Friday, 23 March 2012

I'm baaaaack :-)

Its been a "while" since I last blogged and a LOT has gone on since then! The reason I stopped blogging in the first place was that sadly Mr and Mrs LMS split up :-( Mr LMS decided (after only 4 months together, in the same country, as a married couple) that it wasn't working out and within a week had returned to the States! He would have returned quicker, but he was good enough to stay until after Little Prince's birthday. I am grateful that Mr LMS was man enough to both stay until after Little Prince's birthday and that he told Little Prince himself in person.

We were all shocked and dismayed by this sudden and irrevocable decision, that I at least, am convinced was made in anger and way to quickly. However, that is only my opinion and Mr LMS felt that he was making a rational and considered decision about his and Mrs LMS's future. Sadly this means that Mrs LMS is now reverting back to being LMS and she and Mr LMS will be obtaining a divorce as soon as Mr LMS can afford it and he can work out how/where to do this!! He is American, LMS is English and they married in Canada - good luck to him sorting that out!!!

As mentioned above, Little Prince has had his birthday and is now the ripe old age of 9! His birthday was totally Star Wars themed - he got Lego Star Wars bedding and books and annuals. He got Mario kart 7 for his 3DS, a game he has been CRAVING since he saw it advertised. That is when we found out that 3DS games unlike other Nintendo Gameboy games is region coded and we bought his 3DS while on holiday in Florida, and only American games will work on it! I ordered the game from and tried to console Little Prince, luckily it arrived pretty quickly and he was VERY happy to finally be able to play on it. He had his usual Indoor Play Centre Birthday Party, although we did change the Indoor Play Centre to a much larger one in a different nearby town. Princess Lollipop enjoyed the party too, and Little Prince and his friends were very good at looking after her as she followed them around the play equipment. He had a Yoda birthday cake, which all disappeared soon after singing Happy Birthday :-)

Princess Lollipop has also had her birthday and she is very pleased to be a Big Girl of 3 now. She got some new bath toys, an ELC rocket (she is obsessed with going to the moon!) and I made her some dressing up outfits (a Knight and a Superhero). She didn't have a party (I don't start those until the child is in full time school) but we took her and Little Prince to an Indoor Play Centre, and as that is where she had recently been for Little Prince's party she was totally convinced that she had had a party too :-) She chose her own birthday cake, a Disney Belle shaped one (complete with plastic Belle body and head!), it looked pretty horrendous but she LOVED it :-)

Drama Teen finally started her driving lessons, and delights in telling us "I didn't kill anyone" after each lesson!! Not reassuring really!! She isn't as confident a driver as she thought she would be, and loses concentration worringly quickly! She keeps on with her lessons and I'm sure she'll pass her test once the time comes :-) She has also submitted her application to University and got conditional offers from 4 out of the 5 she applied to :-) She has taken the resits of exams she booked and was initially disappointed with the results, but after thinking about them for a little while is now pleased that she is on course to getting the results she needs for her first choice University and course :-) I can't believe she is old enough to be even thinking about University, let alone applying to go!

Mr Messy is still struggling with his pneumonia :-( And at his latest check up the results of his spirometry test didn't make sense according to the doctor he saw! His pre-inhaler readings were too good for it to be asthma, but he reacted to the inhaler, which he shouldn't have done if its not asthma! So he is waiting to see the Practice's chest specialist to see if they can get to the bottom of what is going on, and see if the latest suggestion of COPD is any nearer to the truth. Its worrying to see Mr Messy struggling with his breathing so much, he has always been very healthy and this has hit him so hard :-( Fingers crossed that the Chest Specialist can sort it all out.

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25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country


Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006