First, I want to say Madeline, Toby and Mae... Dad and I love you so much and miss you. I'm homesick for you! It is difficult that my heart is now two continents. I can hardly wait to get home to see you and at the same time tomorrow is going to be a very difficult day to say goodbye to Ephraim and Sisay (Silas).
Thanks for your prayers. Sisay's congestion is much better than when we first arrived.
Sisay is a character. He is very ticklish, jabbers and laughs. He is also a QUICK - his hands are fast to grab what he wants or he can flip/ turn during a diaper change like a flash. Whoo. Keeping us on our toes and Dan and I are ready to make a plan of action. BUT he is also a charmer with his big eyes and 2 teeth grin.
Ephraim seems pretty serious and really watches to take things in...but when we have him alone in our room some silly playing begins to happen. He likes playing outside with a ball and he is pretty good at jump rope. One of the favorites has been balloons! He is repeating what we say ... like "Say Thank you." putting "say" in front of whatever we try to teach him to say. Dan and I can see a bit of each of our kids in Ephraim. Madeline - Ephraim likes to organize his toys. Toby - the beach ball got a hole in it and he took it to our room and on his own pulled the hole together and patched it with the stickers we had given him. And Mae....we hear him singing to himself on and off. Each one of these things reminded us of you kids.
Going to close this post. Dan has some photos ready so I'll do that next.