The days on the long road of one families Ethiopian Adoption

This blog started out as a way to record the twists, turns, highs and lows in my families journey to adopt siblings from Ethiopia. Now our children are home and we have just finished celebrating our first year as a family.

I'm Kimberly (or Fendesha), an adventurous person who aspires to be a vagabond- but for now- I spend all of my free time travelling and my down time thinking of travelling. I'm a mom of 3 (the oldest being my gorgeous canine companion), a IT project manager, and on occasion I find myself the primary writer of this blog.

Happy Reading and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Childproofing 101-a pictoral review

Childproofing 101. Week 1-A pictorial review...

1) make food that will be quick and simple to eat and empty all of your hiding spaces (warning house will be very messy).

2) Read, Read and re-read the manuals (but no matter how many times you read- you will end up back at the store returning items or buying replacements-it's nuts!)

3) Geneva recommends getting plenty of rest and Dr. Seuss suggests you have a laugh and go in with plenty of patience:

Let the fun begin.
Here we are finished building Habtamu's bed, creating closet space for the toys that will find their way to our home, , and of course- making ordinary locations in our home impossible to access.

Childproofing week 2 - has been temporarily interrupted (Denis broke some ribs falling on the ice this week). He's fine-but can't lift, twist and jar his body (in other words no hammer for him) for 6 whole WEEKS!!!! We're just so very grateful that with care - he will be better by the time we get the world to travel to Ethiopia to meet our children.

To be continued....

1 comment:

Evelyn said...

Ouch! Hope Denis feels better! I love that bed and what is cooking on the stove? Looks good :)

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