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, May 18, 2011
Last Zoo Pictures
Here are some things you may not know about camels:
Camels slobber a lot, which is why the giraffes were my favorite. (James was the first to discover this interesting fact.)
Camels seem to know a soul-mate when they see one. Aunt Deb has spent a good bit of time in the middle east and the camels seemed to sense she had something in common with them. (Elijah was working to avoid the slobber that James experienced.)
Camels seem to appreciate good rhythm, as evidenced by their fondness of Julia's dancing.
Lastly, camels, like most of the animals, appreciate a good snack.
Speaking of snacks, Julia helped herself to Aunt Deb's baby carrot bag in her purse and was sharing them with the deer. At lunch time, we just kind of stared at the bag of carrots and pictured Julia's hands in the bag and feeding the deer - the carrots kind of lost their appeal!
No, we weren't allowed to feed the animals anything other the approved food and yes, I stopped her once I realized what she was doing. (Although I obviously snapped the picture first - I wouldn't have if she had been feeding them Aunt Deb's Tic-Tacs.)