It is "c" week here in the Lindsay household. Monday I made cookies, yesterday Amelia helped feed the cows, and today the kids made cake.
Amelia, Sunny, and Micah each donned an apron, and we set up our baking area on the table. I used a box mix, so that Amelia could have the visuals on the box. Sunny added the water, Amelia the oil, and Micah dumped in the eggs. It was so adorable and funny seeing the three of them all lined up at the edge of the table with their noses not quite touching the mixing bowl as it spun around with the beaters on. They were excited! Amelia took the box and went running in to show Zachary what they were making. Later, Nikita helped Sunny and Amelia frost the cake.
When Dad arrived home from work, Sunny and Amelia pulled him into the kitchen where their cake was on display. So proud!! Amelia even had a barstool in front of the stove so she could sit and look at her work of art.
I have recently committed to praying for two orphans in Eastern Europe, who both have Down Syndrome. Having my 4, in particular the 3 bakers today, I am so aware of how blessed we are and how earnestly we should all be praying the orphans into families. So many parents compelled by finances, stereotypes, stress, to put their babies into an orphanage. So many babies with Down Syndrome growing into children with Down Syndrome, never knowing the love of a family and the simple joy of baking a cake.
We ate the cake for dessert. Amelia, Micah, and Sunny all asked for more. Being a good mom I said no, wait for breakfast tomorrow. ;) Dante thoroughly enjoyed his slice and erupted in numerous giggle fits, it was really cute.
I am so thankful to the Lord for the children He has given us through adoption (and birth!), and I pray that He will continue to bless other families with the adoption of child who has Down Syndrome.