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.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Debritu loves to eat, Habtamu loves clothes and getting dressed- he picked this outfit out.

first time in the stroller and falling asleep standing up- while mom learns to do hair.

Welcome Home Kiddos!!!

Coffee with our Ethiopian Family and at school in Ethiopia with mom.

Going for a walk with new family- Auntie Eldana and Daddy.
First picture with the 4 of us (and Dr. Tseguy)

Photo: Denis meeting his children for the first time.

This week Denis returned to work and we are beginning a schedule. If you can call it a schedule- it's the most our lives have ever 'resembled' anything that you could call a schedule anyway.

Each morning I wake up to figure out where we have to go- and if the calendars empty look at where can we go-laugh. The idea of spending allllllll day in the house with the kids makes me crazy- so we go out. Anywhere. The park, the lake, for a walk, to the Ecotarium, to the childrens museum- and to Boston to get Injera.

The kids eat mostly Ethiopian food at this time and it's a really good thing I learned to cook- between cooking and grasping the language a bit- the transition has been much easier than many that we've seen - although I think mostly it's the kids. They are really great.

There is a CD on Amazon- amharic for adopting parents - if you don't already have it and you are getting an older child- it's a great start!!! And knowing how to say words like- stop- this is going to hurt- eat and ohh- and please take the cherrios out of your ears.... will come in very handy. :-)

We'll off to begin our day- it's only 7:00 and I am not sure what is open yet-but when you get up at 5:30- things open really late!! By 10:00 it is nap time-laugh.


kristine said...

Love this post!!!!

How wonderful!

I have got to get the CD and start learning how to cook!

The photos are amazing!

Evelyn said...

The pictures are precious! I really appreciate this post as it helps me know a bit of what to expect! Sounds like nothing short of a complete overhaul of life as we had known it!

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