Saturday, June 06, 2009

Drive-in Time

Tonight the older two and I went to a Drive-in! I have not been to one in YEARS and the kids have never been. I used to go with friends in high school to one in my hometown, and then after college with another group of friends a ways away from us. We'd go to these caves during the day, then go to the drive-in and play cards until the movie started. So much fun! Lots of great memories!

I saw that there was one close to here so decided that was something we needed to do. They have SIX SCREENS!!! That is so crazy to me! The only movie that was appropriate was Night at the Museum, and it was a fun night! (Except that at one point Braeden spilled his Crystal Light all over his WHITE Gymboree tshirt - hope it comes out!) :)
I loved watching Olivia tonight. A couple boys and their dad were playing four square near us. A little girl went up and asked to play and I watched how wonderful that dad was and how he incorporated her into the game. Shortly Olivia asked what they were playing and I explained it to her. She asked if she could go play and I encouraged her to, she had so much fun! Then some girls near us started jump roping and I called Olivia over and asked if she wanted to do that and she did, she had SO MUCH fun! :) It was great to see, she can be very shy and doesn't always understand appropriate ways to relate to other kids. She did great, and Braeden and I hung out on our blanket for a while. :)

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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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• 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