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, August 20, 2012

Love, Love, Love This Age

I love the age Elijah is; he can be exhausting, but he's such good entertainment! Here's a glimpse...

Yesterday we walked in the kitchen to see Elijah like this - 

When I asked him what he was doing, he told me that Kylie wanted his do-nut, so he was keeping it safe. 
Later in the day, Elijah was wearing his dinosaur suit and making mischief of one kind and another (remember Max in Where the Wild Things Are?)

He told me to snap a picture of his creation.

 Unfortunately, even a little dinosaur gets tired.

And even when we wake him up after two hours, he falls back asleep.

Today, Elijah told me that he was adopting a baby (note his pregnant belly), which proves the whole pregnancy/adoption thing isn't completely clear in his mind. 

He then whipped it out of his shirt and told me that he loved his new baby. 

He has also transformed into a dinosaur again, but now he is a fire-fighting dinosaur that can squirt water with his tail.

Unfortunately, he "broke" his leg fighting the fire and required a "cast". 

Now he is off at his friend's birthday party with Gabriel and it is rather quiet here. (He helped Moriah draw the card.)

The entertainment is only going to triple with Selah and Bella!


  1. He is precious. He looks more like Alei than Gabriel now - in my opinion...either way...pretty darn cute!

  2. LOL....boys are wonderful little creatures aren’t they!!!

  3. LOL! Gotta love little boys!

  4. Cute, cute, cute!!! And I really like that dinosaur suit!