June 13, 2014

What Blocked Our Toilet?

A few weeks ago we had some trouble with our toilet. We called a plumber who came and was able to pull out a kid's toy that had been causing the issue. In a family with five young kids, this is to be expected. A week ago our toilet, again, wasn't functioning properly. Once more we called the plumber. Heather and her brother Dan were in the living room when they heard the plumber react in a surprised way to what he discovered. They made there way to the bathroom to see what was going on. The plumber removed a dead fish. At that point Dan made a comment about which of our kids will confess to doing it. Aubrey's eyes got large and she took Heather's hand and lead her into the bedroom where she broke down confessing it was her fault. Well a toy I can understand, but a dead fish is quite another thing.

For the record its not often that my children play with fish. We have a small pond in our apartment complex that's stocked with fish. Some of the kids in our neighborhood caught one of the larger ones and for some reason it was left in our backyard in a bucket (unfortunately for the fish). Aubrey claims it was dead when she put it in the toilet.

Here's another conversation that sums up life with five kids: 
My wife had just returned from a morning walk pushing Isaac.
Me: How was your walk?
Heather: I changed a poopy diaper with a plastic bag and water.

That’s right. My wife is the MacGyver of the parenting world.

A couple days ago we had to say goodbye to our friends the Faillas. They had been with us the past two and a half weeks and it was a great blessing to have them here. We really enjoyed our time and look forward to seeing them sometime in California! 

We're seeing things happen with the adoption. Our dossier was sent to China and we're looking at 5-6 months for the process to be finished. We wrote a grant agency last week and are hoping they will help us with our adoption costs. Please lift this situation up asking for favor over our family.

much love,
the petersons


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