Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Other goings on...

These two pages are actually side by side in the book for easy follow along!

Thanks to Julie for posting this book/cd suggestion on the yahoo group! I ordered it right away and it's awesome. The book is totally geared for adoptive families and includes a CD to follow along. It's fantastic because you can hear the emphasis on various words and I've learned that "R"'s are always rolled and "H" seems to always be silent! Nicholas begs me to play it in the car and repeats the sentence or word almost perfectly (which is better than MP or I)!

Here's the best part, I've taught Snoopy his commands in Amharic and he picked it up right away! I don't even need to do the corresponding hand signal for him to know! We've only got him doing these commands right now!

Are you hungry

I'm also working on putting sticky notes around the house with one word on each in the appropriate place. Like in the bathroom (pee pee/poop) - Water - Milk - Snack - Juice -

Of course, the first thing we learned is... I love you!


  1. You guys are amazing! I think it's so important and wonderful that your family is taking time to learn some Amharic. Snoopy is one smart pup. Seriously, your family couldn't be any cuter.
    It makes me happy that MP understands Judah :) He has A LOT to say. I understand "dog" (mostly because he says it 100's of times a day)and a couple of other words...but, I may start sending MP tapes to translate the rest.

  2. Wow, great idea! I'd like a copy of this myself, even though I have no pending trip to Ethiopia. Someday I want to really learn Amharic. Congratulations on taking the first steps!

  3. Did you get my e-mails? I sent you pics!! Forward me the correct address if it didn't work!

  4. I love this and am also going to order it! I didn't know you were so close to Boston! Josh is actually going back to Boston in June... I was going to go with him, but probably won't now due to lack of funds for such a fun trip. Lame, right. Screw funds.... :) It would be so fun to meet you all.....

  5. Wow, you are ready now!
    I am afraid we are quite a bit south of you. We are in Maryland!
    If you come to DC for your Ethiopian flight let us know and we will meet you for dinner! We did that with another couple recently and it was fun!
    God bless,

  6. Nice going Lori! You guys know alot of words. Isabell loves to say "I have to go to the bathroom" in Amharic. Funny, it kind of sounds like a potty word- "s*@t the bed." Well at least that's how Isabell thinks it sounds......

    Oh boy.

    :) Brooke

  7. Snoopy is so smart!! Talking to you tonight was a blessing:) Thank you.

  8. I ordered this and got it the next day!!! Unfortunatley, i haven't haven't checked it out yet.