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, November 29, 2010

No Power - Just School

Shortly after getting up this morning, we lost power. It was only off about 1 1/2 hours, but that's the longest our power has been out for years. The only real difficulty is no water, including toilet flushing, so we had to take a group trip to Sheetz for the bathroom (and a diet coke for the momma who had to take the group to Sheetz.)

Fortunately, school doesn't require electricity. Tori finally has down her letters and most of the sounds. She got these wooden letters out this morning to "teach" Julia, but we used them for a few review activities.

Next we used sandpaper letter cards that my sister-in-law gave me before Gabriel even started Kindergarten; the only one missing is the J that Elijah tore up earlier this year.

Elijah had his heart set on wearing his bear jammies all day, so we just put sweats over them for our Sheetz run, then he took those sweats right back off when we got home.

Julia worked on her letters a bit also; at this point Tori is getting far more of my effort, but it would be nice if Julia could at least write her name.
It's a fairly easy name; I think we can pull it off.

I'm excited about my tomorrow post, so check back.

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