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, April 20, 2015

Welcome Selah

 We have a new homeschooler in the house - Selah. Selah has done pretty well in K and 1st grade at school, but she hasn't really loved it. Since Christmas, she has told us several times that "she doesn't really like elementary school". Once I finished my tutoring year at CC, there didn't seem to be any real reason to make her finish the school year. I pulled her out right at spring break. We celebrated her first day home with donuts on the porch; she has been so happy this last week at home.

I gave Selah and Bella the job of making their own PB and J; they were thrilled. Elijah, however, neither likes PB, nor the idea of making his own food, so he observed.

We started weeding the garden yesterday; it's amazing how many weeds spring up in the beds.

 We brought out the goats for help trimming the tall grass around the bed. I am so amazed how grass can grow so well through the soil cloth, yet can't grown on half the yard.

Yesterday's weeded bed on the left - today's yet to be done on the right -

My birthday request this year is a walkway around the beds, so we can keep the tall grass from growing higher than the plants. (I like practical gifts!)

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, the weeds. This being our first spring here, I'm not always sure what is a weed, and what is a good plant. We've tried to plant a garden, but it's been soooooo wet. We've been waiting since mid Feb. to have our pool installed---keeps on being cancelled due to rain=(