Sunday, April 27, 2014

We celebrated her first birthday - Happy 15th birthday Grace

Love this girl and love seeing her smiles

Crab legs and diff. kinds of shrimp, and chicken nuggets for the little ones. 

Grace and Keith have the same birthday-April 30.  So we had a double celebration Saturday nite for both of them. Our theme was a seafood feast / luau . As you can tell they enjoyed it. She has never celebrated her day of birth. So it was special watching her know it was all about her. Life is very precious watching so many firsts that the older adopted children experience when they come home. She has been home with Levi now 3 months. Both are doing very well and fit right into the crazy life of our family.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Week Fun

We did school the week before Easter because we took our Spring break the week I came home from Ghana. I wanted to do some different things for school. One of the favorite ideas was to divide everyone into teams. Each team was to prepare our dinner for one nite that week. It was extremely popular activity . They planned the meal and each one included a dessert....Funny we don't eat dessert every nite but we did last week. we all loved it so much we are going to do this one week out of the month from now on. Here is a pizza cookie the team of Ava, Lily, Isaac and Tia made. 

Of course egg coloring is always a hit with the kids too.

We dye hard boiled eggs and lots of raw eggs...the trick is to keep them apart : ) 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Some of my Easter Sweets

Just the ones that were home


Nana and Paw Paw's grand ones

Ghana boys- Jesse and Judah, Isaiah, Levi and Milo

Jesse and Milo loving to hunt for eggs

Finding their bucket treats Easter morning- Gracie, Sari, Grace and Lila

Some of the kids adopted from Ukraine

Abraham from Mexico

All the Ghana kids home so far : )

Our newest blessings - Grace and her brother Levi

Selah and Abby

Mya and Luke

Cate holding Andrew





Of course these are not all the children...We took over 500 pics on Easter - funny how with this many of us you don't realize that you are taking that many when you do. I just wanted to share some of our sweets with you ....they sure fill up momma and daddy with lots of joy.