An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Thursday, July 05, 2012
After the zoo we had lunch with my friend, Missy, and her two girls Sara and Sydney. Unfortunately, I was having such a good time that I totally forgot to take photos. Afterwards, we met up with Daniel's parents, Glenda and her kids, and Daniel's sister, Robin and her kids at Keystone Lake. It was beautiful.
Some of our kids had never swam in a real lake before. Swimming in a lake in Oklahoma is a very different experience. The water is muddy brown and you can't see the bottom.
There are lots of rocks that are either sharp or slimy with moss. Some kids were jumping off of a large rock and we saw one of them slip and fall. Looked like they hit their head, but they were okay. Kevin got to test out his new airplane raft with attached water gun that he got for his birthday. I enjoyed swimming with the kids, but I'm a Nervous Nelly, worrying constantly that someone will drown. I had more fun playing with Glenda's baby, Sarah. She is just so squishably cute!
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