Teachers of Play

We are hard at work learning to play this week. Miss Lola was not given the opportunity to play, save a few structured opportunities, in her first 5 1/2 years of life. She is freaked out by grass and has never used her imagination. Pretend play is mind boggling for her. Her brothers and sister are a bit confused by this but we are pressing on and providing opportunities and modeling the best we know how. We are teachers of play. I would love to get in her head for a minute. She surely thinks we have all lost our minds.

IMG_1231IMG_1164IMG_0023 IMG_0026 IMG_0027 IMG_0030 IMG_0035We also visited the pediatrician this week. Charlotte was due for her 4 year old well check so we knocked that out at the same time. So far it looks like Lola is a pretty healthy girl! We are waiting on blood work to make sure nothing is hiding from us. Overall the visit was pretty great. Even the blood work portion was pretty smooth. Charlotte, the aspiring doctor, watched intently as the nurse inserted the needle and took 5 tubes of blood from Lola’s arm.

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Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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