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.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lunch Time

Feeding my crew is generally not simple, and it's never tidy. It does seem, however, that we've fallen into a routine that works pretty well. We work on school, until everyone is complaining that they are hungry. The kids then clear the table while I make lunch. After we eat, the kids clean the school room and kitchen floor while I load the dishes. Then we make the mess all over again. (Julia did not want to take off her new purple nightgown today, it wasn't worth the fight.)
Left-overs are the coveted lunch at our house. When the left-overs run out, it's sandwiches. Today we had leftover hamburgers, enchiladas and spinach quiche along with peaches, cantaloupe and applesauce. It was better picks than usual!

What else makes lunch time clean up fun is Elijah, who rides laps around the kitchen island on his little trike. Fear of having my feet run over keeps me alert!

1 comment:

  1. My mom has mentioned many times that it seems life would be more simple if we didn't need to eat three times a day!

    Fun to see your kids growing.