J. – that would be me. I am a Mom. I used to be a teacher but now I work snuggling babies in a daycare. I am a knitter and a spinner when I find time. I am a gardener and a gf cook. I try to find time to do it all…
P. – He’s the Dad, he’s also a therapist, my husband and all sorts of other wonderful things as well.
Calvin – Calvin is named after the cartoon great from Calvin and Hobbes, as he has come up with his own share of ways to make his mothers heart beat a little faster and adds a grey hair or two to my head when he gets a chance. He is 13 years old and was adopted from the system after bouncing around for 3 years. He has behaviour issues from Attachment Disorder and neglect in his early years. He is great kid who is curious and loves to learn, he is working hard on learning how to be a part of his forever family.
Fudge –Named after Fudge in Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing, he has not yet swallowed his brothers pet turtle but I would not put it past him. He is 12 years old and was adopted under the same circumstances as his bio brother Calvin. He has learning, behaviour and developmental issues that are a result of his bumpy and traumatic start in life. He has a wicked sense of humour and his laugh will make your heart melt.
Ramona – named after my favourite book character as child, precocious, spunky and always looking for trouble fits describes our youngest child to a T. Ramona is 8, she a beautiful child and has the most resilient spirit of anyone I have ever met. We adopted her through the Adopt Ontario program and I could not imagine our lives without her. Ramona has her fair share of behaviour challenges stemming from her early years but she is bright and understands that she needs to make better choices, I have an immense amount of hope for her future.
Anne (aka T. ) -Named after Anne in Anne of Green Gables, she is beautiful, a gifted artist and longs for family to call her own. She is my sons biological older sister, she is still a foster kid, I talk about her here because her struggles are a part of our lives.
Michael (aka E.) – Named after the youngest boy in Peter Pan he is adorable, full of beans and likely to learn to fly with or with out pixie dust. He is the youngest biological sibling that the boys have contact with. We spend as much time with him and his parents as is possible with everyone’s busy lives.