Thursday, October 28, 2010
A Busy Day in Addis Ababa
We were busy being tourists today. In the morning, we went to Entoto Mountain. The view of Addis Ababa from the top of the mountain was beautiful! While there, we visited the museum and old palace, and we learned a lot about Ethiopian history. Then we visited Kids' Care Orphanage, where our children spent the last 2 years of their lives. They asked to go say good-bye to their friends. It was sweet watching them giving their farewell hugs. Everyone did well except for little Brennan. he just wanted us to hold him, and he was happy when we left. After lunch we visited the Ethnographic Museum at Addis Ababa University where we learned more Ethiopian history. The kids were a little bored, but really got excited when we visited the musical instruments room. At the beginning of our museum visit, Brodie came running up to Brennan to share some "news" with him. We realized quickly that what he told him was that there was a lion at the top of the steps. When we made it to the top, Brennan started screaming. It was just a stuffed lion, but Brennan was terrified. We decided then that a visit to the Lion Zoo wasn't going to happen this week. We gave the kids watermelon with dinner tonight. We don't know if they have had it before, but they seemed to really like it. They giggled a lot as they spit out the seeds. We also let them each have 2 bananas which thrilled them. We are so pleased with how well they eat. Tomorrow we get the kids' visas, and in the evening we start our trip home. Please pray for health for all of us, safe travel, and that we can get through customs and immigration in Dallas quickly. Our next blog will be sent when we arrive at home! Thank you again for all the prayers! Please keep praying for us as we transition in to a family of nine. It is going to be a wild ride, but we are very excited!