Friday, 16 March 2012

A first and a finish.

My biggest boy had his first ever day at nursery the week. Just 2 1/2 hours one afternoon a week at the school he will go to when the time comes. He ran off and played without a backwards glance and was apparently great the whole time, probably helped by the fact 2 of his little friends were there. They all made cards for mothers day, plus he had lots of fun cutting and sticking.
Me and the little man played in the garden while he was out and it was lovely to spend some time with just him.

Crafting wise I haven't had time to do much, but I have got a finish. The picture is very washed out but I am pleased with it, I just hope the person I have made it for likes it too..

Friday, 9 March 2012

Reading the news

A big shake up in adoption is coming from the sounds of it, but one line in this article has just made a big difference to our future adoption plans.

Legal changes to make it easier for children to be fostered by people approved for adoption so that a child might be fostered by someone who goes on to adopt them
Concurrent adoption is very rare in this country, and when it does happen it is normally with babies, or foster carers who are caring for children adoptive families can't be found for. I don't want to foster, I want to adopt a sibling group, but I want to be able to do it without them having to make several moves and being torn from several families. My brother came to us to be adopted at age 3 and had already had 5 foster families, plus several emergency placements while he had lived with his mum. That can't be good for anyone. Imagine being taken away from every single person you know and love, then imagine that happening several times over, then imagine you are too young to understand why. That is why I want to adopt concurrently if at all possible.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Tasting Spring

The bulbs are coming, there is washing on the line. We have spent the afternoon out in the garden pulling out weeds and sorting out plant pots. It may be forecast to snow very slightly this weekend, but it feels like spring is just around the corner. And there are few things that make me feel better then being outside in the fresh air.

Thinking of you Auntie Gwen