Welcome. This is part of our story about how God is building our family through adoption and teaching us about HIS family. Going through this process is giving us more understanding about how He has adopted us. We are HIS children, still growing and maturing and developing in our relationship with Him.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

brief update

Tues. We went to a park outside the Hilton Hotel. Had fun playing. We could tell Ephraim was a bit reserved due to all the other children there. We think it was an after school program. Dan had to pay a fee to take photos at the park. There were also guards around the park. One made the other children get off the swing so Ephraim could have a turn. We felt a little uncomfortable but said Thanks and took our turn. He was trying to be kind. We definitely stuck out as being a bit different. We got some fun photos though.
We also tried to do some more shopping but it is a big challenge for us. Dan and I may just be market place challenged....not our specialty.
Sisay is really moving. He can even walk a short distance without help but usually holds a hand....most of the time carried. He is preferring Mommy and has started showing his likes and DISLIKES. He has a bit of a temper and would like to challenge us on diaper changes, bed time and ?? who knows. The first day he really didn't eat or take much of a bottle...but started back to normal yesterday.
Ephraim is doing well... coming along on his English and Madeline is a favorite. He saves the chair for her at mealtime. He came up and gave me a kiss on the cheek when he was playing last night. :o) yea!

Today - Wed. we are laying low... and resting. Madeline had a rough night last night and so did Sisay, which means Mom and Dad didn't get as much either. We took a little walk earlier and have just been hanging out playing Connect Four, Punching Ballons, Cars and chatting. Dan is trying to convince Sisay to take a nap since he is obviously tired but he is not easily convinced.
Better go.
Love you Toby and Mae. SO Looking forward to seeing you and hugging you - big time!

1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love the pics! We just finished lookng at them with Mae! She came again today to do school with us, much to Hannah's delight! We are busy working on IEW. She is missing you all, but doing great!
    I love the smiles on Ephraim's face. They are priceless. It never ceases to amaze me how the countenance on these precious little ones faces changes when they have a family to call their own. Can't wait to see and welcome them in person. Thanks for posting the pics.
    Grace & Peace,


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