Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Chloe getting to look inside the firetruck.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
For those of you not in Kentucky, tonight was Big Blue Madness (ie-the introduction to the UK basketball season). If you are not from KY, you have no idea how obsessed Kentuckians are with UK basketball. Yes, they are worse than Hoosiers and since I've lived in both states, I can attest to this. So Ababa was so excited to introduce his girls to UK hoops and Coach Cal. Mommy helped by breaking out the UK cheerleading outfits and the girls were thrilled to show their moves to the background music. Note to our grandparents and parents-we have no idea where the girls have learned these moves. You know Matt & I have no dancing skills whatsoever.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Many people have commented on how happy our girls seem in all the pictures. I usually joke and say that's because I take 200 pictures a day and post the 4 best ones. But the truth is, they are usually very happy. Essie has been fighting a cold this past week and one morning I heard her waking up in her room whistling in between coughing spells. She really is one of the happiest kids I know. She also loves to make people laugh. Chloe is our drama queen and loves to mock people or relay stories about other people to get a laugh. *I have no idea where she gets this. =)* They both love to sing and dance and play their musical instruments. They also love when mommy's clients come over to the house because they 1) get to watch a movie while mommy talks with her "friends" and 2) they then get to entertain our guests. This arrangement has so far worked out well minus a few embarrassing moments (see previous posts). They have also been wonderful ambassadors for adoption and specifically adoption of older children and of children from Ethiopia. Every night, I go to bed completely exhausted, but feeling completely blessed to be able to call these girls my daughters.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Essie, "MOMMY, Where are you?"
*little footsteps bang down the stair*
Essie, "Mommy, what are you doing?"
"I'm going potty, honey."
Essie, "I'm hungry, mama."
"ok, honey, when mommy is done going potty, I will make lunch."
Essie, "But mommy, I'm hungryyyyyyyy."
Mommy, "I know, honey, but mommy is going potty right now. As soon as I'm done, I'll make lunch."
Essie *while opening the bathroom door*, "But mommy, I'm bery (very) hungry!!"
"ok, honey, PLEASE shut the door. I'm almost done." *Essie sulks away from door.*
Before Essie is halfway up the steps, I hear another set of foorsteps coming down the steps.
Chloe, "MOMMY, where are you?"
Chloe *while cracking the bathroom door*, "What ya doing mommy?"
"Going potty. Please shut the door and give mommy some privacy."
Chloe, "you goin' potty?"
"Yes, Honey, please shut the door!"
Chloe, "ok, mommy." *Chloe sulks away.*
No more than 2 seconds later I hear another scratch at the door. At this point, Mommy is exasperated and gives up on having a few moment of peace in the bathroom. I open the bathroom door in utter frustration to see our dog, Caesar, standing there. Are you kidding me? Even the dog won't let me pee in peace.
Today, Essie relays the above story about mommy being in the bathroom to some of my clients.