|View from the restaurant on the 6th floor of the Addis View Hotel|
|Everywhere you look|
|Connie & Baby Girl|
We had a driver provided by our adoption agency today. His name is Brook (which means "blessed"). He is very nice and helpful. He was surprised with how much Amharic we had learned so far. We had him stop by a fruit stand on the way to the care center to buy fruit for all the children. The fruit is so fresh and sweet and completely natural here. After arriving at the care center, we were shown up to the infant/toddler room.
|IAN Care Center|
The nannys there are so caring and loving. They spend a lot of time with each of the children. The children are not void of any attention or love. It was very helpful to see the nannies interacting with the children. We spent a few hours there and played with all of the infants and toddlers. Emily, pop pop and I played with all the children while Connie began the attachment process with baby girl. Emily loved playing with all of the children but it was hard for her to stay back from baby sister. Baby sister was overwhelmed with all the strangers in the room and was out of her comfort zone. So she would help mom any chance she got and would sneak a kiss or holding her hand/foot when baby sister wasn't looking.
After the museum we walked back to our hotel. Now we're all exhausted and ready for a good night's sleep. Enjoy these few photos, sorry we can't share any of our daughter yet, but we should be able to after Friday.
|IAN Care Center|
|Brook on the left as we're entering Care Center|
|National Museum of Ethiopia|
|We found the model for this sculpture|
|One of the first cars in Ethiopia|
|Which was first, this one or the Thinking Man in Philadelphia|
|My two girls, soon to be three|
|Smell so sweet|
|Couldn't get the pollen off of her face after this photo.|
|Real baby elephant taxidermy|
|Roundabouts are everywhere and work great|