Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Starting our good-byes

This morning after breakfast the housekeepers grabbed Lemat and braided her hair in our room. She was so good, sitting there quietly on the stairs and looking in the mirror for a good 45 minutes while they twisted and braided and worked their magic. She is so beautiful, and I think her hairstyle highlights her gorgeous eyes. The kids were just goofing around today, laughing hysterically with balloons and balls, arguing over certain cars or the telephone, chasing bubbles and joking with the security guards. It's hard to imagine that families are starting to make their way home tonight, and tomorrow I will leave! Everyone lives all over the US, literally on both coasts, north and south. I hope there is a way to keep in touch and let the kids stay in contact with each other as they grow up.. to celebrate their successes and for support as they face common challenges.

Look at these buddies! They chatter away, laughing and giggling so much you know they each must have a really playful personality.

The last picture is the roof where we spent so much time playing- see those crosses? Perfect width for a little boy's head. That is Leah up there with precious Tamire. Oh how I wish you lived closer!!!
In the afternoon I took a walk to get some souvenirs, and on the way home I stopped by a spice shop to buy kilos of shiro and berbere! If you walk out of the TDS Hotel, turn right on Cameroon. Cross the street/alleyway that leads to the guesthouse, and just a bit on the right is an unnamed spice shop where you can buy snacks, spices, and some little pottery pieces. Zufan says that this is where she buys her spices for TDS! Right beyond this spice shop is the restaurant 17-17, that serves traditional ET food at incredibly cheap prices.

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