Our Adoption Journey!

A journal of our thoughts, feelings and steps in the process of adopting a child with significant special needs.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

About us...

For Birth mom/family. I figured you might like to know a little about what we like to do as a family. We do a lot of things together. During the summer we love to go camping up in the mountain or up on our 5 acre parcel. YES we camp and even go hiking with the wheelchair....we actually have a stroller for Ethan that easily navigates mountain trails. We also love to go to the beach ( San Diego and Santa Monica ) and even though they provide beach wheelchairs in San Diego, we got Ethan a set for his own beach wheels for his wheelchair so he would be more comfortable since he requires a lot of support. We love to garden. We also love to swim. We cook as a family too....I can't wait to see what fabulous cooks our kids are going to be when they grow up because I never got this much experience at such a young age AND we make multicultural cuisine like Indian, Greek, British, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican as well as American food....our kids even love Sushi!!!!! I love sewing for my kids and they love the clothes and Terry loves the money he saves not having to buy tons of new clothes all the time, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have a family movie night and a family game night, we do this instead of going out on dates so we are not leaving Ethan with a baby sitter, though we do have a sitter that is great with all the kids for the couple nights a year we do get out ;0) We also love to travel and see new places and experience different cultures and hope to get to do a lot more traveling when the kids are a little older. We have a tradition of sponsoring a child or children at Christmas, last year we were blessed to be able to actually meet the little boy in the orphanage we provided Christmas for and it was such a joy to be able to watch as he opened the gifts the kids all lovingly and thoughtfully chose for little Evan. Ethan so much wanted to bring him home as well as his brother and sister, but the time was not right for us. The kids also LOVE to make up skits and perform for us....they are often very silly. We really enjoy the time we get to spend together!