Can I just say that I love my husband! He is definitely a morning person (whereas I am NOT). He usually gets up very early to do his Bible reading. So the last several mornings he has been the one to hear the kids wake up, etc. So each morning when I roll out of bed around 8 I get my report from him. This morning both kids slept until about 6 a.m. When he heard them stirring he went up and brought them down for breakfast – bypassing the tears.
We had another day just spent at home with an outing to the park that is just two houses away. I’m really not sure how much time to keep its just the 6 of us chilled out near home. They still haven’t met my mom who is currently being cared for at a care center due to serious infection and back problems. That will probably be our first outing. They are still very shy when meeting new people which is normal.
We did have a few tears at bath time tonight but they subsided quickly and I’m sure had a lot to do with being tired.
We are still working through food issues. We tried our hand at a couple different injera recipes that are not really authentic. Beza deemed one “acceptable”. Wendemagegn didn’t like either. I think I need to get over to the Ethiopian market here in town and try to get some teff flour. I think we have the cooking process down now (or I should say that Mark does) it is the ingredients that need to be worked on. The “real” injera process includes fermenting time, etc. I made Ethiopian beef and peppers which they ate as well.
Beza seems to be more of our picky eater when it comes to American food – but mostly at dinner. So I think that being tired has to do with it as well. We’ve been asking her to at least try one bite which she does, with some encouragement. They both do great at breakfast – bagels, pancakes, cereal, fruit.