Long Weekend

March 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Twin Palm Road, Lusaka

It is the beginning of a four-day weekend here in Zambia. Yes, you read that right. Four. day. weekend. Good Friday and Easter Mondays are national holidays in this Christian nation. Adding to that joy is that my husband has returned from the Great Blue Yonder of the Luapula province of Zambia and has been returned to the loving arms of his family. We are taking some time off this weekend to be together and enjoy the Easter celebration as a family. Wishing you a lovely holiday and restful weekend.

The Adoption Transition to Parenting: Bed Sharing

March 19, 2013 § 4 Comments

Our first kid was 5 years old when we became parents. Obviously, this isn’t typical and so we had to do some not-so-typical parenting. Here is one of our experiences from transitioning to being parents:

Ben and I had initially talked about whether we would want to share our bed with our future child. Initially, we had the image of a baby. This then implies that you need to do night feedings, sleep training, worry about the safety of sharing bed together, and get the child used to sleeping in their own bed. Adoption an older child with special needs turned that idea upside down. « Read the rest of this entry »

The Adoption Transition to Parenting: Learning English and Signing Time videos

March 11, 2013 § 2 Comments

Our first kid was 5 years old when we became parents. Obviously, this isn’t typical and so we had to do some not-so-typical parenting. Here is one of our experiences from transitioning to being parents:

When Nathaniel came home in June of last year, he spoke very little English and we spoke very little Nyanja. As you can probably hear from the videos I have posted, his English has improved tremendously. One of the things I credit this to is his Signing Time videos. « Read the rest of this entry »

Why Working Out at Home is Challenging

March 10, 2013 § 2 Comments

Fetch with Higgins

March 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

Daddy and Nathaniel’s Duet

March 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

Happy Weekending!

More bacon!!

February 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

In spite of my growing up years of only eating clean food (versus the Biblical unclean foods of shellfish, bacon, etc.), we have come to have an affinity for bacon with our Saturday morning pancakes. Apparently, Nathaniel is a fan as well. His Uncle David Menenberg (who named his dog “Bacon”) and his wife Sarah are very proud.

In addition, this lovely Pinterest find:

Source: skreened.com via Melissa on Pinterest

 

Happy weekending!

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