Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Here's a look back:
Anna Mihret in Ethiopia with her nanny, before we had ever seen her. She did NOT want her picture taken. Another adoptive family was taking the picture for us. Adah Derartu. She slept in that chair for I don't know how long.
This is how the girls looked when we got to CWAE to pick them up. They woke them up out of a dead sleep and handed them to us. Poor babies.
Sheka going over feeding instructions for Mihret with Sarah.
Nanny & Adah (who isn't at all sure she likes what is going on.) Look at how little she is. Thirteen pounds at eleven months. Wow.
Adah Derartu in the hotel in Ethiopia.
Anna Mihret in the Ethiopian hotel.
Home for a few days. Arianne & Anna Mirhet
Adah Derartu at the same picnic. She's so serious. :)
Jesse, Sarah, Joe & James did a great job keeping the house going. Sarah was sick for a few days and Jesse had soccer here and there so Joe & James stepped in and helped get toddlers ready for bed and diaper changes. It's wonderful to be at the stage in life when I have older kids to help with younger kids.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Ordered the grill http://www.bethanyhousewares.com/products11.5-735.html and lid http://www.bethanyhousewares.com/products11.5-735.html
Ordered teff http://www.teffco.com/products.html (it was quite the dilemma to decide on the grain or the flour: I decided on the ivory grain.)
Ordered a cookbook: Exotic Ethiopian Cooking : Sociey... Paperback by Daniel J. Mesfin
Between their hair and the food, I'm learning quite a bit here. :)
On this blog I have a resource link to CommanderBill.net which has this AMAZING list of required felts for EACH story. I think I died and went to heaven. I had even brought home the Betty Luken storybook that goes with the felts hoping to figure it out and to no avail. This list is a lifesaver. Thank you CommanderBill. I owe you one!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
She thought they were all so adorable that she was giving them handfulls of free gum samples. I can't seem to go around discreetly even if I try.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I found great instructions at http://burakaeyae.blogspot.com/2007/02/step-by-step-injera-instructions-real.html
Copying and pasting them to Word and off to hunt for teff and berbere seasoning (for the meats that go on the injera)
There are also videos on how-to make injera for any other ferenjis. :)
Jesse called today and he's for sure on the soccer team for San Diego Christian College and they're giving him a $1000 scholarship for the year. YES!!! So far that's like $6500 in scholarships for 2008-09. He still has to work on the other three years, but for now our bill has been lowered enough that he can attend SDCC instead of San Diego State University. Yes!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Joe came into the world at 10.10lbs and he's always been our biggest boy, except for that moment. James also weighed 10.10lbs believe it or not.
He's taller than any of his siblings have ever been at each age. Jared & Jake are about 6'2"-6'3" so I imagine he'll be at least 6'5" or so.
By the way, I saw the CUTEST baby last night at a baby shower. OH MY GOSH!!! This baby is gorgeous!!! You can see him at http://itsasunnylife.blogspot.com He is so handsome it's unbelievable.
Jesse & I went to SDCC to get his school books for the next semester. He couldn't believe he has to study this HUGE biology book in a semester.
I heard from my niece yesterday. Hi Jazzy! I haven't seen her in years and years and now she has two children of her own. Wow!
I think the time has come that I have to learn how to make Ethiopian food. The girls, especially Abi Mulu wants it more frequently.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
We went to the bay last week for Sarah's 17th birthday celebration. She shared a party with her friend Taylor. Taylor's dad rented a boat and gave the kids boat rides and rides on something he had hooked to the back of the boat.
Everyone had a great time with volleyball, swimming, playing in the sand, s'mores, croquet, playground time and visiting with friends. We roasted hot dogs and burgers with salads, cookies and cake.