Monthly Archives: September 2009

09.16.2009

Leaving in 3 days for my return trip to Ethiopia. Whew. I thought I had a lot completed, but realize I have so much left to accomplish before I leave for 1o or so days.  

Blogging really isn’t on the list of “to do’s”. 

Oh well.


09.12.2009

What we do in the in-between-time (the time we have after we drop Mastewal off – and before Afton goes to preschool)

 

We try to get into Roper's food and water

We try to get into Roper's food and water

We make sure Afton brushes his teeth

We make sure Afton brushes his teeth

 

We take pictures of mommy

We take pictures of mommy


09.09.2009

Kindergarten is going well for Mastewal

Preschool is going great for Afton

Myer and I are spending a lot of time together

I leave for Ethiopia in 10 9 days

Our washer and dryer (sometimes) went on the fritz in the middle of my laundry washing from our travels over the Labor Day

Here are few pics from our travels.  We had a wonderful time in Kentucky as usual

 

My Family

My Family

 

Playing with Cousin Cortney

Playing with Cousin Cortney

Learning to Pedal on his little bike

Learning to Pedal on his little bike

Cake for our Shower

Cake for our Shower

 

Such a Big Boy

Such a Big Boy

All Smiles

All Smiles


09.02.2009

I lost all my photos from Saturday through this morning. The computer froze and stopped downloading–and my original were also deleted on the camera. I had some 10 month pics of Myer and Afton’s “first day of preschool” pics.  

Afton loved the first day of preschool and there were no issues at the “drop off”. Yesterday and today he screamed like crazy. The school has all my numbers to call but the they said he calms down easily and has a blast while there.  I feel like I just “sit on the phone” waiting for them to call. I think they say they give them 15 minutes and if they haven’t calmed down they call.  I’ve yet to receive the phone call. When we (me and Myer) go to pick him up he’s always bursting to tell me what he did on our walks home.  It’s really precious. He also enjoys seeing Myer and Myer enjoys seeing him.  

I don’t have a “routine” yet–other than we all get up, eat, we walk Mastewal to school, then walk back home. One hour later we walk Afton to school then walk back. Myer and I start to walk/stroll back around 11:45 to pick up Afton. We eat lunch. Afton naps (and the last two days, Myer has as well) and then at 2:45 we walk to the school and pick up Mastewal.  Then we walk back. Mastewal takes her medicine and Afton has a snack.  

On Monday and Tuesday we’ve had evening activities. Monday we met with Manny and Meskerem, and Emma and Deborah. The children had a wonderful time at the park and then we went to have pizza. They all played so well together. I learned a few more words in Amharic and enjoyed my time with Meskerem and Emma.  The children were so exhausted, came home got baths and went straight to bed. Yesterday, Mastewal had her second soccer practice, she’s getting into it and seems to be showing her true colors more and more 🙂

So today we have a “normal” day. No evening activities. I think I’ll actually make dinner today (since I’ve been struggling to do that).  The last 3 days I’ve felt blessed to have a few more moments of “free time” that I’ve quickly filled up with packing and preparing for my Ethiopia trip. I’ve been enjoying this new transition to school and I know we’ll soon have it all down pat.