Best big sister ever.

Clark and Sandy were VERY serious about their dig in the sand.

A disclaimer- the garden is gorgeous my photos just happen to be only of the dirt!

Clark and Sandy were VERY serious about their dig in the sand.

A disclaimer- the garden is gorgeous my photos just happen to be only of the dirt!

And Sandy met her match with this temperamental swing.

And Sandy met her match with this temperamental swing.

We went to Ara, Ted, Harriet and Clark’s community garden cook-out today and Ara warned me that the kids would get filthy. “Is there a hose?” Yes. Not a problem then.

We knew there was a chance of rain but when you have kids to entertain- you push the limit. Right before it started pouring, Clementine was wandering around in her own dust cloud like Pigpen from Charlie Brown. When the torrential rain came, Sandy refused to get off the stage. She was screaming “RAIN!!!” and her mind was blown.

Something exciting about first pigtails.

Something exciting about first pigtails.

Runfostermama took the kids canoeing in the Bronx River today.  

Meanwhile, Logan came over which saves me from reporting that all I did today was wash a sink of dishes and let the girls smear makeup all over each other’s faces.

Runfostermama took the kids canoeing in the Bronx River today. Meanwhile, Logan came over which saves me from reporting that all I did today was wash a sink of dishes and let the girls smear makeup all over each other’s faces.

It’s over. I should move to Staten Island or something. I called the police on a crazy party on the roof of my building. I’ve become that curmudgeon person who ruined it. I’m all, “I’ve got kids in here. The roof could collapse with all those people (probably not). It’s not safe. Did I mention I have kids, no, make that babies here?!”

Maybe it was the inch of piss in the elevator. Or the fact that I know the kids’ toys and roof set-up are being trashed right now.

Sorry underaged drinkers. I’m sure there’s another rooftop party within a block’s radius.

Asia sent me this today. Sandy will spend hours on Clementine’s hair and Clemmie is such a diva, she loves it.

Asia sent me this today. Sandy will spend hours on Clementine’s hair and Clemmie is such a diva, she loves it.

To the left, to the left.
[Clemmie’s outfitted head-to-toe because Mosquitos love her]

To the left, to the left.
[Clemmie’s outfitted head-to-toe because Mosquitos love her]

You can’t make this stuff up

Runfostermama had her adoption homestudy last night. The social worker(?), according to Runfostermama, came in a giant 1970s van filled with close to 20 people. The van of people sat in front of Runfostermama’s apartment for the entire 2-hour homestudy and the social worker(?) kept running to the window saying he had to go.

What the heck?

Where’s Waldo?
[Hint:  She’ll start screeching for help in 5..4…3…2…]

Where’s Waldo?

[Hint: She’ll start screeching for help in 5..4…3…2…]
They’re sleeping sunny-side up tonight, and in a different bed.

They’re sleeping sunny-side up tonight, and in a different bed.

I finally let Sandy’s foster care case worker know that I have a pro bono attorney. I was soooo nervous to tell her. I couldn’t read her reaction.

I may have to do one of those 365 days (or nights rather) of the girls sleeping next to one another.  

The newest thing is that they completely switch beds after I put them down.  It doesn’t matter which bed I put them in, or if I separate them or let them start off together- they have to assert their independence to a new location.

I may have to do one of those 365 days (or nights rather) of the girls sleeping next to one another. The newest thing is that they completely switch beds after I put them down. It doesn’t matter which bed I put them in, or if I separate them or let them start off together- they have to assert their independence to a new location.

Sandy

Literally once a week something happens, be it a meeting is called or someone mentions how great things are going and my stomach drops and I have to ask again, if the “goal” is being changed. In other words, did the plan change and now Sandy is going home with family? There’s always hesitation because nothing is set in stone. It’s such a crappy way to live.