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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ethiopia, part II: The First Few Days

We stayed at a hotel called The Ghion. As far as we could tell, it's the nicest Ethiopian hotel in Addis. The grounds were huge, and well-kept with beautiful flower beds. The rooms were a bit tired, but certainly adequate. Since there were six of us, we had two rooms--really big rooms. The Ghion has a huge staff who were friendly and tried to be very helpful. The entire Ethiopian Olympic team was staying there, too. We told them we would cheer them on during the Olympic games.

At first, we regretted not staying at the Hilton, or even the Sheraton. However, it wasn't long before we felt right at home and glad we had chosen an "Ethiopian" hotel.

Here are some pictures from the first days:

Ahhh! So thankful to have a big sis....

Lest you forget...I rock.

Taking it all in.
Lunchtime by the pool. Although we didn't swim, the water is always warm because it is fed "by the bowels of the earth"--per the hotel literature. (I still rock.)

Mom and Amelia in the Ergo.

What a lovely girl! The first bath....

Getting dressed is a group effort!

It's play time... ...and Daddy time.

Thank you, God!

1 comment:

Leah Reeves said...

I am so happy for your family. She is an amazing little addition to your family.
What a beautiful baby!