An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Katie Karyie Daddy Mommy Day!
Katie and Karyie LOVE Tuesdays. That's the day when all the older kids go off to school at Options. The girls call it "Katie Karyie Daddy Mommy Day" which is a really long way of saying "anything Katie and Karyie want to do day". We play games, go to parks, eat at restaurants, and generally spoil the girls rotten. Being the youngest in a family as big as ours often means getting left out of fun stuff and not getting as much of your parents' attention as they'd like. So we really try to let them feel special on Tuesdays. The other kids can't really complain because we don't do anything hugely expensive like amusement parks or anything and because they know that they get many more privileges than the youngest two girls. I really like the time to bond, especially with Karyie who hasn't had me as her Mommy for her whole life like Katie has.
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