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.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Always Cooking

No matter how busy the days are, people still have to eat; therefore, we cook...and cook...and cook. Thankfully, Julia (and Tori) are expert egg crackers. Here's Julia cracking a few for breakfast.

When I make bread, Julia always eats the raw wheat. I assume it's good for her, so I let her. Here she and Tori made "wheat cookies" which were small piles of wheat on napkins. It was a great game, but the wheat ended up being all over the floor before it was over.

I often make chicken noodle soup for lunch in the fall and winter, most of the kids love it. Here I gave Julia the task of peeling carrots. She, at the age of three, can peel a good eight carrots and run them through the food processor. I don't let her chop the ends off yet however. What's funny is that she held a play phone and chatted with her friend, Abby, Dad and Aunt Deb while she peeled. When you listen to her, you would think she really has someone on the phone, as she pauses and laughs.

For dessert....Elijah helped with the oatmeal cookies and sampled a bit of dough.

The other thing that is always in need of attention is laundry, but there's no cute pictures to accompany that.

1 comment:

  1. SO SWEET!! I bake and cook with the kids often too and you're right....cooking always needs to be done no matter how busy a day....that's what happens when there are a lot of mouths to feed:)