We have had a wonderful weekend settling back in at home, beginning the "new normal." Friday we began the slow process of going through all of our bags and unpacking. I finally reached an end to the laundry pile yesterday! Yey!
Minte has loved discovering his new home. It has been fun to watch him become acquainted with his new surroundings. He loves the wood blinds, the piano, the garage door that goes up and down at the touch of a button, the water hose, the treadmill, the water from the refrigerator door, riding the scooter, playing at the park near our house, and most of all, the dogs! He and the "wushas" get along famously! He loves to watch them catch food, and they LOVE to entertain him that way (LOL) so they have a great relationship!
We have had some precious times together each day. I wish I had the time to write a big ole update (which I'll hopefully do soon, for my benefit as much as anything... I don't want to forget all of this!) His English is coming along great. Two days ago he began asking "Where is..." and today he started asking "What is..." Yey! Sentences! After two weeks of mainly nouns, this is progress! He, however, doesn't feel that there is a language barrier at all. He said this yesterday on the phone when we called Ethiopia to talk to Tegist. We videoed him telling her all about the trip home. I just love hearing him talk animatedly in Amharic! She asked him if there was anything he wanted her to tell us and he told her the if there was anything, he would tell us himself... that we understand him perfectly. Well, alrighty then! Seriously, communication between us is wonderful, and I can only attribute that to the Lord Who has knit us together as a family and helps us understand each other.
I'll close this post with a slide show of pictures of our trip over and our first day together, which was two weeks ago today! Oh, happy day!