Friday, February 4, 2011

Our Big Secret News!

Wow, three posts in one day! :-D

This is a group post by all the girls. :-)

In a couple of posts recently, we've been hinting at a secret that we weren't allowed to tell yet. We weren't trying to be mean or anything. It's just something Blakeney didn't want us to talk about until it was for sure.

Normally, once someone has joined our family, we don't have someone new come for at least six months. It's to give the new kid time to settle in, because even though it's fun when the family grows, there are also some details to work out and things can be pretty complicated and confusing. It's especially tough for someone who is trying to learn the routines of a new household and get to know all these new people. So yeah, we wait six months or a year... or more, depending on how things go.

Kaya came here in August, so we knew that we could have someone new living with us soon (no guarantee, of course, but we might.) So when we had a family meeting, we figured we were going to be fostering again.

That's kind of what's going on, but it's a little different. This time, the person coming to stay with us is someone we actually know. Our cousin is coming to stay! It's not just temporary, it's permanent... so I guess now she'll be our sister and our cousin.

Her name is Bree, and she was born a few months before Felicity. We used to play together when we were little kids, but then our families kind of lost touch, so we haven't seen her in a lot of years. We remember each other as a lot younger than we are now, so we've all changed so much we'll probably barely recognize each other. Josefina, Kaya, and Evelyn have never even met her, because they weren't part of the family yet. So in some ways we'll be getting to know each other all over again.

We're still working out exactly when she's coming, but it'll be soon. We're glad we can finally share our good news!

The Green Girls


  1. Yay!
    I'm sure you that you guys will have TONS of fun together!

  2. We're really excited!

    The last few days, we've been working on getting Bree's room ready for her. (She'll be sharing with Kirsten and Felicity.) It's kind of hard, though, because we don't really know that much about her. She probably doesn't like the same things now that she did when she was eight years old.

    We used to all get along really well, though, so I think we still will when she moves in.

    It'll probably take some time for all of us to adjust. I think that's pretty normal. We can't wait for our cousin to come be our sister!