Welcome!

Welcome to our Adoption Blog! If you want to know about our story and why we are adopting please go to the sidebar down below to find the archive and find our earliest posts. We also are writing as Adoption Journalists for Red Letters Campaign.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mother's Day Out

So it has come to my attention through my last post and Amy's post that not everyone has Mother's Day Out.....how is this possible? How do you people live your lives? Ok, I kid....I am not that desperately in need of MDO......well, sorta. Ok so let me try an explain the wonderful world of Mother's Day Out.

Down here in the South, there is like a huge church on almost every corner, and almost every church uses it's masses of Sunday school classrooms stocked with toys and tiny chairs and tiny tables to outreach to the community during the week. They do this by having a preschool and Mother's Day Out program. For instance, our church's program runs 3 days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9-2 pm. But, you can enroll your kid for 1, 2, or 3 days and from 9 am to 12pm or from 9am to 2pm. The Mother's Day Out is for babies 6 months to 3 years old and the preschool is for 3 and 4 year olds, (and some churches even have kindergarten programs). They both have age appropriate curriculum wear they learn colors, shapes, letters, and bible stories. And since I was formerly a teacher B.K. (before kids), I taught in the preschool and was still able to feel like I was staying home with Jackson since I only taught 2 days a week. Now this year, I am using MDO more to my advantage by having Jackson go two mornings a week and using this time to grocery shop, ahem, bond with Olivia:) Don't judge, grocery shopping with only one child is worth it's weight in gold. Now MDO is not a free service, but it isn't too terribly expensive, plus Jackson is socializing and learning things every day. I really love our program at our church and love how so many people in our community are introduced to the love of Jesus Christ through it! I can't tell you how many children and families have come to Christ through this and how many children of different faiths I have personally taught. It always seemed odd to me that a Hindu woman would choose a Christian church to send her child to preschool at but hey, it happened all the time....and these kids learned about the bible and told their parents! It was incredible. Anyways I am rambling......

Ok so I have some catch up posts to do this week. I would love to actually finish our trip posts since I am such a blogging slacker! But here are a few pictures of the kids riding their bikes! The ones with the ponytails are for you, Tisha! It was my first attempt so don't look too hard at the parts.....

























Now that he knows how to pedal, he has no problems leaving me in the dust....


5 comments:

Tisha said...

So, Olivia doesn't even look like the little baby girl I saw in Ethiopia. Why do kids grow up so fast... so sad! You did a good job with her hair. Did you end up going with new products? I obviously need to email you... love you!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Cute pics!

Karin said...

So fun to see the general cuteness abounding in your children!!

missy said...

great job on olivia's hair! ditto on karin's post above. we had mdo in indiana and i was aghast when we moved and there was no mother's day out anywhere! what?! when our church has a building i should probably start one for all the moms who could benefit in a tri-state area. :)

Kristi J said...

i can't believe how much she has changed and how big she has gotten..crazy!! the pig tails are too cute, kj