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.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tragedies and Comedies

 While JD, Alyssa and Julia spent the weekend in PA, and Alei is in CA with the baby smiles, the kids and I at home had a fun weekend together.

Baby Nathan
 The kids played out in the snow both Friday and Saturday morning. It was all good until Saturday when a certain brother caused Selah to fall face first on the ice. By the time she was accompanied to the front door, there was blood from her mouth to her boots. Since my normal course of action in these situations is to scream, "JD", I had to change course and deal with it myself. It took a good while to stop the bleeding, enough to see the full source. While she did have a few cuts, the blood bath was from her semi-lose teeth being knocked fully lose - all three of them. My estimate is her two top teeth will be out in the next few days. 

 We decided to make a trip to the library on Saturday afternoon. Elijah decided to wear his pirate eye patch from Aunt Deb.

 We have a nice new library where we live and I enjoy a full book basket of new books to distract the children from asking to watch TV.

I had to prepare to teach Sunday school today and my CC class on Tuesday. 

After dinner and setting the clocks back super early, we watched the new DVD release Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day. While it did have few rated PG things, it was a really good family movie that displayed the refreshing message of teens whose loyalties were to their family over their peers. In addition, it was hilarious and everyone enjoyed it. 

Sunday was our big day. The kids helped me teach my class since JD was out of town. We then went to lunch and headed to Suessical the Musical to celebrate Ben's 14th birthday. It was an excellent production and unfortunately the only photo I snapped was this quick one after the show of the little guys with the Grinch. I'm showing it in spite of it being blurry and Elijah's eyes closed because the Grinch is a big deal around here. 

All if all, the seven kids in my care and I had a nice weekend making memories, and my messy house proves that I did more fun things than clean!

1 comment:

  1. Nathan is adorable, and he looks so tiny=)
    How premature is the loss of Selah's front teeth? Waid had no front teeth for about 3 years! I'm so glad you had fun!!