Sunday, December 20, 2009

Birthdays and More

As promised from the post last month, here are photos of the kids building their fort. They added cardboard boxes to keep out the wind. I think there might even be a laundry line strung across the top of their window.

Thanksgiving. The kids said they did not have turkeys in Ethiopia. We had major discussions on who was going to eat the turkey legs because all three of our new kids wanted them!

Around our house, birthdays are ushered in with breakfast in bed. Madison turned 13. Wow, we have a teenager in the house!

Madison wanted to go to a Japanese hibachi restaurant for her 13th birthday.

We had a skating party for Madison, Ellyn and Corinne. Dustin's mom made her special doll cakes for the twins.

We were so honored that our new friends, Bahiru and Hiwot, joined us for the birthday party.

It was great to have family celebrate with us for the twins' first birthday in America.

A quick pic after the performance of our church Christmas play. Aren't they adorable?

Ellyn and Corinne's turn for their birthday breakfast in bed. They turned 8!

Sage is going to kill me when he sees this photo on our blog. I just couldn't resist snapping a picture of him as he helped the girls paint their fingernails. When he's not tormenting and pestering, he is a wonderful big brother.


Rebecca said...

I love that you've blogged this week!

So fun to see all the kids birthday celebrations. ALL of your kids are adorable.

Jessica said...

Sage is so sweet! What an awesome brother! Love you guys

Chatter said...

I love the fort! It reminds me of something my siblings and I would have done when we were little. It was so lovely to meet all of you tonight!! I will definitely stop by again soon :)

Chandra (Biruk's mama)