Wednesday, August 26, 2009

14 Months old

Noah Tamirat is 14 months old today. My baby is becoming a big boy. Last week was a busy one for us. My parents and my niece and nephew were here for the week and then Sean's parents and grampy came on Saturday for a few hours. We went to the zoo,a baseball game, the ocean, washington DC and we took everyone out for Ethiopian food on Saturday night. Now we are trying to get back to normal. Noah has been very cuddly with mommy the past two days. Noah loved loved loved his cousins they had a great time playing togeather all week. It was great for him to see his grandparents again and to meet his mimi, pappap and grampy. He did very well with all the new faces and all the activity of the week. I"m sharing a few of our fav pictures if your on facebook there are three albums full for you to enjoy. Not sure why this is sideways because I flipped it on my computer

What can we say about Noah Tamirat that hasn't already been said. He is smart, funny, sweet, beautiful, loving. He makes me laugh and smile everyday, He also tires me out. Noah loves to explore and test the limits. He is loved by everyone that meets him. We love every thing about him and most of all the fact that he is our Son. Happy 14 month birthday to my little big man.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

4 amazing months.

April 20th,2009 August 19,2009

4 Months ago we became a family of three. We have come so far in such a short time and can't wait to see where the rest of this journey leads us. Noah has now officially been with us longer then he was at Hannah's Hope. Happy 4 month family day Noah Tamirat words can't describe how much of a blessing you are to our family.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A not so nice comment.

So you knew it had to happen. It was brought to my attention that my post awhile back about the ignorant people at the zoo received a rude comment. I guess one of those people found my blog or maybe its just some other ignorant person that found what I said offensive. And of course they didn't leave their name but I would love for them to come back and explain how they came up with their ideas from reading my blog because clearly they can't read and they don't know me at all. So here is there comment.

Anonymous said...
Its clear you want a lot of attention and then complain when you get it!Other children are just as good as yours so don't run us over with your stroller.God bless your child but shame on you.
July 30, 2009 11:08 PM
And now for my reply. First off anyone that knows me and anyone that read and understood that post knows that the last thing I want is lots of attention...perhaps it wasn't clear that I asked for advice on how to handle UNWANTED attention. I"m in incredible shy person and keep to myself. If my blog is somehow mistaken for a way to "get attention" You can rest assured that this blog is for my son. Its the story of our journey to him and I continue to blog because others in the process might find some of what I write about to be useful in their own lives. I keep it real I don't gloss things over. Second of all I never implied that my child was better then anyone else's in fact the point of the post was that my son should be able to enjoy the exhibits at the zoo in a manner he was comfortable with. He shouldn't have to be touched or stared at or have his view obstructed by others. And yes God did bless my child but rest assured he also bless my husband and I beyond measure with the gift of our son.

And just so everyone knows I didn't write this because the comment was offensive or upsetting to me I did so because I found it funny.

In other news my parents are coming on Friday with my niece and nephew. I can't wait for my parents to see how much Noah has grown and changed since he's been home and I know my niece and nephew can't wait to meet the "baby cousin" they have been waiting for years to have. Sean's parents and grampy will be coming to town right after my family leaves so it will be nice for Noah to meet his Mimi and Pappap and his only great grandparent. The rest of this month will be busy busy busy.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Our busy weekend.

As most of August will be busy we started the month out no different. Wait is it August already?? Where had the summer gone.
On Saturday we took Noah to his first football training camp. GO RAVENS Noah and Daddy rockin the purple.
Watching some football and checkin out the crowd.

Daddy watches while noah picks (eats) grass.

That intense look. He probable had some grass in his mouth or about to go in.

Daddy and Noah with Capt D Fence.
Sunday evening we went to a birthday party for Inta who is being adopted from Latvia by good friends of ours. Noah got his first experience swimming and he loved it.

Just the legs and a little splashing.

Swimming with Jen. He did great considering he had only met her once before in what can only be termed an overwhelming time for him. No fussing here but he did keep an eye on mommy or daddy.

Noah with Inta (birthday girl). Two lives that will forever be changed by the miracle of adoption.

More splashing

Trying to drink the water.
He would have stayed in that pool all night if we let him. I only wish we had a place closer to take him swimming.
What a busy and fun summer weekend.