Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A few new pictures of Zaidee!

oh my goodness she is so cute!
We received some new pictures today! I can't believe it has been a month since we were in Ethiopia. Oh how I miss this sweet girl! New pictures mean so much.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Denver weekend/shower

Last weekend my siblings and Adam and I flew to Denver for my brother's birthday and for a family shower. It was super fun, but a bit too short :( It was really nice to take a break from work and to hang out. We went antiquing, had Ethiopian food, and celebrated little Zaidee being part of our family. It was so fun to show off her pictures and videos and to plan future family trips knowing she'll be there. My three wonderful sisters threw me a shower and we got tons of cute things for Zaidee. We got tons of really cute stuff: Homemade blankets and hair bows, a homemade dress that matches her other girl cousins, lot of cute clothes, an adorable handmade pair of ballet slippers and a handmade binkie clip and the cutest Ergo carrier ever!
Xander and Mikey
The babies at the Ethiopian restaurant.
Lizzy
Eleanor looking at her cousin. Lisa gave me one of these books to take to Ethiopia, for Zaidee to look at her family.
Our big lovie family minus Dante and Matt
Enjoying Ethiopian food
Presents are so fun! Lisa gave me this cute outfit and on my lap is the blanket Lisa Jane made me. It has ladybugs on it and is super cute!

Yes I cut my hair off! I thought it would be easier with my little one. Here I am wearing the cute Ergo Karen gave me, with Eleanor in it. I love it!
I found this doll at one of the antique shops and couldn't pass it up. My mother in law collects dolls and has lots of really cute ones. I've been wanting to start getting some as well and here's my first one!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Referral Pictures

2 months /4 months
I know a lot of people in the adoption world like to see how different our little ones look from referral day, to meetcha day, and finally to gotcha day. On the left are the first picture we saw of Zaidee. The pictures on the right are pictures from our 1st trip. We haven't heard any thing yet but we will keep you posted. Here are a few more cute pics. I miss this little girl so much!