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.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

This Week

 It's been a rather long week; JD was out of town and it seems the children's top priority was to argue. In all fairness, most of the arguing, tattling and complaining begins with the same young lady who is very grumpy when she wakes up. It seems, however, that it can be rather contagious and we can have hours of conflict before lunch. I am going to need a new plan for our mornings, as reminding her to be nice certainly isn't working.

There were several highlights this week and I realized how many of those often take place around the kitchen table. We have a dining room table that we stack the mail on, and then we still cram ourselves around the kitchen table to eat. We have a school table that we stack books on and the kids still compete to get a spot at the kitchen table.

The table highlights of the week was when I cleaned out the craft drawers and it inspired them all to paint. There were some talented creations that day -

Another day we dissected owl pellets. We did them at CC and I got to bring enough home that everyone could do another round. If you don't know what an owl pellet is, it is actually the regurgitated remains of whatever the owl ate and can not digest. It contains just the fur and bones and you can reconstruct the bones to identify what the owl ate - generally a mouse.

The biggest event of the week called us away from the table; it was James' drama presentation he has been practicing for all semester. He had a showing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; the kids and I attended today. (It was very disappointing to me that JD was out of town for the presentation!) He played a kid that didn't get involved in pirate affairs and he did a great job at his part. I am incredibly thankful that Alyssa got her license in time to cart him back and forth to practices for me! She helped with hair and makeup this year, since she was in California when try outs were held! 

James in the middle

1 comment:

  1. Ewww-sorry, my kids will never have the "joy" of owl pellets=).
    Cleaning out the art drawer, what a great idea for keeping kids out of my hair for a day-----I mean what a great way to inspire creativity.