|I took a shower and came out to this|
As we were leaving court, it began to rain. Like I said before their light spring showers are like our heavy rains. The water was running into the lobby of the court house. We saw Brook in the van waiting for us and we opened the court house door. The rain drops were the size of honey bees back home. We made a run for it but I was soaked head to toe running 15 feet. Luckily with my light cotton Ethiopian shirt and my light weight REI pants, I dried quickly. The rain was actually refreshing and I enjoyed it. We've had a bit of rain each afternoon for the past 4 days now.
After passing court we hurried back to our hotel, changed and then went to the care center and loved up Chloe and all of the other children. Then back to the hotel and packed up to move to the Selah Guest House for Saturday morning.
|Two of many excellent |
staff members of the
Addis View Hotel
I'm actually very envious of them staying another two weeks. I've fallen in love with the Ethiopian people and their country. I would very much like to stay for a long while. But there is work and bills waiting for me at home. :) Emily loves it here too and would like to stay longer as well.
This afternoon, we went back to the Care Center. It was the last time for Emily and I to go. We loved up all the children for a couple of house and then loaded up Chloe into the Ergo and brought her back to the hotel room with us. She is so sweet. She has been smiles all evening. She has also been very clingy to mommy and doesn't want to be away from her side. But she says "Da Da" all the time. :)
|Mother & Daughter |
ready to go
Emily and I are all packed for our flights home. We have approx 24 hours of travel time begining tomorrow evening. We will be arriving in Boise at approx 9:40p on Monday evening. We will be very tired and ready to climb into our beds at home and sleep for a day or two.
|Lightning over Addis Ababa|
|End of a long day|
|Rahel loves Emily|
|At All-Mart getting stuff for Chloe|
|Chloe with one of her nannies|
|This lady is so sweet|
|Lots of love from big sister|
|Adored by big sister|
|Yes, babies like to pull on necklaces|
|Such a good eater|
|Such a happy girl|
|Nannie with a newborn|
|This nannie became teary eyed when we started to leave|
|Last time for me to go to All-Mart|