A journal of a Kentucky family and our adoptions from Ethiopia
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Ethiopia Trip, Part 2: Hanging Out in Addis
On Sunday afternoon we arrived back in Addis Ababa from our trip out to Kamashi, and we went right to the transition house to pick up the girls. Then it was a week of waiting for appointments and visas before we could leave on Thursday:
Arriving at the transition house
Our first family photo! The girls call Amy "mommy" and Matt "ababa", which is "daddy" in Amharic.
Opening presents in our room at the guest house
Listening to music on Daddy's mp3 player
Driving to the US Embassy to apply for the girls' visas
Watching schoolchildren play in the yard next door
Watching a Disney movie on the laptop
The Amharic word for car is "makeena", and the girls loved scooting their suitcase around the room shouting "Makeena! Makeena!"