I just had to share this picture of Dimples making her after-school snack. She put a whole turkey leg on a tortilla, and doused it with Tabasco sauce, berbere, and chili powder. She ate nearly the entire thing.
Yesterday we had the extra special joy of meeting our friends’ new son who just arrived from Ethiopia on Saturday. I took a few quick candids. Here is Ladybug tying N’s shoe while Dimples poses. The other picture is of some of the older sisters. Ladybug happened to be standing in front of the window and looks just a wee bit washed out.
I can’t tell you how happy we are to see our dear friends adopt a little guy from Ethiopia. We now share a love for Ethiopia, and can support one another through this complex experience. You can follow Signe’s blog as N. settles in to his new family.
I just finished reading one of the very best books I have ever read on parenting. I hope to blog about it in the next day or so.
I’ve gotten a few great responses about how some of you have come up with the funds for your adoptions. I would love to hear from more of you. Here is the question, in case you didn’t see it the first time:
My husband and I are contemplating another adoption. We didn’t get much help at all the last time and we really need to raise money if we do this again. We didn’t have any luck with grants with our first adoption, but I do know there are a lot of those out there. What other fund raising ideas have people tried that worked? Are there pitfalls to avoid? Tax issues?
Please email your answers to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave them as a comment. I’ll post all of the responses later this week.
And one quick bit of Honeybee humor. She came home from school telling me that her class was going on a fieldtrip to a “big water”. Today was the big day and they went to see the ballet Swan Lake. She said there wasn’t a big water, but they danced and didn’t “talk even one word”!
Have a great evening – I’ll be back soon.
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