Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ethiopia Happenings...

Things in Ethiopia are going really well...we have settled into a routine with CT and he is doing beautifully. He still has some sad moments that are to be expected, but overall he is growing more and more attached to us. He prefers for mommy to hold him at all times unless he is in wild man mode and is running around crashing toy cars, kicking and throwing balls, and just over all being wild and destructive! He loves to play with daddy, but always come back to snug with mommy :)

He is the most precious little boy and is really SO smart. He imitates everything we do and is already using English words! He says yes, no, thank you, here you go, and uh oh! He loves to roll his eyes and make silly faces...he is constantly making us laugh! He doesn't really turn on until the after noon, but when he does it's really a sight!

We have had the guest house to ourselves which has surprisingly been very nice and relaxing. It's so different than a house full of great friends that had the last time that we were here, but I think it's been really good for CT to have alone time with mommy and daddy.  We have had fun hanging out with our friend Yonatan who runs the guest house and tomorrow we are going to dinner with some friends who live out of state and are adopting a little boy through a different agency. We met during our last trip and have gone through the same process with the USE and USCIS on the exact same timeline - so it will be nice to see them in person again and not via facebook!

Today we went to Mountain Entoto which was where the city of Addis Ababa was first settled. I believe it's also the highest point in Addis. We got to experience the beautiful views as well as visit the first church in Addis which was carved into the limestone into the side of the mountain. We learned a lot of very cool facts!

CT is sleeping really well...he woke up one time the other night, but other than that is sleeping straight through the night. He is getting over an ear infection and cold, but seemed to be feeling much better today since he has been fever free!

Unfortunately the wifi isn't exactly supporting me uploading lots of pics to blogger, so I've given up on that for the night...I'll add more later or at least do a big blog post of pictures once we get back home...

Love from Ethiopia,


Heather said...

I'm so happy to hear that things are going so well! I can't wait to see his sweet face in person and watch you guys (finally!!!) be able to settle into life as a family if 5. And it will be good to have a friend who has some experience with a BOY!!!! :) hehe
Love you guys and praying for an enjoyable rest of your stay and a safe tripe home!