Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thankful Thursday - October 7th

 We have so much to be thankful for- I just cannot believe God's blessing!

Here are 4 of them enjoying a tactile experience with shaving cream!

We are so thankful for the progress all the girls are making!!

Anna is in preschool this each 2 afternoons a week. There are 7 children in her class- it's perfect!! She comes home with new songs and finger plays for us to teach Emma and Ellie! 

They are all such a joy to us!!

It is surprising how well they all get along! Yes, we do occasionally have an issue or two but it is always minor and they quickly become friends again!

Ellie is trying to talk English more and more! She is doing a lot of 3rd person talking and it is adorable! We giggle when she is not looking!! She is quite a character!!

Emma is learning and it is a joy to see!! She picks things up at her own pace BUT she is picking it up!!

She seems so happy and it warms my heart to see that! She desires to please and is really trying in every area of her life! Thank you Jesus!

I am also thankful that our older kids can see how special she is and are accepting her uniqueness!

We are settling into a nice schedule and group of activities that the girls are enjoying and that seems to be doable with our large crew! I am so thankful for that!

Each day is so much fun whether it is with our 4 girls, or Johnny at soccer  or visiting with the older children! Thank you Jesus for this life we are blessed with!


Chris said...

There must be something wrong with me...but I am SO glad my teacher never gave me shaving cream to play with (yuck) poor kids...they have to make do with play doh

mary said...

Jean, Add some food coloring to it to make it more interesting, or use Kool Whip and then then can eat it (or maybe you don't want them to do that!!).

Good to see them having so much fun!!

Sammy said...

Hey, I'm going to enjoy watching you bring home your two new ones! They are totally cute!

Shonni said...

It really is precious to see how the LORD knits each family together. Sisterhood is a precious gift, for sure!!!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

So glad it is going well. Looks like fun to me. Love the smiles :)

Sue said...

I just got caught up on your last couple of post. I have heard about the shaving cream from another blog. I can tell your girls enjoyed it.
Emma is so lucky (I know you guys are lucky to have her) to have you guys as her parents and have her siblings, whatever it is that she has/hasn't have, she will be able to be the best person she is capable of because of you guys. What a great family.

Janet and Kevin said...

It looks like so much fun to live at your home! Thanks for sharing your school ideas with us.

janet and gang

Serving the King said...

Ok shaving cream letter writing?!! Genius!! I am SO borrowing that idea in a couple of months...or maybe I'll just send them to Jeans house of home school?! So glad to see that you are all finding your new normal and settling in! Blessings friend!

Gretchen said...

I love the pictures of the girls. The smiles on their faces are priceless!

God's Grace said...

Well, it looks messy but judging by the kids, it was a hit!!! and so good for them too... I have to say I think my Asher would try and eat it :) Blessings to your wonderful growing family! Terry

Dinn Family said...

Congrats. Since getting home this year I don't have much time to stalk blogs anymore so I just read your news. That is wonderful! And I know what you mean about finding our new normal. I want to just spend time with the kids at home but life gets in the way.