The three little ones and I had so much fun just being together. We kind of had a homebody day. Catherine is doing so well with her school work.
I probably could have gotten some laundry done, but when the mood strikes me, there's just no telling what project will come up with!
Today, we made something called Oobleck. I even learned something about non-newtonian fluids (doesn't that sound impressive!)
You just mix some cornstarch, water and a little food coloring together and.......
Ta-da!!!! Well, I thought it was cool, but Victoria wanted no part of it!
Francesca was down-right horrified!
But Catherine loved it! She loves messes.
It's a liquid and a solid at the same time!
The oobleck really wasn't too hard to clean up. The key was to wait until it dried and then scrap it off the table. Gotta start teaching them to clean early; someone has to do it!
Victoria finally got into the spirit of things!
Now don't you all just want to whip up a big batch of oobleck!
Thank you so much for all your supportive comments. I don't want to paint a perfect picture of our family. We have problems, but we love each other and we try to do our best. I think that if we are being called to help another child, then we should give it our all!
I continue to research countries where I think there is the greatest need for adoption. I thought about Hong Kong, but the children there are very well cared for, which is a wonderful thing, but I guess I am hoping that we can adopt a child who might not have a chance. Perhaps we should go back to Ukraine? I have looked into the special needs China program, but it seems a bit competitive. One agency told me that they even have someone stay up all night to lock in a child's file for parents. I guess I feel like if there are other families who want a child, then we should step down. I really feel drawn to Colombia, but I am not sure enough about the process yet. I have thought about Uganda, but the travel is long. I promised my kids I would never leave them for a long time again. If anyone has any other ideas, please let me know!