Tuesday, December 2, 2008

All is Well

I am amazed at how well our newest daughters are adjusting into their family! We have had a few issues with food that is unfamiliar and some homesickness tears from Etsegenet, but overall she is doing great. We were able to get our Christmas decorations up last weekend. Going to find a tree was a real adventure for E. She loved roaming around and helping pick just the right one. I was able to start E in a grade appropriate math book this week and she is doing great with her English. She is very bright and is really enjoying homeschooling a lot. Today we played store so she could learn US coins. Etsegenet, Isabelle, and Abigail went "shopping" in the family room(grocery carts and all), while Angelina played the cashier. It was a great intro for all the girls into coin counting.

Meseret, our baby, is the princess of the house. She expects to be kissed regularly by as many lips as there are in the room. We of course, being her loyal subjects, comply without any problem. Her chubby cheeks just scream, "Kiss Me!" We all love it! This morning she woke up at 3:30am. I woke up not to her crying but to her singing and babbling. She must have played in there for 45 minutes. before I went and changed her diaper and gave her a bottle. It was so fun just to lie in bed and listen to her voice chattering away. I think she likes it here...I think they both do! I said to my friend yesterday that I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, but I don't think it will. You have heard, "God never gives you more than you can handle." Apparently God did not think I could handle much since he gave me these two precious easy-going children. So for now all is well!


Anonymous said...

Your store shopping sounds fun. A great idea. Wilma

Kanga said...

Oh, it is so good to hear they are doing well. I am amazed that you have time to school her already. You are amazing and God has certainly given you a lot, you just don't realize it. Most of us couldn't do all that you do. We love watching your blog just to live through you. Keep blogging and letting us pray for you. I look on here daily to see what your saying. I am so happy that the baby is easygoing and E is adjusting.

lorismusings said...

I need to work on money with the girls. The store idea is a good one.

All I hear from K & K is that we NEED a baby in our house! Gee, I wonder where they got that idea?

I told them that I didn't think we would be getting (or "buying" as they refer to it)any babies, but that some day when they grew up and got married they would have a baby of their own. They wanted to know just how soon that was going to be. :-) Not for a VERY long time I assured them. So funny.

I am glad to hear that things are going well. We continue to pray for you.

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

You know, Ezana's cheeks are screaming the same thing at our house!!! LOL The 3 older kids have had a stomach bug the last few days and haven't been getting as many kisses from them so I've had to step in and give extra...which I don't mind one bit! :)
Love to you all,