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, December 9, 2010

Big Boy Bed

As I type, the crib is being dismantled and stuffed in the basement. I got rid of all the baby items as Elijah out-grew them, but I'm keeping the crib and high-chair (and hope to use them again.) We talked up the "big boy bed" enough that Elijah was excited to move into his toddler bed. I put the border on his quilt last night, then threw it into the wash so the the raw seams would fluff up.

JD had today off from work, so he kept all the little people this morning while the three big girls and I headed to the base thrift store and Commissary. Check out these three pictures that I got Elijah for $1 each; the tractor is a canvass and he is pretty impressed with it. In reality, the pictures are actually hanging straight; I did a poor job proving that with this photograph.

He isn't so impressed, however, with the quilt I labored over. He told me he likes white beds and threw everything off of it. While he was napping, on the couch, Tori re-made the bed nicely for him and he threw a bit of a tantrum when he saw it. He again ripped the blanket off and tossed it on the floor.
Turns out the bed is good for jumping as well.

That's my wild little man; he is so much fun. I've always enjoyed the two year old stage (seriously.)

Tomorrow's Friday again? Where do the weeks keep going?


  1. What a big boy! I am with you. I think "twos" are terrific and so much fun. Threes tend to be a little more trying around here.

  2. In Julia's case, three and four have been trying! I'm hoping five is full of maturing beyond whining!