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, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

We had a nice, quiet Labor Day with Aunt Deb here. She normally spends the night anytime she comes, but was unable to this time because she is house-sitting for a family almost an hour away. There was some talk at dinner about her rounding up the baby chickens and locking them in the chicken coop among other animal tasks that she is doing for this family. When Julia realized she was actually leaving, she started crying, "Why does Aunt Deb have to spend the night in a chicken coop instead of here?" I explained, but again this morning Julia started crying that, "she wished Aunt Deb had spent the night at our house instead of the chicken coop." It's tough not seeing the big picture!

I didn't take any Labor Day pictures other than work photos. Here's Elijah's shoe choice for helping Daddy mow the grass.

It's almost time to throw down more grass seed, which will be nice since the bare patches stir up a lot of dirt!

Here's Elijah showing me how dirty his hands are after helping Daddy.

Lastly, he finally likes the sandbox (and I talked him into taking off the socks.)

He fills the dump truck over and over, then dumps it out.

Or he throws it at his Mom taking a picture of him!

Hope you had a happy Labor Day. We started home school co-op classes today as well as resumed our regular school.

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