Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Another boy

I don't know if I've shared yet that we have a new addition to our family! His name is Tamirat, and he lives in Ethiopia. Sam chose to sponsor him through World Vision when he (Sam) attended a David Phelps concert a few months ago. Sadly, we're just now getting around to sending him photos and a letter. I was asking the boys what their favorite color was, what they liked to do, what some of their favorite things were, and I was getting responses like, "I like to play with Blue Bear!", "I have lots of toys! Do you?", and "I play pirates all day!"

So I had to gently guide them to some more appropriate answers. Something ten-year-old Tamirat would actually understand. Pirates?

They each drew him a picture. Caleb drew a magic whale, and Sam drew a colorful tapestry of different shapes, along with a picture of himself.

They're really excited to understand more about Ethiopia, especially the government's involvement in what people believe. Things like that are hard to explain to a 5 and 3-year-old!
But I have hopes that I'm expanding their world-view. It needs expanding greatly!!

Okay, how many of you clicked on the blog post expecting a different announcement?


Molly said...

I admit I did get excited for about half a second, but since I knew you weren't pregnant a few weeks ago, I figured there's no way you could be pregnant now and far enough along to know you're expecting a boy. Amazing how quickly a brain can run through information.
Good for you for expanding the boys' world view. We know a couple of families who have adopted from Ethiopia and have some interesting stories to tell about their visit there. One mom has a darling, pudgy little girl with pony tails all over. She said, "I never thought I'd bring home a fat Ethiopian." :) Post again if you hear from your "sponsored son." :)

Jennifer Mulvihill said...

I admit I was excited to read that you were having another boy! :) Great Post!