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.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Back to the Pool
Here are the Julia proof pictures. She completed the first week of swimming with NO uncooperative moments at all. I'm rather baffled, but really thrilled. It will be fun to see her at swim meets since she is so excited to race.
Elijah wouldn't get in the first day in spite of it being 99 degrees, he did yesterday, however, when it was a mere 85. He also spent a fair amount of time trying to climb this pole.
Alyssa is Elijah's special buddy. She is so good to him and spends at least a few hours playing with him every day. He adores her. He is now telling us that Alyssa is his wife. (It's nice he sees that word as a compliment!)
Elijah has also caught on that there are two "son/suns" after JD called him son and he replied with, "no me is a sun in the sky." After JD explained it, he was pretty impressed with the idea of boys being sons. Now he frequently calls James and Ben "son." When they came off the soccer field, he told them, "good job, son, me proud of you."