Last year, shortly after we got our referral for our Ethiopian daughter, I met someone in our area who adopted her little girl from Ethiopia about 2 years ago, but our girls were only 2 months apart in age. We talked of the playdates we'd have and how fun it would be to get our girls together someday. Well, that someday came this week! It was such a joy to watch those two little 3 year old girlies both born in Ethiopia, playing together. Most Ethiopian children I know are pretty driven, spirited, competitive, active, excelling at sports and games. Our two girls are no exception, so let's just say there were some intense Hungry, Hungry Hippo Games! But, they got along well, and even though they are both bossy and bossed each other around a bit, they didn't fight and seemed to have a mutual understanding about things! Not showing little J's face here to protect her privacy, but oh the joy at seeing those two together!
Speaking of active, Little Girl was so excited for her first gymnastics class this week! I think it's going to be a great activity to match her energy level, fearlessness, and flexibility.
When she still lived in the orphanage, we'd get update pictures every month and they were often blurry, I assumed the camera they had to use at the care center in Ethiopia just wasn't very good, but now I understand because I get blurry pictures of her more often than not, too -- Little Girl is just always moving!
Except here, a brief moment of still while watching a show with her brother.
I love how close together they are, with our new super long couch they really could have spread out, but chose the togetherness!
Have a wonderful, cozy weekend!