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, September 15, 2010

Hair Day - Take 200

Hair day rolls around pretty fast. My week has been quite demanding, but I really couldn't put it off any longer. We started taking out both girls' corn-rows last night, but Julia whined and cried until we put her to bed. We did finish taking Tori's out around 10 p.m.

Today everyone was involved. We had to take shifts taking Julia's corn-rows out. Then they both had to be washed and brushed. Then Moriah did zulu knots on Tori while I did twists on Julia. It was Moriah's first time even parting, and she did a really good job.

I put Tori and James to work organizing the mounds of messy barrettes and beads. (We can call that Tori's K math right? Sorting? )

Here's Julia during the hair process; she whined or cried the majority of the time. In fact, if anyone out there is praying for an opportunity to expand their patience, you can take over Julia hair time at my house. About every fourth round, she is cooperative; the other three, she wails, "I hate doing my hair; it hurts, it hurts," - you get the idea.

I do feel bad for her, she has a ton of really beautiful curls, but it takes a lot to keep it all tame.

Now, here's Julia after hair time is over. She also got to "go to chicken," which is her favorite treat of the moment!
Little Elijah was such a good boy during the whole hair ordeal; he just fell asleep next to me towards the end.

On top of hair today, I took Elijah for his two year old well check, took Moriah to Civics class, took Alyssa to violin lessons and took all the kids to church tonight. I'm planning on blogging about bigger things than hair tomorrow, but tonight I'm too tired.


  1. would you consider posting meal plans and some favorite recipes.thanks

  2. whoa! looks like a crazy day. I remember getting corn rows from little girls when I was a camp counselor. It was a first time for this white girl, but I loved it. And it did hurt!!! Ouch! I kept it in all summer.

    I love the pouty picture followed by the smiling one! :o)