Wednesday, February 6, 2013

1st Day of School

An opportunity arose for Jack and Hannah to be a part of a 3 year old class that is just forming.

So...last Friday Jack and Hannah started school.

They will be going to school on Fridays from 9-12.  There are 5 kids in their class.

Jack told me EVERYTHING they did and Hannah waited hours before telling me anything.
Even then I only got information by asking specific and direct questions.

1st day was a success and they are both excited to go back again this week.  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Melkam Genna!

This year we celebrated Ethiopian Christmas.  It is celebrated on January 7th each year.

There is an Ethiopian church in Denver that graciously offered to host Genna for ET adoptive families.  When we received the invitation we knew we had to go!

It was good for so many reasons.  We want to expose our family/daughter to Ethiopian culture.  We want Hannah to see and know other Ethiopians.  This was perfect timing because she likes to ask "will there be anyone who is brown and has curly hair like me?"  when we go to new places.  She has become interested in her skin color and notices that she has curly hair.

H says she is "brown" and calls myself and her dad "shiny."
Her brother says Hannah is "brown" and he is "gold."

Watching the coffee ceremony

Aside from seeing lots of beautiful Ethiopian children all gathered in one place we met other adoptive families, talked to some of the hosts, drank delicious coffee, and stuffed ourselves full of Ethiopian food.  A good time was had by all and I already look forward to celebrating again next year!

 At least one of my children likes coffee!

Jack, Sami (someone who knew hannah when she was in Ethiopia), and Hannah