well here we all are, and i would say everyone is feeling good, johnny is happy happy baby, a little asthma, and just crazy for his momma, he cries when he sees me and must be held or in a pack on my back and then he laughs as i hold him all day long, 26 lbs of love,he is a joy, tigist so very funny and smart loves to tell me how to mother and how i should not be holding him so much, she is such a care giver and would do anything for me, sometimes she sees i am tired and tells me go, go to sleep and she is serious, now this is during the day and so i don't take her offer to run the house while i sleep, she loves all animals, deeply, loves to ride horses and is so confident and a great friend, and one of her favorite things is to boss her sister around, and fighting over shoes and clothes, woo hoo, i'd say they are excellent at that now, thankfully they do have their sisterly momments, like the other night, they should have been asleep and i go up and they are just sitting there talking, one on a stool and the other on the potty, oh mom, they tell me, we are just talking about our outfits and justin bieber, well of course! she is such a blessing, a perfect fit for our family, my older kids have been great, and my husband.... the very best, lucky me
everyone adjusting finally, beautifully! busy busy busy, don't know how you blogger friends keep up, girls are doing great,they have decided they love each other, after many weeks of a fussy, but sweet as pie baby, he's getting tubes in his ears monday, yay, never thought i would say that, we are blessed by these children, they are amazing
everyone home safe and sound, it has been wild and crazy with 7 kiddos, would not trade it for anything, everyone is adjusting to each other and finding their new place, and oh my, i have a baby again, that crawls! and did i say that my wonderful husband brought them both home all by himself, life is full!
Well the plan was in march or April to pick up the kids, Gods plans.. .. next week! We are so excited! A sweet bloggy friend helped me do all the paperwork, unbelievable, what gift! Got everything notarized today. My kids all helped me move furniture and fix up the girls room, mahlet packed up all the suitcases and filled the diaper bag, she is soooo excited, she has shared her favorite things with her new sister, laid out her outfits she thinks she will like and has snacks packed for all of them, tomorrow, paint the baby room and fill it! Thank you friends
we passed court, they are ours, they were both as sweet as i could have imagined, a new journey begins, now we will get rooms ready and prepare for them to come home, how do you really do that? we are now waiting for an embassy date, who knows when that will be, we expext to be traveling in march sometime to bring them home, they really were both all smiles and full of joy, they are amazing,it was very hard to leave them there,i believe she understands we are coming back and what is going on, she wanted to go on the airlplane with us, break my heart... thank you again for all your prayers
a quick update, we leave in just a few days, our court date is Jan 18, praying to pass for 2 kiddos, we have received many updates and photos of our sweet ones waiting in Ethiopia, both are all smiles we hear, amazing! we can't wait to meet them so very soon, Mahlet is such a snuggle bug, loves getting kissed and dishing them out, prays for both of them everyday and reminds me of how i am going to have to change his diaper and carry him, and how she will be twins now with her new sister because they are the same.....and her hair, yes we added extensions to her own hair and it is rather messy, it's starting to all twist together(i untwist it daily), so we will see how long it will last.