Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Two more pictures

My dad did a sort of photo shoot while he was here visiting. Here are two of the pictures that he took. We are all wearing dresses that I bought in Ethiopia.








Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Finally...an update with pictures

So, it has been awhile since I last posted pictures. A lot has happened in that period of time. So here are some pictures of what we have been doing for the last 6 weeks or so.

I took them to the high school pow-wow and they were very intrigued by these little girls.

Kidist at the pow-wow:

Meskerem at the pow-wow:

They played outside in their winter hats in 70-degree weather.

Papa (my dad) and Ayat (Amharic for grandma, my step-mom) came to visit and a great time was had by all.
Napping with Papa:

They got new twin beds and got to ride the new mattress in Costco:


Papa also built a REALLY cool swing-set/fort:

We went to the Country Fun Day at the museum where:

Meskerem had her first popsicle:

And rode a tractor for the first time:

They have been to the pool a few times (getting ready for our up-coming trip to Chico Hot Springs).

The girls with my good friend Kalah (I just got a new waterproof digital camera):

Kidist under water:

Meskerem under water:

They have "borrowed" mommy's scarves to carry their "babies" around. This is traditionally how children are carried. I think it is great that they do it too:
There is a lot more to share, but I think that is enough for now. If you are still reading, Thanks. I will try to post more pictures when we are home from Chico next week. I go back to work on July 8 so don't expect much after that until we get into our new routine.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm Still Here

I know, it has been awhile since I posted anything. I will soon, I promise. In the meantime, things are going fairly well. I hope to get some pictures uploaded tomorrow afternoon. My dad took some gorgeous ones of the girls and I have some fun ones too. Anyway, I know several of you were wondering what was going on so figured I better let you know I am alive.