Room Remodels: Paint girls room. We only painted up four feet high they could reach to help and the height that have reached when they've colored on the walls. Tali want blue. Then we pulled out the red shag carpet and replaced it with the white carpet from the living. Then painted the living room green and finished the laminate flooring. Quite a week!
We started with six monarch caterpillars. Then my mm brought us a couple of plants to feed them and we discovered five more on the plants. We shared four with friends.
For Father's Day we picked up a cycle for Mike. He's been talking about getting one for years for the gas savings. This is Tony giving it a try around our yard.
Ana's birthday cake. My camera is acting up and often ends up on the wrong settings. This is the ISO setting.
More chicken pictures. Sorry, Mom.
Two of the caterpillars died before going into cacoons. Three of the butterflies were ready to emerge on a day that we had planned a trip to Duluth. One emerged before we left and the other two we brought with and shared the emerging with our friends. These are the last two the emerged two days later. We set them out here when thought they were ready, but when we woke from naps, there were wing pieces on the ground. Amanda said, "Oh no! His wings fell off!" More likely a bird or the toad got them. Aw well, the circle of life.
One Sunday before church. Amanda has decided she doesn't like wearing dresses any more. Did I mention Julia finally started walking? She waited until 17 1/2 months.
That's all for now. Julia is waking up from her nap.
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.