Wednesday, February 20, 2008

we heart grandmas

sorry i haven't been posting much - i was sick sick sick and then went to philly for a wedding and then had to recover from going to philly for a wedding because i was up almost 24 hours which is about 20 hours longer than i like to be awake in any given day. the pancakes have been doing this super obnoxious thing the last few days where they wake up at 4 am for awhile, but then today they felt sorry for me and so slept in until 8:30! so after ben made me a 4 course breakfast, gave the dog a much needed bath, and rubbed my feet - i decided i finally feel restored enough to do a blog post...uh oh, someone is poops, you'll have to wait.
ok, back. today is grandma donna's birthday! she and mama were here about 2 weeks ago and it was so great. i was looking through my pictures and i realized i have about 2 photos from when they were here because every time they walked in the room i handed them each a baby and passed out cold - i almost never reached for the camera which is sad but i guess expected. topping my list of reasons new york city sucks is that none of my family lives here. mom and donna were so great and so much help that we even got to go on a real honest to god date! AND they let us sleep in the next morning until way after 7:00!
here is mama meeting saida for the first time

and here is mama snuggling hilina on the couch

you should have seen these grandmas all over these babies- it was enough to break your heart how much they wanted to just eat them up! they showed up with 2 suitcases full of clothes and toys and just really took great care of us. and mom even cleaned out all the crumbs in my silverware drawer - now that is true love and devotion. although ben says they can't come visit for awhile since the girls and i all cried for 3 days when they left.
and i know this next picture isn't great, but it's actually the only picture we've gotten where they are both smiling...

12 comments:

Our Ethiopian Journey... said...

They are just Beautiful!! I am glad that your mother was able to come visit and help you....that must have been wonderful! Hope you are feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for Grandmas and husbands who rub your feet and bathe the dog! I'm so glad Mom and Donna were able to come and smooch the babies up...they haven't stopped talking about how much they wanted to sneak them into their bags and bring them home with them. Love and miss you all...smooch some baby tummies for me. Ashley

jerah said...

new york city sucks?

anna and ben said...

ash- ben didn't actually do those things, and jerah, uh, totally.

Jen said...

I love the photos! The girls look like they're doing so well and so are Mom and Dad. Yay!! Can you believe we've been home as long as we have. Time really does fly when you have little ones.

So, your blog now says "make a triple." Are you insinuating anything....another adoption? Gotta love the babies. Take care!!

jerah said...

No! Ack! It doesn't suck that bad! Don't go back to the drought-stricken South! It's just February that sucks, not NYC as a whole! February sucks, I admit it! But think how close April and the cherry blossom festival and July and the Mermaid Day Parade and August and... seasonal blackout season is! Press 186! West Indies Day! Loaning money to famous Jewish indie film directors and never seeing a cent of it back! NYC rox!

amanda said...

such cuties! i just love the girls smiling... you can tell they are SO HAPPY! miss you all like crazy... YEAH ANNA, what's the deal with the "better make it a triple?" love you guys
amanda

Jen L said...

Congrats Ben and Anna on the triple! I'm so happy for you and I hope the next few months go by quickly while you anticipate the arrival of your little one. HUGS!!
Oh, and you should DEFINITELY move away from NYC and come to SW VA - lots of family, lots of adopted family (that would be us), and even more friends. Then my quadruple would have more play dates. My 2 girls and your 3 are close in age.

Anonymous said...

y'all, she's preggers.
-mary

LISA said...

REALLY????

ben said...

really.

MaryPaul said...

It's true the South is drought-stricken, which is why, Ben and Anna, we need your help in fighting off the crazed Georgians who want to steal my house and neighborhood for THEIR STATE all so they can put a big fat straw in the Tennessee River. Leave the city at once, return to your beloved Chattanooga, and join with us!