Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Break Adventures

Tuesday morning we packed some sandwiches and loaded up to meet friends at Kamper Park. The kids ran around the playground for a little while before we walked over to the Hattiesburg Zoo...



Eyasu was SO excited. Recalling his visit to the zoo in Addis Ababa, he kept saying, "We go see the lions. They eat you. Me scare-y." When we were at the zoo in Ethiopia it was feeding time for the lions. Eyasu was so scared and asked Dereje, "Is that people?" Precious.
Two peas in a pod these two.
Owen enjoyed being with the big kids.
Time to pose for pictures. My little jaguars...






The kids were in awe of the lady with the snake. I had the heebie-jeebies...
My favorite: red-tailed falcons.

"Mama, scary."

The train ride was a hit, especially for Owen...
Cuteness.
Wuhd-up?!.
Too close up.
Sweet.
After the zoo, our picnic and GO cache treasure hunt, we headed over to Lake Serene...
It was like being at the beach... sort of...
The kids thought the sand volleyball court was a giant sand box - ha. They had a sand castle competition.

We walked back through the spillway. It was awesome.
We had a beautiful, fun-filled day with our dear friends! God has blessed us! Christy and Darla (and sweet kiddos) I am so thankful for you. :-)
Wednesday morning the kids and I slept in. It was marvelous! After lunch, we headed to visit Dr. Melanie Lindsey. She did physicials for the kids in order to have statements for court on Tuesday. YES! We are finally headed to re-adopt this Tuesday! It is not required for our Ukrainian bunch since we were present in court back in Ukraine. We had representation in Ethiopia and therefore received a different type visa for Eyasu. We decided to re-adopt all five in order to access U.S. birth certificates, etc... which will make it easier for the kids when they are older. So, prayers for Tuesday's court to run smoothly are appreciated! :-)


Papa returned from Texas late Wednesday night. Thursday morning he was greeted on the back porch by this...
video

1 comment:

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Our readoption was very informal. We met in the judges chambers. He looked over the paperwork, looked at the kids (their before pics and at them currently) and said "you like being in America?" Then he handed out suckers and demanded to get a pic with all of us for his "collection". (this judge does most readoptions in the region, so he sees many of his "kids" running around) Don't worry. It's easier than a Ukrainian adoption hearing for sure!!