Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Countdown to Christmas

We put up our Advent stockings tonight. Andrew was giddy naming off all the things he hopes are in his stocking tomorrow morning.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Daniel is 2. Almost 2 and a 1/2. That means that he is learning tons of new things and is trying desperately to talk. It also means a lot of tantrums. I mean a LOT. It would be aggravating if he wasn't so darn cute while he was tantruming.

This might be one of the cutest pictures of him ever.
When he's older, I'll tell him he was praying.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

First Thanksgiving

It's hard to believe that it's already been 9 months since my little pilgrim stepped off the Turkish Air Mayflower. It's strange to think that my 2.5 year old is celebrating his first Thanksgiving. I doubt that it was more than just a good meal to him but it meant a lot to me. :)
We spent it with Jill, Peter and the kids. The boys had a great time playing with the Thomas train set and hanging out in the jumpy room.

Jill brought out the Thomas train set for the boys to play with:

Andrew and Peter:

The kids made a fun, turkey pine cone craft.

The finished products:

His first Thanksgiving meal:
(his favorite part was the cornbread with green chilies)

Brotherly love:

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Readoption Day!

Daniel had his readoption court date today. It is not completely final yet but it was the most ceremonial part of the process.

Daniel had to be 'served' with a summons before we could go to court. He was not impressed.

My beautiful Ethiopian-American:

A family picture with the judge. Andrew was so proud of himself for posing like this:

And look who else was there with us...Sara and Abel. The boys were thrilled to spend the morning with 'Baby Abel'.

That afternoon, we had a few friends over (mostly Mommy's friends) and enjoyed some yummy Ethiopian food.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Piece of cake

We babysat for our friend, Sam, tonight. I thought that having 3 toddlers around would be way more work but they were all really well-behaved. Daniel showed off all through dinner. I've never seen that side of him before. It was hilarious.

Can you believe that he is only 3 months younger than Daniel? He's such a little peanut. Those jammies he's wearing are 18mos. Daniel's are 4Ts. My kid's a giant.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Another first at our house tonight. Andrew had homework. I know that's probably a big deal in every house but I'm a teacher. I was positively giddy at the idea of doing homework with my son. (and yes, I am fully aware that this will not be nearly as exciting when I have no clue how to help him with his jr. high math homework but for now, it's fun!).

He was very concerned with doing a good job. His coloring is amazing and he spent a lot of time making sure he had colored exactly the right number of leaves for each color.

I'm expecting a call from Harvard early Monday morning.

You knew he would have to get in on the action, didn't you?

My little lefties: