So first let's start with the icky stuff... in one week We're are going private! I hate to do it and I KNOW that many readers will drop off due to the pain in the neck to sign in but I watched Oprah today (not normal these days for me) and it was all about pedophiles. It made me so sick and the thought of a person/man getting jollies over seeing our videos or pictures was enough to send me over the edge. My friend PQ has mentioned going private to me several times and I just didn't want to do it ~ I thought, "if someone wants to find us that bad then let em' have at us". That quote sounds REALLY bad when I write it but it's like locking every single window in a home sometimes. If a burglar want's in then they'll find a way...
In any event, the show was beyond disturbing, it was disgusting to say the least. This blog has been more of an outlet for moi than it has been needed or helpful for anyone else anyway.
So here's the deal; in one week we're going private! Yikes, I hate it! PLEASE, if you're a family/person following our blog we want to invite you to continue!!! Email me and I'll send the invite, if you're a family/person that has a blog and interest in Ethiopia then I'll be able to see that by your blog, so even if you've never commented etc. but want to follow email me! This means YOU GUYS TOO (you know who you are L.R.N./R.L.A./P.K.P/M.L.G./J.H.C/P.G/S.E.T)!!! Enough of this talk, here are some fun pics and vids of our past week...
My Crazy Girl! Oh, how I love this personality!!! She just cracks me up so much!!!
She's too funny - it dragged on too long and I gave up on trying to edit it to make it shorter so the only good part is the "strings"!
Yay, happy girl! She's the best girl in the world 97% of the time, but when she digs her heals in, look out - silent treatment for hours!
Lil' Miss and the happy family! This might be one for the Christmas card! Whatd'ya think???? A keeper... She hated my guts when we took this - it's kind of funny actually. We all got dolled up for an evening in Cambridge Mass. for a Enkutatash celebration on Saturday night! It took us a bit to find the location but we did, unscathed! And she recovered from her "tude" soon after!
Why are we going after the day we've had with Ms. Attitude?? I'm glad we did even though it wasn't what we had expected. Music, too loud to even talk! I was lip reading through most conversations! Can you tell I took this myself in the same position (cuz there's a mirror in front of me to see the backside of the camera) as always! You wouldn't know that there are three other semi-capable people who could do this for me! Duh~ And yes, I chopped my bangs in a furry of anger because I had just "had it" with them falling in my darn face when I was cleaning up Tessa's un-accident in her pants, yes, she pee's in defiance instead of venting with words or tantrums! They were all in the car and I ran in to grab the camera and take a snap of myself before my makeup absorbed into my skin from sweating trying to find the place (Boston) and holding her all night! Everything worked out fine, whew. We only stayed for an hour and a half due to the time (7:00pm when we left) and dinner didn't look like it was going to be served anytime soon (way after scheduled). So, we hit the road for the ride home at dusk. Tessa was as expected - very shy and clingy. Why wouldn't she be? Once we were in the car to come home she came back to her normal chatty self and life was good.
Look at those balloons - yay!
Bloggers, she doesn't need introducing, it's Katy and Co. at the Enkutatash celebration. This is Ruth and I must say that the twins are far more beautiful in person (not that they aren't in pictures) than on their blog! Yay family of four! We also met this wonderful family there too! It was funny because Jenn recognized "us" and came over to introduce herself as a blog follower! While it wasn't as big as a blog union it was nice to connect briefly with some familiar local faces.
OK, so today before we picked Nicholas up from pre-school we had a few pieces of jerky for a quick snack. After we ate "the few" I got pulled into Oprah. While I was watching the tube I heard a weird noise from the kitchen, like a wood on wood noise. Tessa wasn't with me so I got up and it dawned on me that it was the same sound that the bathroom stool makes only it wasn't in the bathroom anymore! Immediately following there was a crinkling sound coming from the counter! I grabbed the camera which was right near me because I figured out the situation... I snuck up on her and found this! Gotcha babe! So freaking cute!!! Of course I let her have one more! Precious little girl, just precious! She insists on wearing socks most of the time!