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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Field Trip and Hair

Once upon a time, I was part of an all-natural website for African hair care. The reality is that I can't just keep doing this endless braiding of four heads of hair; I am probably getting carpel tunnel! Tori is getting old enough to handle her own hair, given the right tools; and I took seriously when my friend told me that straightening her girls' hair had revolutionized her life. Anything that is a hair revolution at this point? Count me in!  We booked Tori in her kitchen and Tori and I hung out for a few hours (like five...).

Here is her hair chemically straightened, yet not flat ironed.

I like it; this is what it will return to when we wash it.

Here is her selfie with it all groomed nice and flat.
The next day we went on a fun field trip at the local state park to learn about beavers and fire building.

We got to make some s'mores once we built the fire.

The park is overlooking the Potomac River; I hope to camp there in the spring.

Elijah and Bella


1 comment:

  1. Tori is cute! I can't even keep up with our girl's hair, they have ponytails 95% of the time. I think of all the cute hairstyles we could do....but never seem to have time.
    Looks like a fun field trip---we have failed miserably in that dept the last 2 years.