The therapist said often times children who are in care or adopted feel that it was somehow their fault. Even older children think things like, if I would have done my homework rather than poking around maybe dad wouldn't have gotten angry and we could still live with him. No matter how severe the abuse or neglect children usually feel a loyalty to their parents and rather than face the fact that their parent's left them down, they blame themselves.
Kiana feeling happy and secure once more.
Joseph gave us a good laugh today. At lunch he said, "Dad, you should start a war." When Dean asked him why, he said, "So you could be the president!" Not sure where he came up with that logic but we had a good laugh after he had left the table. Some of his comments are so far off that we have a hard time not bursting out laughing. He is totally serious however, and gets embarrassed easily so we try to save the chuckles for later.
roasted pumpkin seeds with mexican seasoning. Tristan cut a pumpkin up and got the seed's out so I could try roasting them. The children ate them just for the novelty of it but I don't think we will try them again.