Sunday, April 29, 2007

Busy Weekend

We have had a good, but busy weekend. Friday we got home late what with Braeden's eye doctor appt. Saturday we had a birthday party for Braeden's bio brother who was turning six. It was about 40 min north of us at one of those newer bounce house places. It had about 6 huge bounce activities and a party room where we had pizza and cake. It was a bit crazy, but fun. My friend is in the process of adopting him and their 4 year old sister.

At home, we also spent some time outside since it was finally nice out again.

Today we went to church, then to my friend's foster daughter's four year old birthday party at a pizza buffet in town. We then went home for naps and back to church for my child dedication class. Braeden is going to be dedicated next Sunday. I'm so excited about it. I wish family lived closer so they could come, but it will still be a very special day. Olivia will be dedicated following her adoption as well.

After the class we came home for dinner and then had some more outside play time. It's fun to see them relearning how to play with some of the toys. Braeden was still pretty young for a lot of them last year. They get something out, play with it for about 3 min, then go on to something else. They are too excited to be out again after such a long indoor season! :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

Macy - 5

Macy - 5

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• 50 million orphans in Africa 
• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
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Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you