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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yesterday In and Out

 I posted this picture on Facebook on Sunday as "our quick stop at Costco" on the way home from camp. My dear friend commented that surely that large cedar playhouse was not on the list; but I assure you it actually was. It has been on the short list that was waiting for the trailer to get it home. Elijah has called it the "pig house" for about three years because one time when he was playing in the display at Costco, I commented that it was like the stick house from the "3 Little Pigs" story. Well, since we didn't get the much-higher priced Amish tree-house, we purchased the pig house; ironically, now there are three little piggies to play in it instead of just one.

JD (who didn't remember the pig house plan while we were in the store with Elijah jumping up and down, yelling, "we have the trailer, we can get the pig house") still was stuck with building it over the last two evenings. I may add that it came with zero parts built and should have a warning on the box that assembly requires a real carpenter.

After a bit of debate, we decided that we want the house to live permanently on the big patio that will be under the deck. However, since the patio doesn't exist yet and since it's so muddy out there right now, we decided to put it inside. It couldn't be built in the playroom, however, without taking it back apart to get it through the door-way. After that decision, I had to rearrange a few things to make it all work.

After moving a armoire to put the pig house in the corner, I ended up putting it right back where JD built it.

An added bonus is the I did get the armoire and love-seat moved where I want them long term in the shuffle.

After some school, we headed outside. Our fence builder is on a short mission trip, so the fence is in wait load this week. There are probably only about three more days until it's finished. We also have to burn the big pile in the middle of the area.


 JD started fixing our tiller so we can push forward with grass planing while the kids and I raked out the leaf mess that had accumulated under a group of trees. When I was picking up a pile, the boys yelled, "snake". I did the responsible thing and ran, leaving the children to fend for themselves. Upon getting brave enough to come back, it was just a baby black snake (which keep the copper heads away, so we leave them alone).

 I still kept my distance while James got the wagon out of there because the little snake was trying to crawl up the wagon to get back into the leaf pile.

I had to tell Selah about five times to get back away from the snake. She isn't afraid of anything! Finally Julia took it upon herself to remove Selah from the snake territory, which allowed me to get this cute, but slightly blurry, picture.

1 comment:

  1. Me and DH LOL-ed that you left the kids with the snake=0.
    The playhouse sounds like us. We have a not-existent patio too=)