Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Another good day.  Both grandma's came over again and he did great.  Later in the evening we needed to do a little shopping so we took him on his first shopping trip.  He is so curious about everything he just looked around the whole time taking everything in.  Still getting used to the car seat as he has never been in one until now.  Does pretty good.  Cries a little putting him in but is fine afterwards.  We head to the pediatrician this morning for his first check up.  The only thing we are having a few problems with is the sleeping.  We are going to switch somethings around.  We think the crib is reminding him of his time at the orphanage so we are going to try some new things.  We knew this was going to be one of the hardest parts and have heard the same from many adopting families.

This is inside the Saviour Orthodox church in the Bole region of Addis Ababa.  This is the beginning of the Christmas service which begins at 8 pm and finishes at 3 am.  We didn't stay for the service but wanted to see what it was like.

Hanging outside on the porch.  We were able to get a few laughs out of him.  

This is at Maryam Church (St. Mary Church) atop Entoto Mountain.  Almost all of the older Orthodox churches look like this.  There are many throughout the city.

This was our tenth attempt to get a pic with him looking at the camera.  We were never able to. 

This is a pic of the home we stayed at.  In the pic is myself, Teddy, and the helper Genet.


4 comments:

Jess said...

The sleeping thing will certainly work out :) He is gorgeous and his smile...wow! Thanks so much for posting updates...it is great to hear how everything is working out so well! Much love!

Emily said...

Glad to hear you guys are doing well! I love the picture of him looking up at you guys as if to say, "yep, those are my silly parents!"

Thanks for keeping us posted!
Emily

Kevin said...

love checking in on your blog guys...these pictures are great and you both seem so happy...well deserved!! peace!

Angela said...

I think it's precious that he's looking at his daddy in the family picture!! :) Love you guys!!