Another Milestone.

Well I have another milestone to report we finally have received our court date’s, in just over 2 weeks Munch will legally be all our’s. Our letter stated that on the day of our Representation Hearing they will be granting the Adoption Order and hat we will take full parental responsibility from that day. We also received the date for our Celebration hearing which is just 4 weeks later in our local Family Courts.

I cannot believe how excited we are, we have already arranged a Celebration Party on the Saturday after our Celebration hearing and have been over whelmed by all the good wish’s we have received from family and friends.

We are not going to tell Munch about the Adoption order until just before the Celebration hearing as I am sure it will be such a big thing for him we are fully expecting to have some sort of back lash, but we will deal with that as and when.

Besides that we have been having a fairly good time of it lately, we have had our usual moments, of times when munch finds it difficult to let go of control and has tried his best to control things, we have had his usual attitude, but no major incidents.

School is at long last back to usual with all the bank holiday’s and things over, Munch has managed to keep his room tidy and is actually spending time on his own playing with out prompting.

As for the calling out at night we seem to have cracked it with allowing 2 call outs as most evening now he doesn’t call out at all, he always say’s before I leave his room that he has 2 call outs and wants to know that I will go up if he needs me to, but hat reassurance seems to be enough though, so evenings after he is in bed are actually nice and relaxing now.

As a back lash of the no calling down now, Munch is getting to sleep much early and is awake now in the mornings, the last few morning’s though he has been coming in and waking us up before getting up time, it’s wouldn’t be a big problem apart from the fact that daddy works evenings and some times does not come in until 4 0r 5 in the morning, so this is our next thing to tackle. This morning I have said that if I comes in tomorrow morning he will not get his 1/2 lights on in his bedroom after bedtime, it will be bed, story, lights off. So we will see how we get on for the next few days!!!

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Good Weekend

Saturday started off great, Munch got up and put his Ben 10 game on the Wii, he has always only got so far with this and never been able to get past one bit which he did, so he was very pleased with himself and played on it for a while, he is not one for playing on the Wii much so I did not mind him staying on, if he was wanting to play it day in day out I would limit the time like we do with the computer, but do not feel we need to a present.

In the afternoon Reece had been invited to my friends daughters Birthday party, so off we set, got a bit loss so got there after the entertainer had started, Munch asked me to go with him down to where the children were sitting as he said he was shy, and at that he was gone, and I had a couple of hours to catch up with a few friends I had not seen for I while whilst he was enjoying the party. It was also nice for Munch as he met a few of the children before and he was pleased as they remembered coming to his party back in October.

Talking of birthday’s has reminded me of a conversation I had with Munch a few day’s ago, we were talking about birthday’s and he was saying about the different thing’s he did on his birthday’s, we had his 1st birthday with us in October, he kept saying no he had it with his FC’s, on a few occasion’s when talking about thing’s he has said that they have been in different places to what they were, and because he is such a great wind up merchant, everything normal said and done for wha effect it is going to have on us, I have alway’s though he was doing this on perpouse, but I realised that he actually though that he had his Birthday with his FC’s, when I mentioned the Bouncy Castle that he’d had in the back garden, I could see it suddenly dawned on him that, yes, his 7th Birthday was here, my son had lived in 22 different places, with different Birth Family member’s, that we know about before he was placed with his FC’s, he was one of the lucky ones who only had one FC placement before coming to his Forever Family, know wonder he is so confused about what happened when, where and who with!!!!

On the way home we went to a shopping centre where he spent some of his pocket-money, we had something to eat to save cooking when we got in, and I booked to have our family picture’s done, they look really good as very informal and we can take our dog as well.

Sunday we has a lovely lazy day, again Ben 10, I am sure the novelty will have worn off by tomorrow else we will have to start limiting time.

We went out for Sunday Lunch to a lovely restaurant, it had a great play area for kids outside, so we have decided that this is where we are going to book for our meal after our Celebration Hearing in  court, get me, we still have to put our papers in yet.

Munch is very excited about us sending off the papers on Friday, he was talking about it this morning with a great big grin on his face, when we got to school he wanted me to tell his teacher that he was going to have to have a day off to go to court for our family day, bless him. I said I think we will wait until we have a date!!!

Our other good news this morning is Play Therapy re-starts tomorrow, HURRAH.