I have given up on tring to write a post and do pictures at the same time. Obviously there's something I'm missing. Hope you know the girls well enough by now to figure out who is who.
Elcie is the oldest - short, brown, very curly hair. Then Rochelle, the brown-eyed brunette. Last but certainly not least - just ask her - Rebecca of the blue eyes and pony tail. Of course there are a couple of pictures taken before hair combing. That's what they look like most mornings - especially Rebecca.
We had a very good Christmas. Most of the girls' packages were indeed clothes which was what they needed most. They are now outfitted from top to bottom and from inside (including panties and socks) out. Everything fit and my friends have a great sense of what kids are wearing these days.
Jim, Melissa, and Tim all made it for dinner and then went to a movie together. I have lots of leftovers but we'll make use of them.
Ray and I went to see Carol today. She was in good spirits and likes the facility. We took her samples of Christmas dinner since she's now allowed to eat whatever she's able to and that's what she asked for. She had asked for shampoo, etc. so we picked up those things as well. The facility provides most things but I thought she could use a little pampering.
She's able to go out with us still so we took her down to the store so she could pick out a couple of things for herself.
They seem to like her so unless something changes, I won't push to have her moved back here. They're doing a good job, the lines of communication have improved, and I can make the drive as long as I don't have to do it every day and the weather is decent. If she wants to be closer to home, she can let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Ray's birthday was on the 26th and it almost always falls through the cracks. I was too tired to do much of anything on Tuesday or Wednesday (never got out of the house) so today we stopped for dinner, just the two of us, on the way home. We don't do it often anymore and it was nice to be able to celebrate his birthday, even a couple of days late. Between my friend and the girls' mom, the girls were fine.
My friend Dawn's husband's birthday is the same day. She baked enough cake for both and sent us half of it. We were supposed to go there but it was cold and damp so I begged off.
And now it's after 11:00 and probably time for sleep.
Thanks to all of you for the comments. We're all doing okay, at least for now.