Monday, June 8, 2009

Settling in

We are learning how to be a family of seven. Some things are harder, like readjusting to the total lack of privacy of the toddler/preschool years. Some things are fun, like watching the twins discover the swingset and the trampoline. We brought our three dogs and two cats back from the kennel today, too. I'm happy to report that beasts and small children are getting along reasonably well.


Jennifer said...

Oh they look so teeny tiny on that trampoline!

Becky and Naing said...

they are so sweet, glad the dog and cat introduction went well. When my sister brought their daughter home from the Ukraine, she screamed every time a pet walked by her for weeks.

Bennett said...

Paula I love it, love it, love it!!!!

They are sooo cute

Keep the pics and updates coming.


Jane said...

Just wanted to say Congratulations! We're in Lincoln and recently home with two brothers from Uganda. The first days home are such a fog, lovely and challenging all at the same time. Our boys are also professional pouters--I didn't know it wasn't specific to them! Glad to hear we're not alone!

debbie said...

We currently have a baby at one of the orphanages you visited, that we are waiting to bring home. Would love it if you could email us so we could ask some specific questions. If you have time. Best of luck with your girls. They are absolutely adorable.

Jamie said...


My name is Jamie Hedges. My husband and I are currently adopting through Carolina Hope (Nightlight) as well. Lisa had given us the link to your blog. I have enjoyed reading about your girls and your trip so much. We also looked through your pictures that you uploaded to SnapFish. Thank you so much for taking picture of our little boy (Nahome).
I saw when looking through your photos that you and your family went to an Ethiopian dinner and show. I was wondering where that was and how you set that up? I would love to be able to experience as much of Addis as possible while we are there. Also, along those lines, we had heard that the guest house did not want you to go out in public with your adoptive children very much. If so, did you go out to the dinner show before you picked up your girls? And were you able to go around and see the city any? I want to have a lot pictures for our little boy and I would also like to pick up some items to help him remember his culture. Anyway, I would love to hear more about your experiences over there and any suggestions of what we should go do/see or what to bring with us. I know that you are quite busy right now with your very adorable twins, so if and when you have time I would love to hear from you.

Again, thanks so much for the blog and pictures of our boy-

Lesley said...

Congratulations! The girls are adorable! I found your blog via the Ethiopian adoption yahoo group. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I look forward to even more.

We have are waiting to adopt from Ethiopia. We have requested a young child or twins. I am hoping for twin girls.

I'm with the last commenter, any info on traveling would be greatly appreciated!

Jen said...

Hi there,

Just found your blog through the chat group. I think we're with the same agency. We came home with our 1 yr old about 18 months ago. We're in process now for baby #2! It's great to see how well you all are doing and to read about your trip. It really is an amazing place, isn't it? The girls are lovely. What smiles! Take care!

Kristen said...

Awwww.... just darling!

I just loved reading the comments... how many wonderful families are adopting little ones and how God weaves your lives together!!