Monday, September 10, 2012

Our Ethiopia Trip Monday-Tuesday

 Once you take official custody of your child, there is not a lot to do. Ethiopia law limits how much you and where you can take your child, so much of the time is just spent in your hotel room, and in the courtyard playing 

As you can see when she woke up the next morning, she was still unsure of what was going on, but her brothers were excited and eager to help her.

Once she got her bottle, everything was right with the world!

She played with her brothers, discovered how much fun bubbles could be, and cuddled with Daddy! Here, Renee accused her of being a Daddys girl, and I think she still is. 

We discovered how much she loved to be tickled, and how much she enjoys a bath.

We gave her and her brothers some injera, the main Ethiopian food. We were not sure what she would eat, but knew she would love this and we were right. Her brothers were also VERY happy to have injera again. 

While you are not supposed to "show off" your new child, you are allowed to go shopping and take them a few places. So we did, we went to the main place all the tourists go, and we actually saw Patrick, he is a parent of an Ethiopia child, and we traveled with him and his wife the first time we went to Ethiopia. He was there on a humanitarian trip, and it was an amazing coincidence to see him. 

She also figured out how to use Daddy's ipad. How kids just know how to do this is beyond me...but she does! All in all, it was a great 2 days. You can really see how she is bonding and adapting to her new life. 

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