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It’s November at last! After the crazy build up to Halloween, it seems like most people are going to calm down for a little while now, at least until Thanksgiving preparations begin. But in our family? No, we’re still in full swing with the chaos.
Tomorrow, my little sisters turn five and I turn twenty-one. It’s crazy to think about that… I’m not doing anything big deal for my birthday tomorrow, but I am having a friend come over for dinner tonight. The big deal tomorrow is really for my little sisters. They’re having a birthday party with their closest friends from their preschool class last year, in addition to everyone’s older siblings, and then all of the parents are coming as well. They’re having their party at the place where they do gymnastics, so all of the kids (big and little) will be able to get all of their energy out tomorrow by tumbling, rollings, bouncing, and balancing. It should be a great day.
In the meantime, I’m working (and will probably continue to work up until the last minute tomorrow) to get all of the baked goods ready for the party. I’ve been baking for the past few days, and everything is finally starting to come together. I’m going to have two different kinds of cupcakes and cookies cut in the shape of the number “5″ ready for the party. The girls decided on the themes that they wanted for the party, so one chose “Frozen” and one chose “Sofia the First.” So everything that I’m making (with the exception of the peanut butter frosting) is either light blue or purple to go with their themes. I even let the girls help me with adding some ingredients, so they felt like they helped with making their cookies. I really hope that everything turns out well tomorrow!
Keep your fingers crossed that I’ll be able to finish everything on time, or my mom won’t let me take on the baking anymore…she’ll buy things from the store instead! Yikes!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.