2013 in review

Well as T (DH) commented the other night, you cannot say that our year has been uninteresting. We started of the year with our social worker appointed (one we knew as she had been leader of our prep course) and the first home study meeting pencilled in for February. We end it having had our first family Christmas and with our son appearing to be very settled some 10 weeks 3 days into placement.

It has been a rollercoaster ride with the process turning round and confounding us more than once. At the end of the prep course in November 2012 we expected to hear from LA about our SW early in the New Year, so starting this year with her appointed was the first point of acceleration. We still expected it to be early 2014 for placement given that we thought it would be a year from end of prep course to matching and that would then be too close to Christmas. Continue reading “2013 in review”

Secret Santa: A trip to the hair salon

Thanks to the Secret Santa post exchange run by The Adoption Social I have had the chance to write a post for another adoption blogger and also receive one. Mine came from MoandBro which is a lovely blog about the adventures of two mums and their birth son (Bro) with his little adopted sister. I have to admit this post struck a cord with me given how Sqk is already using some technology (he loves playing games on my iPad). Then again my husband and I are somewhat geeky so he will grow up with it.

Guest post: A trip to the hair salon

Little sis has taken to technology in a big way in the run up to this festive season. Perhaps it helps her to cope with the alarming appearance of a Christmas tree in all its glory, the stress of the advent calendar with its unknown chocolate delight lurking behind the numbered windows and the general air of excitement.

On her chunky red-rimmed kid’s tablet, she plays games, creates fashion icons and wonderful hairstyles, often in a particularly frenetic way, face right up close to the screen and little red cheeks from the fierce concentration. Impossible for anyone to get a look-in.

Gaming aside, however, we’ve noticed this technology also brings something new for her – for the first time we see her dancing to music in a delightfully uninhibited way. (And we get to listen to Abba. A lot.)

Here’s the latest digital offering, created today, from little sis to her bro and her two mums. Bless.

Merry Christmas, all, and here’s to a fabulous 2014.