That’s right…in our humble opinion, the absolutely cutest and most beautiful 7 month old boy on the face of the earth J We thank you all so much for all your kind posts and prayers. We have definitely felt it! Today started with a “paper work session” where we got all the necessary embassy/immigration paperwork completed with the help of Rachel. After that, we did some souvenir shopping, had lunch at the Hilton and then went to the Transition Home to pick up our bundles of joy. It was once again a surreal experience seeing our gifts from God and getting to interact with many of your wonderful children as well. We were able to hand out all the packages to the respective children. They are all adorable and it was so fun to watch the joy and happiness on their faces as they received and opened the items from their parents. We took lots of pictures, though not as many as yesterday J After a few hours at the Transition Home, we said some tearful and difficult goodbye’s to those nannies who have mothered our children for the last months…it was amazing to see their genuine love for these little ones…we came back to the hotel and got settled in a bit – basically, we laid on the bed staring at our son who seemed quite pleased with himself and his new toys. He got a bottle and made it quite clear that the temperature was sub-par…once that was remedied, he did what we thought he’d do…he sucked that baby dry! As we got ready to head upstairs (restaurant) for dinner, Ezana decided to empty his bottle right back onto “papa”. After a quick wardrobe change we headed upstairs only to be greeted with some more displays of Ethiopian’s love of children. As we prepared to order, our waitress came by and promptly took our son and “mama’d” all over him during our entire dinner, ensuring that we were able to eat in peace…it was the sweetest thing!
Well, we will keep this post short and without pictures as we’re “pooped’ (no pun intended) and need to get some rest for our embassy appointment tomorrow. We covet your continued prayers.
With all our love,
Dietrich, Amy & Ezana
P.S. Kari, Helen sends her love to you all and Zoie - she loves you all to death!