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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Books, Teeth and Hair

Over Christmas break, I took the kids to the library. After being there a LONG time already, I found out that there was a book sale going on down the hall. By the time I made it out of there, Tori and James had taken the kids outside to play. My largest score was this set of out of print books by Lois Lenski, featuring a story of a child set in different parts of the country in different eras. They look so good and like I said, are out of print. I'm thinking libraries ought to keep copies of out of print historical books much more than things like multiple volumes of Captain Underpants. Just my crazy opinion.

The two huge boxes I staggered home with forced me to clean off the school bookshelves. I did pull off a large box of books to get rid of. I have been tired of the history shelves confusion that were supposed to be in timeline order, but often crammed back in the wrong place. This attempt at organization was adding baskets for different times - like one basket is WWII and one is the Civil War time.

We also caught up with the kid's DVDs; I toss the cases and cut the front paper to fit in a little plastic sleeve and we keep them in these two boxes in somewhat alphabetical order. JD's DVDs are going to be the next project, which should free up an entire cabinet.

We did some fun stuff over Christmas also. I stopped at Bass Pro Shop on the way home from Selah and Bella's Christmas party at the hospital in Richmond. Our intention was so get a free picture with Santa, but once the line was estimated at three hours, we just visited with the animals.

This was the first New Years Eve in a long time that we didn't have a bunch of teenagers at our house, so we took the younger crowd bowling. They love it and we should do it more often.

Bella lost her front tooth on Christmas Eve, right between church and the sibling present exchange.

Elijah woke up like this after going to bed with wet hair - I told him you couldn't even create that if you wanted to without the use of serious hair spray. 




1 comment:

  1. Why can't kids put books back where they came from?, and they must stack large board game boxes on top of small ones, making things tumble.
    I've cleaned out books this week too. We need to go to a BPS, there's one nearby--we've just never been =(. Haha, Elijah. When Waid's buz cut starts to look like a dunce hat in the mornings, we know it's time for a haircut! Happy week to you!