An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
My boys have developed a new obsession for LEGOs in the past few months. They want LEGOs for their birthday, for Christmas, for rewards, and any other reason they can come up with. Although I think Kevin's skill level still leans more toward DUPLOs, they now have LEGO kits for several Disney Cars characters and some scenes from Harry Potter. OH! And don't even get me started on Kevin's obsession with Harry Potter. I'm starting to regret ever letting him watch any of those movies. I've only let them see the first four, but Kevin would watch them over and over if I'd let him. I've been conveniently "losing" movies 2 through 4, so all he gets to watch now is the first one. Yesterday I was quizzing the boys on digraphs and held up a card with the letters "sp" on it. They had to pronounce it and then think up words with that letter sound combo in them. I said, for example, "spell". Shane grins and says, "Like Harry Potter!" No, Shane, I meant like as in "to spell a word".
I'm a 39 year old Christian mom of 10 kids. I have six girls; Danya age 17, Gloria age 15, Jordan age 15, Brianna age 14, Katie age 8, and our other 8 year old Karyie. My four sons include Michael age 14, Shane age 13, Kevin age 11, and Ryker age 2. I also was a foster mom for about 5 years. In 2009 we adopted two of the 33 kids we've fostered. In April 2012 we adopted three more! I've been happily married to the love of my life, Daniel, for 21 years!
For privacy reasons we cannot post identifying pictures of foster children. That's why their faces are covered or only the backs of their heads are shown. We also give them nicknames to protect their privacy.
The Mini Homeschoolers
Danya and Gloria are "The Mini Homeschoolers" in a series of YouTube videos where they answer questions about homeschooling from a younger perspective. These videos are based on the ones created by two funny homeschooled young men called "Ask the Homeschoolers".
Watch the videos here: The Mini Homeschoolers