Thursday, May 6, 2010

First Snow

So it snowed last night. The girls didn't even register that something was different until I told them to look out the window. They didn't seem to know what to think. So I suited them up in the winter coats I had for next year (read: too big) and let them out in it after breakfast. They didn't seem to mind it too much. Of course it wasn't as cold as it will be next winter so this was sort of a nice introduction.

Here's Meskerem:

and Kidist:
On another note, we went to the dentist for the first time today. The office was great with the girls and they were very cooperative in getting their x-rays done and teeth cleaned. Between them there are about a dozen cavities and we will start working on those in June. The dentist says that Meskerem is probably at least 6 1/2 and Kidist is 3 1/2, if not 4, based on their teeth.


  1. Wow, what a great scene - their first snow and its May! Also, I knew their ages were uncertain before you went, but didn't realize that they were still unknown now - that the dentist would be providing this vital piece of information is just unexpected for me as an adoption naive individual.

  2. The birthdates (and therefore the ages) I was given were randomly assigned by the court when the birth certificates were made up. I was not surprised that there was a pretty big discrepancy. It is to be expected in Ethiopian adoptions.