Monday, November 8, 2010

See You Later

Thank you for everyone who swung by on October 28th to say "See You Later" to the kids. I know in my heart this is not Good-Bye but it is definitely See you Later. Of course Caleb was running around having a blast with my boys but Shira was just hanging out with me since I really don't have any kids her age. But Shira and I colored and baked Cookies and just got to hang out and talk. She seemed a little nervous about the upcoming move probably more due to the fact that she just started school and really loves it and loves being with her foster mom.

Before the visit at my house I got to sit down with Shira at their foster mom's and go through the photo book that we had made for them. She really loved all the photos and Caleb kept looking over our shoulders say there's my mom, there's my mom. It was such a special moment.

After our visit I drove them back to their foster mom's and said my See you laters. I was strong up till then but after I hugged and kissed them I had to turn away and walk away so that they wouldn't see the river of tears streaming down my face. I did cry all the way home.

I called their foster mom today to see if the Grandparents have called to let her know how the transition went and their first week of school but no word yet. I will update when I know.

Thanks again for everyone who came by.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Hi so Just wanted to update everyone. Shira and Caleb will be heading down to Chicago to live with Grandma and Grandpa on October 30th. Out of privacy we are not handing out a ton of information right now.

We want to give them time to settle in their new surroundings and spend time bonding with new friends and all the family they will encounter. Hopefully the transition will be seamless for them and they adapt quickly. They are amazing kids and I have no doubt that they will quickly adjust.

On October 28th I will bring the kids to my house to play and visit. If you would like to swing by just let me know via email or comment below. They will be here from 10:30 to around 7pm. I am doing this super informal I will have coffee, water, milk and juice. If you would like to bring a snack or part of a meal for the day to help make this as stressless as possible. Feel free to let me know. I am hoping to have a steady stream of friends here to visit and you are more than welcome to stay all day or however long you want or can set aside.

We will be playing in and outdoors so bundle up your little ones and like I said feel free to bring food to share for everyone who comes to visit. Again please just let me know if you plan on coming so I can make sure there is enough drinks around for everyone.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Looking for~~~~

I am looking for anyone who Zoe has given recipes too or told birth stories or fun stories of her kids to via email.. Stuff in HER words for a book I am making for the kids..

Here is the book so far..

just email when you have a chance katfuer at gmail dot com

Thursday, September 23, 2010


The transition is starting. The courts decided today the time-line for the kids to transition to their Grandparents house. They will be going down every weekend till they move in October. I am glad the kids will get a transition period though I am sad that I don't know when the next time I will see them is, since they have school during the week and will be with their Grandparents on the weekend. I was hoping to see them this weekend and take them to the Apple Orchard but that isn't going to happen. I pray that they have a seamless transition and that they make new friends quickly. I am going to miss them terribly and I know my kids will miss them I sure hope that we will be able to visit with them or have them come up and visit us.

Pray for them and all the emotions that they deal with on a daily basis.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Again Slow Sorry

Well Saturday we went down to Annette's. The kids stayed the whole weekend there as a respit for their foster mom. Only update I know really is that Wednesday was a Court Date and Shira and Caleb will soon be making the transition to Chicago to be with their Grandmother. I am not sure if my family will get to see the kids once they are there but I sure hope that I can work something out with their Grandmother that they can come up and visit every so often maybe for a visit or an overnighter. I hope that my kids can still continue to visit with their friends Shira and Caleb.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sorry I am slow

Visit on Sunday.

Sunday I picked up Shira and Caleb after we got done with Church. They came over and hung out with my boys and our neighbor daughter, and played in the front yard for a while after lunch. We took them to the sprinkler park in our neighborhood. While there we met up with Jonathan. After getting all the kids warm and dry (that water was insanely cold) we went out to Perkins for dinner. I got to work with Shira a little on reading and sounding out some words while we waited for our meals. We had a wonderful visit on the way to and from their foster home I got the run down of all the new stuff in their world. The new kids at the home with them, meeting their new teachers, getting excited to go to school, and all about their trip to the Corn festival in Sun Prairie with their Grandparents the day before. I will always miss my dear friend Zoe and love that I can see her every time I look in her children's eyes.

My neighbor daughter, my brother Kory, Shira and Isaac playing with the sprinkler

I think this was everyone minus my middle guy.

Caleb.. :D

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Things around my house have been a little Nutty so I haven't been to see the kids lately. But luckily there are other friends of Zoe's that are cleared to visit so they are still being able to see familiar faces and feel the love we are all surrounding them. They have also gotten to meet their grandma and grandpa (Zoe's Mom and her husband). That is pretty much all the news I have right now we are still getting donations too them in the mail so I wanted to thank everyone who has given to them. Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. I will post more the next time I visit with them I am just getting past the crazy month.