Friday, January 11, 2008

ethiopian firsts

first family meeting - Christmas Day 2007

first time saida tells her dad what's up (this is the first minutes of their first meeting)

first time sunning with hilina at toukoul

first time feeding saida (BOO! she always looks like that in pics!)

first time sleeping together (our bed was six inches away, yeah, it was great)

saida's first bath (i told you she always photographs like that)

hilina's first bath

first time snuggling with hound (the only one who isn't jet-lagged- this photo was taken at 3am)

15 comments:

jerah said...

cuteness! of course they're all wide awake and bushytailed at 3am. :) awesome pictures.

Our Ethiopian Journey... said...

You're girls are Beautiful!

Maria said...

wow Anna and Ben! They look so happy and healthy...and you look like naturals. And of course, we all know that hound loves to snuggle! Congratulations and best wishes for the days and years ahead. love, mia & david

Diane said...

They are both absolutely adorable. Love the bath shots. Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

perroguapo said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chou-chou said...

fantastic photos!!!

They are beautiful, and I LOVE the photo with your dog - adorable.

thanks for posting!!

Jen Larson said...

They are so cute!! Thanks for the pictures of your girls! =)

S. said...

oh wow your babies are GORGEOUS! Congrats! What a wonderful Christmas present!

fully operational battle station said...

Yay! I'm so happy just looking at the pics, I can't imagine actually being there for all those firsts. The kids are absolutely stunning and it looks like you guys are doing a fantastic job!

Thanks for sharing these

Jamie

Jennifer & Ty said...

Congratulations! Your girls are beautiful. Glad you had a safe trip and God bless all of you

Anonymous said...

I'm completely in love with them. I can't wait to hold them and smooch their tummies. I love the picture of Saida sucking her thumb...you didn't tell me she was a thumb sucker (I love thumb suckers). So beautiful, both of them. I'm so glad it all went so well and you are already finding your rhythm as a family. Love you all. Ashley

belgian grandmothers said...

hello, congratuliatons again !Enjoy the first time at home with your lovely baby's Toki and Hilina.Every day we think at your new family and enjoy while we're looking at our pictures.It's nice to see your website and we will follow the update of it.Greetings Betty and Christine

Anonymous said...

They look so beautiful and healthy.
Thanks for posting pictures for all of us that are far away.
Blessings on your family,
Love Paul and Capria

Yukiko said...

Hey! Why haven't you posted more pictures!?! I want to see more! :)
Love them - Love you!

Jen said...

Welcome home!! Love the photos. Everyone looks like they're doing well, including the hound. Don't you love the snuggly dog time? They're the best. Take care!!