Sunday, August 31, 2008

Well, school is off and running. We have been at it for three weeks now. Lots has happened since then besides all these kids eating everything in sight! We have had lots of rain as you can see from some of the kids coming in from a mud fight during one such storm. We have had one case of Malaria the first week of school. Jayson and Mikaylah, of course, love having all their older brothers and sisters around. There is lots of wrestle time on the carpet!
Of course, since Jayson is the youngest in the dorm, he is often the one who is "dressed up". In this picture you see him posing as superman. So, he is trying to make it through the superfriends! And as you can see, Superman has changed a little bit with some of the girls hair things, His pappa is so proud.

We were able to enjoy the newly remodeled kitchen with some of our parents the first night they were all here to drop off their children. It was nice to chat with them all and get to know them as well as their children. It isn't often we get to sit down and just chat with the parents since they generally live several countries away!

The one picture is something that we had envisioned before we even started to build it. We wanted a counter to where the kids could kind of gather together around food, of course, and just talk with each other and get to know one another. That is happening all the time. In fact, so well, we are having some difficulty getting them all to bed at times:-)

We do praise God for each of these kids as all of them have their own very unique personality. They all do things so differently and yet alike. So far, so good...Thank you all for the prayers for us and for the kids in our dorm. We certainly do appreciate them so much.


Anonymous said...

What a cute pic of Jayson in his Superman outfit.
What a gorgeous boy! Of course I'm not one bit biased.
Looks like the Dorm kids are settling in nicely.
Have a great year!

Kristi Hopf: said...

From spiderman to superman . . . Jayson seems to have a hero-complex!! :) Sure looks so cute in that outfit though. Don't worry Tim - I am sure the boys in the dorm will balance out some manly time too!!