Family picture

Family picture

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This and That

Just a weekly update on the boys . . .

They are doing well. Philip will begin preschool this week with one day a week at his preschool class and three days a week with me homeschooling him - Fridays off for fun! He is so much fun to work with on homeschooling. The other day we talked about wind - gentle breeze, gale force, and tornado strength. When we went to the park a couple of days later, he excitedly exclaimed from high on top a slide, "Mommy, I can see the wind! It's a gentle breeze!" Too cute. . .

A walk in the park on a bright summer's day
with my sons

Ted is loving working at the preschool with our friend Christine. She is a hoot to work with, and he is learning so much. He also has accepted two tutoring assignments and does substitute teaching upon occasion. This will be his learning year getting him ready to jump into interviews for teaching positions next year with a year of experience under his belt.

We love having him at home for this brief time before he makes his own way in the world. What a special treat for us!

One of our favorite things to do in any weather but
especially on such a lovely day.

Being silly!

Elijah is growing and changing daily. He has come a very long way from that scared, overwhelmed little boy we brought home last February. He is such a love bug, always ready for a hug and a cuddle.

Aunt Jo getting in on the fun!

No word yet on how Shepherd's Field did on raising money. I will let you all know when I hear. For now, just keep praying!

But very exciting news to report on Shepherd's Field Children's Village otherwise . . .

We know of two children who live there who will soon meet their forever families! One little boy - Tonye - is getting his new family in just a few short days! The other child, a little girl named Emma, will meet her forever next month! What a praise!


Jean said...

Thanks for the update! I love taking walks too and enjoying God's beautiful world!

Homeschooling is so much fun- I like to be part of their learning, too!! What a blessing!

Praying for Shepherds Field!

Freedom Hollow Farmgirl said...

It is always so good to hear of little ones coming home to their forever families! Rejoicing with you.

Thanks for the the update.


Madeleine said...

How great is that picture with you and your boys.


And amen to the homeschooling thing Jean said before. :D

Oh it is so wonderful to hear about the Shepherd's Field & forever families.

Tanks for the update & pictures. :)

Madeleine said...

OH! And i *heart* the Manning brothers. :D