We arrived in Addis Ababa on Thursday night about 7:30, and we left for the 12-hour drive to Kamashi at 4am Friday. We stayed at the Kamashi Boys Orphanage where 150 precious young men live. On Saturday, we went to the girls' village and met their father, their grandfather, their aunt (who raised them), and their older brother and sister. We were able to go into the hut where they grew up. It was an amazing experience, and one that will be important to the girls someday. Also on Saturday we found a 10-month-old baby who was abandoned by her mother, and we brought her back to Addis Ababa on Sunday.
Since we arrived in Addis about 4:30pm, and we had to take the little abandoned baby to the transition home, we were able to go ahead and pick up our girls tonight! We have had lots of fun with them already, including bath time. They are very energetic girls who laugh until their bellies hurt. What a change from the first pictures we saw! They were very excited to see socks in their suitcase, and we had to try those on right away. It was a very big deal.
We will try to post more later and maybe some pictures if the internet cooperates, but it is dialup.