Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Aw my early Xmas present!

Was being woken up at 4:45! Thanks Addis!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Miss Mimic!!

This is crazy Addis being a mimic. If you put your head on your hand, she does it too, if you sigh, she does it too, if you put your hands on your hips, she does too. It's so funny!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Walking in a winter wonderland!

Addis is so so in love with Christmas! She loves all the lights and music and is so so cute about everything. Jackson still believes in Santa and is super cute as well!
Meeting Santa's reindeer
Movie star!!!

Aww family
First time to meet Santa!!
Freaked out by Santa!
Get me AWAY from this weird man!
My Christmas angels!
Aw my baby!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


As I was in target, hurrying to get stuff together for Addis' Christmas party, I saw the cutest little Christmas robes in Eyerusalem's size. I just burst into tears right then and there. I know my family is so so lucky to have two great kids home, but sometimes it just sucks not having her here! Last christmas I bought her a stocking, and this year I have to hang it knowing that there will be no little girl to get the presents inside. Oh I miss you sweet Eyerus!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Jax lost his first tooth since being in America and we taught him about the tooth fairy. He was so so excited to wake up and get his money. He got up at about 6 AM and screamed "Awesome", (Thanks Gina's family). He claimed to have seen her, that she did in fact look like Tinkerbell and Addis saw her too. Then he asked, "But Mom, why does she likes the teeth?" It was the funniest thing in the world. And then he tried to give me his 3$ to buy a present for Mom. I was actually going to post this a few days after the picture post, but I felt compelled to do it ASAP as Malia's Momma called me out. Jax is doing well, I think he is just having a lot of grief about the people he left behind in Ethiopia. He doesn't know how to cope and sometimes lashes out at us. We are really working hard at showing how much he can hurt us and his little fits are farer and fewer in between. He is on a basketball team and has an amazing coach who is doing a lot of one on one work with him. He is going to go get dreads or twists or something next weekend, I'm so excited! He has been being really really affectionate towards his baby sister which just over joys me. He threw a hissy fit last night, and had to come shopping with us for 3 hours and by the end had apologized and was in a great mood. It's hard work, but I love him.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Oh Fits!

Do you want some sister?

A delicious appetizer of sour cream

Yum bean dip!

Uh oh bean dip hair

Caught in the act

trying to play it off

Our new puppy Yellow Jack. Yellow because that's what Addis named him, Jack because every dog is a Jack to Jackson in memory of his Ethiopian puppy. I know the last thing we probably needed is another dog, but he's sweet and we rescued him so what! This is Addis about to slap the crap out of him.

Then she felt remorseful so she went to give him a kiss, and when he tried to eat the bean dip out of her hair....

She slapped the crap out of him again!

My first fire roasted marshmallow YUMMERZ!

Please ignore all the crap lying around in our house. I swear mom spent every second of her 4 day weekend cleaning but someone (Addis) is a destructo baby that just makes a mess out of anything and everything.