Amanda had a busy day helping Mike and I with yard work. She started out helping Mike run the sprinklers on the new grass in the back yard.
Several meals and naps later, she ended the day by helping me spread the final load of black dirt in the front yard. She loves to be in her wrap. It hangs on a wreath hook on her door and whenever I take it down she clutches and nuzzles it. When I'm spreading it out on the bed, she is trying to jump out of my arms and once I lay her down she begins to wrap it around herself.Dirt poor? I don't think so! Isn't this beautiful? It looks a little like Oreo cookies crumbles.
We've lived in this house for 4 1/2 years and it's great to be finally getting a lawn! We had to order four loads of black dirt because there was nothing but sand. After our grass gets growing, the neighbors will do the patch on the right. We have to grow our lawns in patches, so the boys have somewhere to play while the seedlings are getting stonger.
We are a Christian couple joyfully answering God's call on our life to welcome children into our home. We have two boys, Tyler and Tony, and adopted our first daughter, Amanda, in August of 2007 and a second daughter, Christiana, in July of 2009. Talitha joined our family in February 2010 after a surprise pregnancy. Julia was an even bigger surprise in January 2012.