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, February 6, 2011

Fabulous Twos

Elijah has under-gone quite the transformation the last few weeks. If you only observed him, until two weeks ago, you would have had no idea why the twos were labeled terrible. Watching him now may make the common label a little more clear. All of a sudden, he is into everything. He is coloring and dumping all sorts of things that he had politely left alone until now.

Here's Elijah's right before bed show - first a bit of Sharpie art-work on the computer desk.

Followed by me walking in to check on the girl's cleaning progress to find Elijah standing on Tori's dresser wearing the pink lamp-shade on his head. What did I do? I told him to stand right there and ran for my camera. Two weeks ago, he would have waited, but today I returned to the new Spider-man Elijah scaling the bed.

Some days I think we might be getting a little old to add more toddlers. We better hurry...


  1. Beatrix is our worst wall scribbler yet. The wall next to our fridge, next to where the colored pencils are stored is a rainbow of scribbles. Maybe someday we'll get around to repainting!

  2. How adorable! It seemed the same with my little brother, Caden (2)... It was just like one day, all of a sudden, he was into e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g! I have enjoyed reading your blog! I plan to visit it again sometime soon!