Time to don our jammies (kids only...that would be too embarrassing if we broke down!), pile into the van, grab some hot chocolate, and drive around looking at Christmas lights.
OK, everybody. Find a seat!
I have no idea what takes these boys so long to buckle.
Wait, wait, wait...
Finally, here we go.
Hot chocolate in hand. Poor Amarin...he needs special hot chocolate that doesn't make him throw up! Who ever heard of chocolate making you throw up?
"I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus..." was ringing through the car. So, Jamie leaned over and gave me a quick kiss. This is the reaction from the boys. They're so silly....covering their eyes and squealing. Then they laugh and tell us to do it again!
Our agency just called. They hadn't planned on going into the office,
but decided to check the mail, and it was there.
So, now we have to wait until Monday to start booking travel and consulate appointments since everything is closed now for the holiday. Looks like January travel dates, and hopefully before she turns four on the 26th of January!
With school, that is. We had our last day of homeschool co-op on Monday, and then two more days of school at home. I know, I know...everyone else is finished. Don't tell my kids, OK?
I just feel the need to finish up projects before the holiday. It makes me feel more relaxed.Next week we'll be off, too. I think we're all ready for a break.
Of course, I'll have to do lesson planning...I'd rather do China travel planning...
Here's a science project that we all really enjoyed. We have been studying the human body, and we used this awesome curriculum that had all of the internal body parts to cut out and assemble as we learned about them. Let me tell you...I don't think either boy will be headed into the medical field. They got pretty grossed out talking about the organs and blood. Especially when I told them what the doctors had to do to their Papa during open-heart surgery...ya know...to actually get to the heart.
Charlie's in on the act now. We decided to take him out of kindergarten at our local school, and teach him at home the rest of the year. He's happy to be working with his brothers...'cause he's a big boy now, too, since he gets to stay home. We have some math and ABC work for him to do, and he's eager to work.
Jacob told me to post this photo and tell you all how "blue" they were feeling today. We took our own fingerprints (a whole lot faster than waiting for an immigration appt.!) during our science study...and...well...I think we'll all have blue fingers for a few days.
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Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit
In The Presence of My Enemies
In The Shadow of the Banyan
Kisses From Katie
Managers of Their Homes
One Million Arrows
Parenting in the Pew
Personality Plus for Parents
Praying the Scriptures for Your Children
Shepherding a Child's Heart
The Hole in our Gospel
The Peace Maker
The Strong-Willed Child
There Is No Me Without You
Too Small To Ignore
Under The Overpass
Studies I've Enjoyed
Bringing Up Boys
Ecclesiastes: Joy of Living
Esther (Beth Moore)
Grace Awakening (Chuck Swindoll)
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
Living Beyond Yourself (Beth Moore)
Luke: Joy of Living
Train Up A Mom
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Laura Ling Yi
Charlie Lu Kao
Timeline to Jenna Mei
Date of Referral: 12/20/09
Dossier To China: 6/2/10
Log In Date: 6/25/10
Letter of Approval: 8/9/10
I800 Approval: 9/9/10
Article 5: 10/22/10
Travel Approval: 12/23/10
Gotcha Day: 1/17/11