Monday, March 14, 2011

7 Months Home

Today is the 7 month mark for the boys' homecoming. By far, it was the best day we've had in a long time. The cynic in me cringes to think of what tomorrow will bring, but I'm going to rejoice in today and not let the Devil steel my joy. AJ helped me cook some yummy Ethiopian food while Mickey told me about the garden he grew at the orphanage in ET. He said once our adoption agency director told him that he and AJ would become brothers, he used to take AJ sweet potatoes from his garden that he had roasted in a fire. We made plans to grow lots of sweet potatoes this summer in our garden, which, if the weather holds out, we'll start working on this Friday, since the kids are out of school for some unknown reason.

Since its pouring rain again outside and I needed to do Chloe's hair, we a
ll watched Flight of the Navigator tonight (which apparently was edited for language when I watched it on the Disney Channel as a kid, dang it!) I was running out of time to finish a thousand braids in Chloe's hair, so Mickey volunteered to help me finish. He's a good braider, just needs to work on his finishing technique. (HA!) He wanted to take his picture (below) with the finished product and of course Essie couldn't be left out.
I did Essie's hair on Saturday so didn't want to leave her lovely locks out of this post.


Emy said...

Happy 7 months home! The sweet potato story was SO SWEET!!! I can't get over how long the girls' hair is now!!! :o)

Colton's Journey said...

Glad today was a great day! How often do you have to do their hair...did it take a while to learn how to braid it? What beautiful kidS!

CatchingSomeZZzz said...

Great job! Was it hard to learn to do their hair? I'm glad your son can help. :)

Looking forward to learning more about your adoptions through the blog!

The Gutmans' said...

Precious!! Enjoyed our little visit on Saturday, thanks!!!

Kim said...

I am brand new to your blog, but I just had to stop by to say that you have a BEAUTIFUL family!