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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

School Computers

You may wonder how I have time to blog. Well, it's because I don't actually teach my children, our electronic devices do. I'm really just kidding, (but some days I wish they could completely take over and I could have a break.) I just happened to pull out my camera this morning to take a picture of Elijah and this is what I saw around me-

Tori and Julia each playing on a school computer -

Ben doing his new Math-U-See. See the guy on the DVD player? Well, he's a math teacher that doesn't get stressed, even when he has to repeat the same thing six times in a row. He is working out really well for Ben (and me.)

Remarkably, Alyssa is doing math the old-fashioned way, with a textbook and a notebook.

However, Elijah is playing "pink puter" as Julia calls it.

Alyssa was assigned the task of watching "Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang" by her music teacher. So, JD dusted the old VHS off and watched it with the kids. Since it is long, they only got 1/2 way through it on the first night. The next morning, Julia asked me if Daddy was going to finish "Shake-a Shake-a Boom Boom" with them that night.

Shake-a Shake-a Boom Boom put Elijah to sleep, notice he's still gripping the keys he carries all day.


  1. I would love to talk to you about school and Ben. Gabe is having such a hard time. And boy do I understand about repeating things over and over and over!

  2. ...? Good blog! Lili is so so so cute=]