Thursday, May 1, 2008

More from Ethiopia



Hi everyone! It's "Auntie L" again! I talked to Angie on the phone again this morning and she sounded wonderful! Being a mom is totally agreeing with her. She wanted to send lots more pictures, but the connections was very slow and this was all she could get out! She promised to try to send more in the next couple days if she could get a connection.

The ladies in the first pics are of Noah with his caregivers at the Children's home in an outfit they gave him. The one with long straight hair was Noah's "special mother." Angie said when they arrived at the Children's Home for the coffee ceremony all of the ladies swarmed them and shouted "Arone!" They all wanted to have a picture of them with hugging Noah, kissing Noah, smiling with Noah, etc. Angie said she has tons of pictures with Noah and the caregivers because the ladies loved Noah Arone and couldn't get enough.

Oh, and GREAT news . . . they stopped by the airport and Anil went to check on their missing bags. At first they said that none had arrived and then he asked if they were sure and they found 2 of their bags. One had all of their other personal items, more clothes, etc. for all three of them and the other was a humanitarian aid bag. Now they are only missing one humanitarian aid bag and they are determined to get it!

On a side note, Angie said to tell you she has tons of great photos and videos of the other Gladney babies and can't wait to share them with you when she gets home next week!

11 comments:

Rebecca said...

You MADE my day today!! Thank you so much for the sweet picture!

I love the pictures. The one of him with his caregivers is precious. They are all beautiful women, aren't they? Mommyhood seems to agree with you very well!

graceling said...

Yea! These updates and pics are the next best thing to being in Ethiopia myself!

Love this- you are a beautiful Mommy!

Chris & Jess said...

Love the pictures!!!! I can't wait to hear all about your trip and Ethiopia! Noah looks like such a happy baby!!!

Kimberly Baggett said...

what a wonderful update! the pictures of him with his caregivers is absolutely priceless!! can't wait to see more!

LISA said...

Ahhhhh,I LOVE hearing everything about Noah with his mommy and daddy!!

emily said...

Wonderful pics- he is so precious!!!

You are glowing Angie! :)

Andrea said...

I'm so glad to hear you received your luggage--knowing first hand how it goes having no luggage!
You're a beautiful family! Congratulations!!!

Meredith said...

I love these updates. I agree with Rebecca that my day is now made :)

Jocelyn said...

You all look so happy together!! I am so glad for the updates, it is great to see you as a family!!

Jana said...

These are so beautiful!!!!

Maybe you're meeting my baby--though I don't know who she is yet!!!!

Katie McFadden said...

Thanks for sharing the great pictures! It so wonderful to hear how great everything is going! I'm so glad you were able to find more of your luggage - what a relief that must be! What a happy family you make!! =)