Thursday, May 13, 2010

A year ago...

Well it is hard to believe but a year ago today we were deemed legal guardians of Bedilu Tekele by the Ethiopian courts! We remember how we could hardly sleep because Ethiopia is 10 hours ahead of us here in the States, so the court hearing would be taking place while we slept! We anxiously were checking our email for the note that everything had gone smoothly. And sure enough we were legally his parents! So very delighted and relieved we were! Oh, it is been a busy but fun year! We love you Trek!!!

Also, today we went to the pediatrician for Trek's 18 month check-up, even though he is only 17 months right now!! Every thing looked good! He is 27 lbs. (70%) and 32 inches tall (55%)! He is growing well with no complications. He was not very fond of the nurse or doctor coming too close to him (he screamed loudly). This made it difficult for the ped to listen with her stethoscope, but she seemed happy with what she could hear! It is amazing how much these little ones can remember about certain settings. I think he vividly remembers that this place is where he gets shots! And yes he got three today, screaming and holding onto me really tight. But the nurse whipped out some bubbles at the end, and all sobs were done! Now he is sleeping soundly!!! Whew, it sure is hard being a 17 month old! Did I say that I love this little man to pieces?!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Wow, it has been a while since I have posted. First our computer had 50 viruses and spent some time in the computer hospital in critical condition. Then, I forgot the password to get in to this blog. So I finally am getting around to posting again!

Trek has changed so much since I last posted in Feburary! He is singing Twinkle twinkle little star, B-I-N-G-O, and part of the ABC song (up to about P). I can't keep up with all the words that he is using regularly. I am also finding myself deciphering for others what he is saying, just like other moms I know. He has also started putting one hand on each of our necks and pulling us close to each other so we can kiss (Andrew and I). When he first did this Andrew and I were in hysterics because Trek had this very serious look on his face like, "mommy and daddy really need my help so they can kiss!" Needless to say we enjoy him very much!!!!

With the nice sunny weather we had over Mother's Day weekend, we spent plenty of time outside. With this comes summer-ish clothes. So I happily outfit Trek in shorts and sandals. Now, I found some saltwater sandals at a consignment event and happily marched up to buy them for our little guy. Well, it turns out they are rather hard for Trek to run in. He gets going and pretty soon trips and falls...on his face. So two days in a row he has scraped up his nose and upper lip...he has some pretty nasty looking scabs there now! I feel so bad that I am ready to throw the sandals out the window. I know this is just the beginning of the scraps and bruises, but wow, it is hard on a mommy's heart to see our little ones in pain!

I will get some updated photos on here soon!