Thursday, June 11, 2009

More progress and some fun

My little fireman at the Children's Museum.
De ordering milk and cookies from Misganaw.  So cute.
Mihiretu and Clifford.
Fasika Restaurant...a perfect way to end the day.  Yummm!
Does that face say it all or what??

Work progressing even on a drizzly day.
The living room with all the trusses off.

Looks like a bomb went off.  Part of the roof in the living room.  The fireplace is to the far right.
Middle section of trusses off.  This is over the living room.
Plywood coming off.  They are committed now!!

We go every morning to see what the workers are working on that day.  Then we come back at lunch time to see how it's going and take some pictures.  It does my heart good to see the progress.  I'm sure the kids feel the same way. 
Why when I download these pictures they come out completely out of order (backwards), I don't know.  Sorry, bear with me.

Katie, De, Mihiretu, Misganaw and I spent the afternoon at the Children's Museum.  So fun! Katie wisely warned me never to take the boys here alone.  There is so much to see and if you blink, one of them goes missing.  All the kids loved it but were starved when we left.  

Ethiopian food it is!!!

We enjoyed dinner at Fasika and made a memory there that will last a lifetime.  If you don't already know, Ethiopian food tends to be on the spicy side.  Some is not too bad but some is unbearable (for me). 

Mihiretu asked Katie for a green pepper that was in her salad.  At the same time, I grab the nice slice of green pepper that was in my salad.  The next thing I know is Mihiretu is grabbing every water glass on the table, guzzling them down and asking for more.  Katie asked him, "Is it hot?"
Mihiretu replies, "LOOK at my eyes!!"  They were watering!  

Then my mouth begins to heat up and let me tell you, that pepper was the hottest thing I've ever had in my mouth!  A green pepper it was NOT!

The cooked ones were hot, but the raw ones...ay ay ay!  

All told, Mihiretu drank 4 large glasses of water on top of his large dinner.  He was a little miserable with his full belly bulging out.  Wish I had a picture of that.   

One of the side dishes they served there was gomen.  It is greens done Ethiopian style.  They actually were tasty and I'm not much for cooked greens.  Gomen is one of the regular foods Mihiretu ate for the first 4 years of his life, not much else I'm afraid, when he lived with his Ethiopian family.  It was so cute because when he took a bite he said, "Oh, I LOVE this SO much!!"  


If anyone knows how to re-order these pictures so they're not backwards, please comment and tell me how.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun time! ;o) I can't do hot either...yikes. Wish we had an Ethiopian restaurant closer!
    I don't really know about the placement of the pics. Sometimes you can drag the pictures to the place you want, or if you think about it when you post them, post them backwards. It's what have keep forgetting to Maybe someone else has a smarter