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.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Aquarium

We took a Friday family field trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The traffic was so horrible that it took us over an hour longer than we planned to arrive. We had happy travelers the first two hours - the last hour and a bit was filled with a lot of "are we almost there?" Turns out you can be very near somewhere, but if you are averaging 15 MPH, it still takes a long time to get there!

Moriah packed between Selah and Bella's car seats

Julia and Alyssa

Finally - Baltimore

The aquarium really is an awesome place, and the Friday night special price would be pretty affordable if you didn't have a dozen people.

I love Selah's enthusiasm; she told me a few times, "this is the first time I've been here, huh Mom?" It was the first time any of the kids had been there actually; the last time I was there, I was in the 8th grade.

Alyssa and Bella
Moriah with half her brothers
Elijah's hands - taken by Alyssa
This is the best group picture I got of the younger seven; we took several of all nine kids, but they were all too dark.

Part of every outing for the boys is waiting outside the girl's bathroom.

This was us hiking back to our van; parking a monster van in the city is always a huge ordeal since it's too tall for most parking garages. We walked past a full block line for a popular attraction and people kept commenting on the three little guys packed in the wagon. Yes, that wagon has been full worth the investment!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a good time. You're a great mom=)
    We should go to the Atlanta aquarium....we should go lots of places, but never seem to have the time. Will we have more time as farmers? Haha