Feb 11, 2009

Sibling pictures and family-First Moments

The 'Fill in Mum...' who blessed us so much. She had my kids ready, house decorated, flowers on the counter, laundry done, and the house clean from top to bottom.
Rachael, you seriously rock. She was also our Notary-for all 3 of the home studies that had to be done to get this adoption finished.

Tired King Bonkey... taking her in.

The welcoming crew, after our 32 hour journey home from Ethiopia.

Can you say long?

My beautiful sis*in *love, Rachael and her sweet boy who were my children's caretakers while we were off in Ethiopia. *Thanks Rachael! *and Rachael has already offered to watch all 7 of them next year when we go back...she so knows our hearts.

What a wonderful best friend, eh?

Are you a Pirate baby?

Our Pirate is wearing 'The Lion of Judah' hat (Ethiopia's National symbol).

King Meemer... total adoration!

The two right hand girls...such a blessing to us.
Watching, after a long wait, as we unpack a sleeping Princess Mercy from her first car seat ride.

Selam (hello)

Can't wait to hold that sweet new sister!


Stephanie said...

Love them! Sibling love is like no other! :-)

Letitia said...

Thanks for sharing your homecoming. Very sweet.

Valerie said...

precious! She surely came home to a house full of love. :)

andrea said...

how sweet! she is so adorable! and has so many that love her! what a precious time!

Expat Mom said...

Yay! These are the pictures I`ve been waiting for! :D I love how adoring the boys look in the photos. What a wonderful homecoming for your newest girl . . . she looks like she enjoyed it, too.

As for your comment about another baby . . . I`d like one, but still working on Irving about the whole adoption thing. He`s gone so far as to say that he would like to foster parent because with the new adoption laws, more babies are just being abandoned. We would need another room on our house for that to happen, though. :( Still, we`ll see. These boys keep me on my toes as is.

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BittersweetPunkin said...

Those are really sweet pictures...what a lovely welcome she got from her siblings!


theArthurClan said...

What a beautiful moment that must have been for your family. Precious!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Kimmie
This post and pictures spell one word to me and that's LOVE.
Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful occasion.

Renata said...

What beautiful pictures - such special memories & Princess Mercy will always cherish them. You can see how loved she is already.
What a wonderful friend you have there.

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Amrita said...

you treasure children so much.

Cathy said...

Neat. How wonderful to have a fill in mom. I love how excited the siblings all look to welcome their new addition. Truly reminds me of coming home from the hospital.

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