Monthly Archives: June 2009

06.27.2009

**Myer cut his 3rd tooth**

Saturday we drove to the Dayton area for my friend’s reception. Her wedding took place on the same day that we left for Ethiopia, so we were unable to attend. Fortunately, they held this reception in Ohio (they live in Colorado) so we were able to make the trip and attend.The kids were so excited to wear their luau clothes (Afton was most excited), and I think they looked cute.  We also attempted another family photo.  Afton really needed his nap so he would not cooperate.

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06.25.2009

We tried to take some family photos one evening last week. Easier said than done. It was also very spontaneous on my part, so I don’t know what I was expecting. I was able to get a few good shots.

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06.24.2009

I’m so excited that we got together with Manny and his mother Meskerem. I hope we can keep it up.  I was just as excited to see them as Afton and Mastewal were. Maybe Meskerem can teach me some Ethiopian recipes (in the future).  We started our playdate early at Jackson Park and then headed to Neale School. We were trying to beat the heat, but it got hot quickly.  I believe a good time was had by all and I can’t wait for the next playdate.  

Manny and Afton

Manny and Afton

 

I think he's ready to go

I think he's ready to go

 

Manny

Manny

 

Manny and Mastewal

Manny and Mastewal

 

Myer trying to keep cool

Myer trying to keep cool

 

Manny

Manny

 


06.23.2009

He’s getting so BIG!

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06.22.2009

It was back to the Dentist for me.  It seems that the bruising on my face was from biting my cheek while my mouth was numb.  

I’m thankful for Marilyn and Emily for watching the children on short notice.  

THANKS!


06.20.2009

Saturday: I finally got my haircut (and caught up with an old friend) I have bangs now, and I’m liking them. I don’t feel as bad when I wear my hair in ponytail now. Maybe I’ll post a pic soon, we’ll see.

While I was getting my hair cut Seth got the kids ready and headed to the MultiCultural Festival to hear the Africa University Choir. I met up with them there and we enjoyed the performance.  We stayed for a bit, but the kids were getting hot and we took a break for some lunch and a little drive.  We returned and listened to Simple Gifts and Babatunde Lea. After those performances we went home for dinner and downtime.  We ventured back out the festival that evening and I’m glad we did.  We met up with friends and ran into Meskerem and her husband, “Teddy” (with their son “Manny”).  I was so glad (because I was supposed to call her, but hadn’t yet) because we’d met at the doctor’s office a few weeks earlier and I (we) wanted to get the children together to play. Our friends’ friend was also there and it was great to make so many Ethiopian connections that evening–and over the weekend. We (and the kids, despite what Mastewal says) really enjoyed ourselves.

 

Afton and Mastewal enjoying the Africa University Choir

Afton and Mastewal enjoying the Africa University Choir

 

Myer and Seth enjoying the music

Myer and Seth enjoying the music

 

Africa University Choir

Africa University Choir

 

Mastewal Hula Hoopin' to Babatunde Lea

Mastewal Hula Hoopin' to Babatunde Lea

 

Still Hoopin' to Babatunde Lea

Still Hoopin' to Babatunde Lea

 

Afton Most Interested In: Finding a Shh-nack in the bag

Afton Most Interested In: Finding a Shh-nack in the bag


06.15.2009

While we were in Kentucky we were able to meet up with Afton and Mastewal’s friends from Ethiopia (although they said they didn’t remember Mastewal). They were all at our agency’s transition house at the same time, we met them when we traveled–and it’s nice that they live only 30 minutes from my family in Kentucky.  We hope we’re able to meet often, when we visit family in KY. You can check out more pics from Amy’s blog post.

 

Afton and Essie

Afton and Essie

 

Afton and Essie

Afton and Essie

 

Chloe

Chloe

 

Chloe

Chloe

 

Mastewal

Mastewal

 

Afton Pouting

Afton Pouting

Essie

Essie

 

Essie

Essie

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