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, September 20, 2010

Four Things I've Learned This Morning

I learn a lot from my kids, today is no exception. This morning I learned that Barbies like to watch TV; apparently The Chipmunk Movie is a favorite. I know this because while everyone was outside doing chores, I found this Barbie family sitting in front of the TV in my room. (They are supposed to live down in the play-room.)

I also learned that you can skate-board in Barbie convertibles. They are the perfect size if you are two. (I just realized how the Barbies made it upstairs!)

My third lesson of the morning is that if you are hoping for a tractor ride, the perfect combination is na-na (which means no shirt,) Tori's cool brown boots that are four sizes too big and green gardening gloves. Elijah was pretty worked up about wearing his boots or any other gloves - it had to be the brown boots and green gloves if you want to ride the blue tractor!

A side note on the na-na is that he really doesn't ever want to wear a shirt these days. He goes for it if I tell him that he can't go by-bye without one, but other than that, na-na is the way! I do insist that he wear a jammie shirt to bed, since I think he'd get cold, but that usually involves some crying!

My fourth and final lesson is that tired Mommas and sick kids are no fun on Monday mornings! I want someone to come take this crew of coughing, sneezing, snot-producers that showed up at my house this weekend and bring back my more pleasant, healthy kids!


  1. totally laughing! good post. and for the record...Asher goes "na-na" every chance he gets.