Christmas is New
And surprisingly, even baby Jesus is new. Ethiopia is a Christian nation yet our girls have never heard the nativity story. We've overheard some fun conversations as they try to piece it all together.
Our family just adopted two sibling orphans, Neti and Meke, from Ethiopia. This blogsite documents our thoughts and experiences on this journey.
On Monday we went to court to readopt our kids. I'm still not real sure what this accomplishes because legally our kids are our kids even without this step in the process. I think it has something to do with becoming citizens of the U.S. (at least that's what I've been telling people). We just do what we're told.
Tonight there was another battle for the same territory mentioned in yesterday's post. Kailey was upstairs reading a bedtime story to her two younger sisters - something I asked her to do so I could spend a little bit of time with Bethany. But instead of reading I heard the battle lines being drawn again.
Zipping down fuzzy full-body pajamas in the morning.
The authority structure according to Neti:
Our kids and our friends' kids wrasslin'.
Surely one of our readers knows the answer to this one.
It's been awhile since I've posted anything. Things have really been crazy with yet more new stuff for our family. Maybe I'll fill you in on that later.
Some good friends (we think) of ours anonymously ordered us beanbags with Amharic numbers and colors to help with the girls' retention of their language. (By the way, there's a great kid's Amharic book on this site too.)