In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday and Glue

Believe it or not, Mondays aren't always the smoothest homeschool days. It's like the boy's weekend video games often suck the previous weeks knowledge right out of them and we have to review and relearn on Mondays. So, today we did our missionary/history aloud reading and then I let them do last week's craft that we didn't do last week because I didn't buy yarn until Saturday.

The problem we ran into was the simple fact that only Elmers glue worked and I had ONE bottle for seven children. The 336 glue sticks that I stocked up on at the Back-to-School sales didn't glue yarn. So, we worked until the glue ran out, then we set them on the counter and we'll make a big mess again, I mean finish our projects again another day.

I'm not sure it was wise to do the fun stuff first, as Phonics and Math took forever this afternoon. It's done now, though, and I'm off to soccer.....

It's a glamorous life and it's all mine!


  1. Ah glue. Not my favorite! My kids are all crowding around me right now to hear this Toby Mac song. We've never heard him before, I guess they like him!

  2. Oh, Toby Mac - search youtube for Toby Mac - Made to Love. You can't beat it (in my humble opinion.) Glad to see your chickens are laying; mine seem to be on strike, hope it ends soon.

  3. Ah...sometimes the best laid plans....
    They look great so far!!!:)