Our FAD worker came over to visit last night. This particular individual in the system works to make sure our home is in compliance and that we have everything we need. This is similar to a caseworker at a private agency except that it's not a private agency - it's still the state and tied directly to DFPS. This particular individual is nice and our visits our always pleasant.
Just so you know how this goes, he sat at our island most of the time. Our kids bugged him (he's nice about it) by incessantly showing them the same toys. I sat and cut up chicken and prepared dinner. My husband went between our kids and the island as needed. We answered questions. We kept moving with our normal life. This time he surprised us with an impromptu inspection, something he usually doesn't do. He checked our weapons, our medications, and our chemicals to make sure they were taken care of and stored appropriately. He was here about an hour.
As he walked out the door, literally, the phone rang. Since my hubby and I were together I had a pretty good idea about what was coming next. My hubby answered (darn him! how did he get to answer both CPU calls this time?) but he quickly handed the phone to mie.
It's a baby girl. Not a newborn, but still a baby.
She is a hoot! She cracked us up. My sister's foster baby is the same age and they came by to see our newest addition. The two of them played and loved on each other and laughed. It was fun.
We'll see what adding two new kiddos to our family does to our schedule and life. For now it's the exciting honeymoon phase. Love it.