Wednesday, August 26, 2009

She Has a Funny Walk....

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I know what you are thinking...

Is Julie just going to post videos of her kids now?

Yes.

At least until I feel better.

One of the side effects of bonding and attaching can be sharing things like....

Parasites.

Ringworm.

and Pinkeye.


Totally worth it.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Melese, Gobez!

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Getting to know each other in Ethiopia. Gobez means- good job!

And yes, she has pilfered all of my headbands and jewelry. Like I said, the girl likes accessories.

Anyone know what the heck she is saying? The social workers didn't know either, but they did agree that she was cute.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

This is...

This is my daughter Meaza...

She is about to wake up from her nap, so I don't have much time. She is beautiful, joyful, and affectionate. She is funny. She is grieving. She is feisty. She loves pink, and accessories. She loves chicken, and mangoes. She can make her brother smile instantly. When she is near him, and I am holding him, I can feel his heart rate slow down.

She is mine and I am hers.

This is my son Melese...


He is, as suspected, a chunk of love. A love so chunky, that it cannot be contained in a baby legs leg warmer. He is sweet, and smiley. He is a velcro baby and cannot be put down. He much prefers donated breast milk over sugary orphanage formula. He loves his sister more than anyone. His eyes are huge, and he already knows how to kiss on the lips.

He is mine and I am his.

There is joy.