Life here has been a little (more) hectic than usual this past week. We were placed with a new foster child on Thursday of last week and have spent time doing the typical "first week of fostering" things. This includes: buying her clothes, shoes, school supplies, registerring her for school, discussing with her the expectations of her behavior while she is here, case meetings, Dr's appointments, etc..
This little girl has a very sad story (don't they all!?!) and, according to her therapist, really needs to be shown love. So, I decided that our little Christmas tree that usually is naked (other than lights) would be decorated. By us. With homemade ornaments. **SIGH**
|Cutting them out after measuring out all the ingredients herself. She doubled that batch and I helped her figure out the measurments.|
|Watching them bake. I wish I could show you her face so you could see how cute she is.|
|Painting her ornaments|
|The finished ornaments|
All in all, even though it was a huge project that took ALL DAY, I think she really enjoyed it! A fun bonding experience for us.