One year ago today, Ethiopian Airlines flight 501 touched down in Washington, D.C. After going through immigration, the USA had a new citizen, Festum Thomas Spears... a train wreck of a name; we'll be fixing that next month. To us, he is Carlisle Fitsum Spears; our Lisle. It's been a wonderful year getting to know our new little boy, filled with many joys and many challenges. He's done a ton of growing: physically he's about eight inches taller and ten pounds heavier; he's also speaking English, going to school, speech therapy, occupational therapy and playing organized sports...growing as a little person. We can't imagine life without him.
First Christmas home
Today at our house
Henry Doorly Zoo in September
Last month, hunting butterflies