Dennis loves sweets! He will eat a whole bowl of batter if we let him try!
William loves fried potatoes. He will peel 20 pounds of potatoes if I will fry them.
The kids request Julia's banana muffins all the time. She started the tradition of making a batch of mini muffins first so that everyone can taste test them while the big muffins bake.
Dennis plays by himself so well! He especially loves anything having to do with cars. Just a while earlier this rug was in his room and he dragged it down to the kitchen so he could play but still be with everyone else.
Anastasia is in the middle of a knitting project.
William loves being outdoors. He makes up all sorts of "ball" games.
We let the dogs in the house on the rug by the back door. It is a special treat for them to be inside. The other day I gave Dolly a haircut. Sveta is still talking about it.
Dennis and Alex playing together before school.
I made two kinds of Jello the other day. I joked with Rachel about how cool I was by putting the orange Jello in the orange bowl and strawberry Jello in the pink bowl. She wasn't very impressed.
Adam loves playing guitar. He is a very gifted musician.
Today I met with our new potential family doctor. I chose him because he is the only doctor that I found in our area that doesn't belong to a medical group. He was nice and all-- but I didn't feel that click with him that I was hoping for. I'm probably expecting too much. Our last family doctor was so amazing-- he made the kids laugh, he was very supportive of adoption, he took what I said always into consideration, he was confident in his work, and his bedside manner was kind, friendly, laid back, and patient oriented. His whole staff always made me feel like each one of our kids was unique and special. The kids loved him too. I didn't realize until today that his office was comfortable too. I have yet to find all these things in another family practice doctor. This has bummed me out for sometime now. The office I went to today is in a very upscale part of Redlands-- and while the office is very nice, it was a little too rich for my blood. I felt like Dennis might break something.
I wish this doctor thing wasn't such a big deal to me, but it is.
Lord, please give me peace about this whole doctor thing.