Sasha moved into his new school today. He has been pretty nervous about the move since he is going from being one of the big guys at his old school to now being one of the youngest, but when he got there he decided it was going to be OK. He was especially excited about their new gymnasium, the sports fields and the game room. He thought it looked like church camp and was told it was like church camp with school attached. It is small but has a great teaching staff and is in a beautiful area of the country - very rural. The children get to go whitewater rafting for PE! They have a wonderful ESL program, which is what Sasha really needs, and they have children attending from all over the world. Several of the other children were also adopted internationally. By the time Ben left, Sasha was already going from room to room introducing himself and making new friends. He's so outgoing and social, I'm sure he'll be the hit of the party in just a few days. I think Sasha has been very bored stuck on our farm all summer with no one to hang out with but his siblings.
I'm a work-at-home mom of thirteen children ranging in age from twenty-six years old to five months old. Eight are home grown and five were adopted internationally (Russia, Guatemala, Vietnam and Ethiopia). We live on an 85-acre farm, and we have home schooled since 1986. My husband is a family physician in solo practice. I manage his practice and file the insurance claims.