Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happenings in pics

Thought I'd give a happenings around the house post via pictures.  Enjoy.

I don't know what is more disturbing here...the fact that they are peeling sweet potatoes on the floor or the fact that Nik is using a peeler. Either way, they helped out a bunch.  We recieved this box for free from a gracious neighbor.  Irina and I actually went sweet potato picking this fall and got 2 garbage bags full.  They keep for about 8 months.  Plus, here the farmers let you go to the fields and scoop up as many as you want when they are done harvesting them.  It's awesome.  Helps that are kids love sweet potatoes.  

Alyona saw I was looking at the camera reviewing pictures and she wanted me to take one of her.  So, here it is.  And look, nothing on the floor but the water bottles!  Miracle.  I dont' know why none of my kids want to match.  I swear they have clothes that do indeed match.  They all have their own sense of style and I'm just glad I don't have to dress them anymore. 

This is Nik in one of our new toys.  A neighbor(thanks Lindsay!) gave us this play tent.  They have had the best time w/ it.  Alyona, Nik & Alex even fit in there at the same time.  Like clowns coming out of a clown car.  Don't know how int he world they got in there together.  

This is Nik at the game just being goofy.  We had a great time last weekend at the game and even got to speak w/ someone about adoption.  For future adoptive families, the best thing you can do for the children left behind in the orphanages, is really talk about adoption when you get home.  Even years after your kids are home, your story can have a profound impact on many others.  It really is a wonderful thing.  You don't have to adopt over and over again.  Just by sharing your story will usually touch someone and another chlid could be rescued.  Our kids will even speak of adoption on their own.  We do not prompt them at all.  We've always left it up to them.  But, since we've been in the paper and done a few adoptions over the years, people just know.  Okay, kids are screaming outside on the trampoline... time to go!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm in the fund raising for adoption yahoo group and saw you were in NC. We are in Lenoir, NC and in the process of adopting too. It's great to meet another NC family with a heart for adoption!