Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Twin's Schedule part b

You'll have to go back a post to see the first half of our daily schedule.

After rest time is snack time.

Then Jasmine arrives home. Right now she's in after- school tutoring for the state testing next month so we pick her up at 2:30, but normally she arrives home on the bus at 2:00. On even days when Jessica gets home early, she picks Jasmine up. On odd days Jessica and Adam come in at 3:00 and Ty gets home anywhere between 2&5 depending if he's hanging out with friends after classes or not.

Three copies of my new book arrived in the mail while we were taking these pictures. I was hoping for a lot more copies so I could give some away but I wasn't actually under contract for this book, it was a revision of an earlier book.

If you have a child in 5th-7th grade, be sure to pick up a copy of this book.

After snack time, whoever is available plays with the twins. Jessica decided to try and teach them a couple of games. It was okay for the first attempt but without speaking the same language it's a bit tricky.

We try to all eat supper together but often times the oldest two have left for work by this time. Soccer practice started this week so that means eating early on T & Th.

French dip

Bath time follows supper on most day.

Then it's time for a movie and popcorn.
After that is book time, devotions and bedtime! Yay for bedtime.
Right now one of us has to sit with them in the room until they fall asleep. If we try to sneak out too early, they wake back up and cry--loudly.
All in all, the twins are doing great for only being home a month. We don't have any real issues other than establishing boundaries and rules which is the same for any child not just adopted ones. And of course without the language we can't really explain things. The twins are in a really good routine. We've started soccer which will change things a bit, but other than that we keep the schedule the same everyday so they know what to expect. Having said that, Jessica and I will be at the Florida Christian Writer's Conference March 3-7 which will probably throw things off but I'm sure everyone will survive!!


Karen said...

Can you believe it's next week? Looking forward to catching up.

kayder1996 said...

Ah boundaries, sweet boundaries! Our boundaries (or lack of wanting to live within boundaries) are driving me crazy today!

Kimmie said...

My daughter (19) is editing a fantasy book she wrote...any pointers for her in finding a good publisher?

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted