Amanda's birthday presents, Cinnamon and Cream. They hardly noticed the disappearance of the chickens after these guys arrived.
Amanda's birthday party and cake. 6 years old! How did that happen so fast.
Tali and Amanda picking green beans from the raised beds. I love the ways these worked out. We had a lot of rodents in the other garden but hardware cloth on the bottom of these seem to protect the plants better.
Julia helping to feed the bunnies. We built a mobile pen so that we could move it to a clean patch of grass and then let the girls go in and play with the rabbits.
My sister brought her dog, Zena, over to visit us one day to help Ana and Tali get used to dogs. Amanda really enjoyed walking Zena around the yard. Ana spent a lot of time crying and fussing but she did do some petting of the dog. A few days later at a cross country meet she spent time petting my sister-in-law's dog who is MUCH larger than Zena. She said, "I only like big dogs." Here's Amanda's drawing of herself and Zena.
Amanda and Tali made paint with their chalk and covered themselves.
As we're looking at these pictures, Ana is asking. "Where's me?" That is a good question. I don't know why there are hardly any pictures of her. Perhaps because she's always glued to my side and not in front of the camera. I will have to work on getting her out in front.
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.