Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Better late than never

We are a little behind in posting...the laundry mountain is huge and the little boy is too cute. Beniam has pretty much become the focus of my days, which is wonderful and challenging, although I didn't realize just how much my life would revolve around naptimes and bottles. There are many things I didn't realize or expect about being a mom, and specifically a mom to our little boy. For instance, I didn't think about the possibility that God would decide that I needed to have one of the loudest little boys I know. Those of you who know me know that I am a hang out in the background sort of person. A little shy, a little quiet. And then along came this cute, curious, gregarious, joyful, emphatic little boy and suddenly all eyes (well, maybe not all, but many!) are on me, or rather on my little boy. Yes, it probably has something to do with the fact that a blonde-haired, blue-eyed me is holding a beautiful, brown Ethiopian baby boy, but believe me, they hear him before they see him! It is so funny to me that when we met Beniam for this first time, we had no idea what a little ball of energy and action he would be! I guess there was that first clue of him belly-laughing when they brought him out to us for the first time, but, still, who knew? Only God...and He has a great sense of humor!

Here are some photos from our recent road trip to Colorado. It was a 19 hour drive and Beniam was a champion! We had a wonderful time with the Reno clan...