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Saturday, March 13, 2010

My daughter, Ariel, is an athlete. Since we live in an area where the only access homeschoolers have to play sports is in public school, I actually encouraged her (sorry Ryan) to go to high school. She began going only part time with the understanding that there would be certain activities that other students participated in that she would not. It has been for the most part a very good experience. She has had caring teachers and made good friends. She has excelled athletically, especially in basketball, her first love.

Tonight my little homeschooled girl became Miss Franklin High School ! After all those years of people questioning if homeschoolers can 'fit in' with their peers it is nice to be able to say, "of course !" Okay, I will admit that there were alot of things Ariel did not know about when she first started school. Someone asked her recently if she tried to 'be popular' (as if she knew what that was). She responded, "I didn't even know what the bells were for." lol

Friday, March 5, 2010

Adoption Update

Our adoption paperwork has finally gone to China. I should be very excited about this, but I just keep thinking that it has taken about twice as long as I expected and 3 times as long as I have seen our agency do it for other families.
While I had a break from the theater, I finished Dominic's room (even put down the carpet myself) and gathered the ingredients for Rosie's and Nellie's. Theirs will actually be two rooms - one for sleeping and one for girl play. The playroom downstairs is pretty filled with trucks and other boy toys, so I think they need their own space. Since Dominic's room is upstairs, I fully expect that he will prefer to sleep with Ric and Andy so we have rearranged their room to accomodate that. My current project is to get packages together to send to D and R. Each will get a photo album (so that they can be a little familiar with their new world before they get here), as well as a camera to take pictures of their friends, and a few small toys.