Family picture

Family picture

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Art Day at the museum

One of the "perks" of homeschooling
is all of the amazing (and educational) field trips we can take.
Some are with our homeschool co-op,
and some of with close friends.
Today we spent a lovely day with dear friends at the art museum.
We toured the grounds before going into the museum and found many colorful gardens.  Some even matched the kids!
The orange garden
(These two sweet littles came home from Ch*na on the same trip.  We met her family half way around the world in 2008 only to find out they live just across town!)
The white garden
The pink one
Another pink garden
After walking the gardens, we spent fun time inside the museum in the American gallery.  I love art, and it tickled me to be able to explain the art pieces to my children who really soaked up the information and enjoyed their time.
Then it was outside again for a picnic lunch and some creative art time of their own.  The kids had packed their art supplies and kept busy sketching, coloring, and painting.
Everyone had a delightful time and can hardly wait to go back soon!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Today is . . .

Today is . . .
August 14th . . .
Sophia Yilin 8/14/2011 (with her little brothers)
Sophia again with her little brothers in 2013
Sophia's 2nd anniversary of her 2011 Gotcha Day
Wendy and Ted's half birthday - they are both Valentine babies
My aunt's birthday
My mom and dad's 59th wedding anniversary (which they are celebrating in Heaven with Christ)
What great events to share your Gotcha Day with . . .
Happy Gotcha Day Sophia.  You are sweetness and light itself, and we love you so much!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

This is what it looks like to try to take a good picture of everyone for our dossier!
Hmmmm, there seems to be a junior member or two not cooperating . . .
Oh, will we ever get it right?
Oops!  Where did the mom go?
Ok Kevin.  Where did the rest of us go?
Finally, I think we have one!
It only took Ted 50 shots before we got the right one!  If you are wondering why Ted isn't in the picture with the rest of us, it is because since he doesn't live at home anymore, our agency prefers he not be in the picture!  :(  Kind of sad if you ask me.
But Ted was a good sport and took our numerous pictures in what could only be called a "chaotic circus" outside while our puppy was busily pooping all over the place in the house!  What a day.  We sure know how to have fun!