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, June 14, 2014

The Official Beginning of Summer

Summer is here! Alyssa boarded the plane on Wednesday for her mission trip, our first summer visitors arrived on Thursday, and Friday was the public school children's last day of school. 

Our visitors were Bryan, JD's oldest nephew, his wife, Melissa, and their daughter Madison.

JD and Bryan
Since Madison only has two older brothers out of the house, she was nicely entertained with her crew of cousins. 

On Friday, I attended Selah's Kindergarten program celebrating all they learned.

If Selah sees a camera - she smiles!
Then Selah and I had a picnic lunch with the other little graduates.

Now that school is over, our swim practices move from evenings to mornings. After three hours of pool time every morning, we are going to have at least one hour of "summer school". I am compiling individual work for each child in the area or two that they will benefit the most.

Bella stretching

Elijah socializing
 I am hoping that our swim, school and chore schedule will leave enough time for summer interests, but leave little time for excessive electronics or anyone complaining that they are bored!    

1 comment:

  1. I am doing an hour each day with my kiddos as well (in the area they need as well.) Love that she's in swimming! We have a swim team here but my kids aren't in it this year...it's a lot of practice and work and we're gone most of this summer (away from home.)