Sunday, February 21, 2010

Africa Update

Hi! A lot has happened since yesterday! Here's a quick update...
 
We took a short van ride to Hannah's Hope to meet our boys yesterday afternoon. We waited in a play area while they went to get the boys and bring them out. The first time I saw Fikadu he was wearing a red & white striped shirt and bright pink heart shaped sunglasses. He looked like a little rock star. =) Both boys were very hesitant at first. Fikadu warmed up when I got out some little plastic flying helicopter toys that we brought. You silde them up a stick and the discs fly. He loved it. we played together a long time. Abush let Cris hold him the whole time, but he didn't want to look at her. every time she looked at him he would look away. He has warmed up a lot since then.
 
We came back to the hotel, had baths (cold ones) and put them in new clean jammies. Fikadu brushes his teeth and washes his hands really well. Such a big boy. Both boys love the electronic toys that Cris brought for them. they love the flashing lights. They both love to play with my cell pjhone & iPod too. Abush likes to chew on them both. =) The boys both sit really well. Cris sang them to sleep. She slept in the big bed with Abush and Fikadu & I slept in 2 twin beds in the same room. Cris & I didn't sleep much. Too much on our minds I guess. We woke up to smiles and giggles from the boys.
 
Today we had to be up early to go to our Embassy appointment. We are waiting in the lobby for the shuttle as I write this. I hope to post a picture or two later today!
Love to you all! We miss you & can't wait to be home.
 
~C&C

15 comments:

  1. WOWZERS!!!! It sounds like a dream-come-true kind of meeting! I can't wait for those pictures....!!!

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  2. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...so happy for you all!! Praising God!! kristi

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  3. What a perfect day! So very happy for your family. What a blessing you are to your boys, and your boys are to you. I can "picture" your time together. Thank you, Lord!

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  4. I too can just see you sitting and playing with Tyson Fikdu and Cris holding Tatum Abush - trying to get him to look at her. So glad your night went well. Trust all goes well today. More than likely you are already done with the embassy and it is all official! YAY! PRAISE GOD from whom all blessings (especially two little boys) flow.

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  5. Thanks so much for keeping us updated. I check every hour or so to see if we have heard anything new.

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  6. can't stop thinking of you guys. so glad to hear things are going well. praising God!!!!

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  7. oh it sounds wonderful! can't wait for your next post!

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  8. Sooooooo exciting! Looking forward to more updates!!

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  9. I'm so excited for you all. The boys sound wonderful and I know you are making memories that will last a lifetime! Soak in all of Ethiopia while you are there. It's a beautiful country with beautiful people! I'm keeping you in our prayers!

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  10. Tears of JOY rolling down my cheeks!!!!

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  11. SO happy for you guys! The pictures are wonderful! Made me want to cry! The boys are adorable! How nice it will be when all six of you can pose together, huh? =) Praying for you!

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  12. P.S. Praying for your girls, too.

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  13. ahhh the pictures make me cry!!! Hope your week continues to be amazing!!!

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  14. Thanks for the wonderful updates....I didn't even expect any but am so glad you have internet access. Yea. So glad meeting them went well and it just warmed my heart to read how Fikadu liked to play with the hellicopter....the boys all said "we have one of those" and were so excited. So glad they woke up in smiles too. How precious!!!

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  15. SO INCREDIBLE!!!!

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