Tuesday, January 29, 2008

sisters

my sister was here all last week, she's the best sister that ever lived. Here she is meeting Saida for the first time.

She smooched and loved on our girls the whole time she was here - when she wasn't busy being our personal slave! Seriously, if it had a surface, she cleaned it. We didn't have to lift a finger all week and it was glorious. She did dishes and made bottles and changed poopy diapers and walked the increasingly embittered Hound and most importantly indulged all my pregnancy cravings including making me hashbrown casserole. it was a such a great week we even had a few outings...
the girls on their way to atlantic center (brooklyn's "mall")

and we went out for Italian in the west village at one of our favorite little places...
In the last few weeks Hilina and Saida have really started recognizing each other and looking for each other. they even had a little fight when Hilina poked Saida in the eye and Saida pulled Hilina's hair. Watching them laugh at each each other, at their sister, with my sister, was such a gift. If her daughters had been here to watch it with us, it would have been perfect. I guess being cooped up in the apartment, I've had more time to think than I thought I would. And I've been thinking about what I really want for our pancakes. And all I really hope for them is that they are happy and they love their sister as much as I love mine. And they make enough money to buy us a beach house with a dishwasher.

7 comments:

Jennifer & Ty said...

Hi! Your daughters are beautiful! I know you are enjoying having them home. Well, I know you are busy but I got tagged in a game of blog tag and now I am tagging you. I love reading your blog. Keep it up!

See my blog for details.
cofieldskids.blogspot.com

Jennifer & Ty said...

Anna,
I am bugging you again... I am part of a yahoo group of parents adopting from Ethiopia. A new family posted today that they have decided to adopt from Ethiopia and are looking for other families in Brooklyn. Is it okay with you if I direct them to your blog?
Jennifer

habeshachild said...

they are so gorgeous! and lucky you to have a sister who could come for a visit and love on those girls. :-)

LISA said...

Hi, your blog was mentioned by a CHI pap. Your girls are beautiful! Wish I had gotten to follow your journey from the beginning.I will have to keep coming back to see your beauties.

Misty said...

I just ran across your blog..not sure how but I guess that's blogging for you. Read the whole thing. What an incredible family you have! Will keep folling along.

Misty said...

Can;t spell...that meant FOLLOWING!

Cousin Sarah said...

I love reading your "story" and especially love this entry. Sisters are very special and we have a wonderful, strong family full of them! John, Anna, Matthew and I enjoy gazing at the photos of your girls and we can't wait to meet them! I know that you have heard this many times, but they are so beautiful! Children are a gift! Enjoy them! Hope to see you all SOON!