Things are going well… We have now been able to visit the older kids' orphanage twice and the infant and younger kids' center. We had a coffee ceremony that was very fun to see and the coffee was quite good. Most of the coffee here is about 3 times stronger than “our” coffee and they drink like 3 ounces. We took lots of pics and held many babies. CoffeeMom, we held your boys for an HOUR during the coffee ceremony... He is a cutie (THEY ALL ARE) and is doing well.
J&K are doing well - Kume clearly attaching to Sharon more, while Jambo to me. We went the embassy yesterday and all went well. One Gladney family from NY needs to go back today because some medical info was missing. How about this: AFTER (thankfully) our interview with the embassy, Kume threw up all over her clothes and Sharon's leg… which is pretty much where Kume sits when we are out. We are not eating any traditional Ethiopian food but are going to a dinner tomorrow.
Today we are at the Hilton enjoying the pool. J&K are loving it. Jambo did drink some of the pool water and coughed it up. Not sure if this is 100% new to them or not. I would guess so. Our days are not too busy, thankfully, and we are eating at the house quite a bit more than I expected. Yesterday, while Buttercup was at Ayat house (Awesome btw – more to come when we are at home), Farmboy took Jambo and CJ to get Jambo's haircut and exchange money… Turns out we did it on the BLACK MARKET… are we adventurous or WHAT! Actually our driver went while we stayed at the “barber” - a hole in the wall with 2 nice guys and 2 seats.
IS this funny? Sharon has called Kume “NABOO” more than a few times. Hopefully we can laugh about that now and later. NABOO is our cat.
We are finding internet access hard. Yesterday no power, othertimes so slow our emailing times out. Maybe we will try one more time before we leave… maybe.
Love to all!