Ephraim is standing very solidly now. In fact, he can lower himself and stand back up without help. He's so proud of himself! When he stands, he looks to make sure we are watching, grins broadly, claps (which makes him sway a bit), and yells, "yea!"
Ephraim is still a very tiny guy. The clothes he's wearing in the pictures, which are still a bit large for him, are 6-9 months, and his too-big sandals, shown in an earlier blog, are a size four.
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.