"Mom, __ days till we go to Africa to see the boys. I can't wait." - Mae.
Even though Mae is not physically going with Dan and I, she totally is in heart and spirit. I get an update on the number of days till we leave every so often. :o) We are often in the mode of day dreaming about meeting the boys and wondering what it will be like for us and for them. Mae also says she is looking forward to being an OLDER sister and not the baby anymore. Sigh, life stages and changes. :o)
We have been collecting and picking up a few things here and there with excitement for the future of 2 more boys in our home. I went garage sale shopping with a dear friend a few weeks back and picked up a super cool little tykes black truck for S to ride inside. I'm sure E. will have fun with it too. I've been slowly adding a few baby boy things to the laundry, folding them and putting them in his dresser. Just beginning. The director from our international agency is in Ethiopia working and visiting. She is going to get an update and hopefully some good estimates on sizes for the boys - Foods they eat (especially the baby- formula or baby food?) When we go, Dan and I will be responsible for all there clothes/shoes/ food and needs while they are with us.
Today, we will begin taking off the old wall paper in E & S's room in preparation to paint. It will be great to get it completed so we can take photos to E. of what his room will look like when he comes to live with us.