My Organizer

This my daughter, Thing 3. She has always loved cleaning, putting things away, and “organzizing”. I left the little bit of clothing that was sent with Hiccup sitting on the stairs and she found it and looked over each item. She stacked them according to what they were and figured out what Hiccup would wear home the next day. It was sweet to watch her enjoy putting her talents to use.



Going home

Relative’s relative called today to say she would pick up the kids tonight after a very late game. I asked if we could keep them until morning. Glad negotiations are so simple and easy at the moment. We have had Hiccup for three night and ToughNut for two nights. Honestly I was hoping to get to have them longer. I guess we will see where it goes from here. I will be missing them though! This time though I am at peace about it because I know I can and will be just dropping in to see them nearly every day.


I am laying here tonight helping ToughNut go to sleep. I have my phone. Why? Because last night I nearly lost my mind after two hours of waiting for her to fall asleep. I have no intention of staring at a blank wall tonight. This bedtime routine is rough for everyone involved. Mainly me and ToughNut. She is used to her relative sleeping with her and her brother. I do not sleep with her. Partly because when we were fostering them we had rules to follow. Partly because I need my own space at night. I do however stay with her till she falls asleep and if she wakes up crying I bring her to my room where she sleeps next to my bed but not in it. It works but it isn’t always easy. Tonight I am prepared for the long drawn out process of helping someone else go to sleep. Between ToughNut and Hiccup I am up every couple of hours through the night. It’s work but I love it.

Cake Done!


Thursday, Friday and Saturday were completely slammed with cake work. Along with that came a call for help for the kiddos so Saturday as soon as I finished the cake I went to pick up Hiccup. She has been with us ever since and I am hopeful that we may be keeping her for awhile. We had Rough Nut and Tough Nut also yesterday and we still have Tough Nut today and possibly she will stay tonight as well. I am exhausted. Not so much from the kids as from the cake. I have so assurance after this weekend that I have made the right choice in not doing cakes while we are in the phase of our lives.

Sorry the cake picture is so fuzzy, the lights were off when I set it up. I am sure the photographers got some good shots though.

Cake days

I have been working on this wedding cake for two days now. I am more than half done now. Baking is completed and the cakes are all dirty iced all that’s left is the fun part. Decorating! The least fun is the transportation of the massive dessert. That’s tomorrow’s work along with serving the cake.

We this is all done I can look forward to next week. I hope it will include lots of time with Hiccup, Rough Nut and Tough Nut. Thing 1,2 & 3 are looking forward to some science fun. We are fulfilling some of our science study this summer because we are learning all about plants.

I am very excited about next week.

Bottles and memories

I woke up this morning and washed a few remaining bottles from yesterday and the smell of Hiccup was still on my shirt. Morning made.

I am missing her today.

Sometimes I feel a little guilty that my bond to Hiccup is so much stronger than to Rough Nut and Tough Nut. I think though that is what is expected since they never actually lived with us and she was in our arms for four months. Either way I would move mountains to protect and love all three of them. I feel the same about all three of them but it is just more intense with Hiccup. That would change if we were allowed to spend much time with them.

Beach day

I had Tough Nut and Hiccup most of the day yesterday. I took them along with Thing 1,2,&3 to the local beach. I was so fun but very exhausting!

I won’t get to keep them for a few day now. Boooo. I have a big wedding cake for a friends wedding and I have to focus on it today and tomorrow.

We didn’t get to have Rough Nut because he had a ball game in the evening so hopefully next week we can have some fun with all three! Thing 1 is missing Rough Nut pretty badly.