boys...fighting, swiping toys, etc. Madelyn gets in there too with all that. This morning they were all three sweet when it came to getting their breakfast. I told them "you can eat when I get a kiss" and they all lined up with their kissy lips and gave me a kiss. Nate refused at first but he came around when the other two did it. Nate is recovering from right ear infection and tonsilitis. He's much better than he was last week.
Logan got all smiley's at school last week. I think that's the first week with all smiley's. Lucky for him it was only a three day week but he still got an extra reward for being good all week at school.
Nothing exciting about my life really but I did get our taxes done before the 31st of January. I haven't filed them but I was excited to get it done. We really should get more credit when it comes to having kids. They are more expensive than the government gives us credit for. We were also able to file for the adoption credit for the first time. We don't get it all back in the first year but it's nice to get some of what the government credits us for this year.
We're getting an outing with just Logan this upcoming weekend. Logan gets overlooked a lot with three babies in the house so Tony and I are taking him on a baby-free outing to the Circus. I'm excited. I haven't been to a Circus since I was probably in Elementary School.
So, pretty boring life here I'd say. Not dull, just boring. We need more excitement than diaper blow-outs, vomit, ear infections, selling a house, buying a new one, preparing to move, and Kindergarten homework.