I realize that this is a month late, but we were in Ethiopia on Ana's birthday. I had made a purple outfit. So I just took pictures of her in it today! There's a lot of pressure on her now as she is the one who speaks English and knows the rules (supposedly). I appreciate her laugh and smiles even in transition.
After 36 hours of travel and being split up on the first leg and (me) having to sit in the airport with the girls for about 6 hours and having kids sprawled all over you for 10 hours, we made it. Let me just say that Singapore Air is AWESOME. I've flown them before, but never on a long haul. There was excellent service--the stewards even learned the kids' names, the in flight entertainment was light years ahead of Lufthansa and the American airlines, and they fed you great food constantly. (I wonder what business class would be like!) Even though the flight was longer--it was worth it!
Yeah! They released the passports today and they will arrive on Monday. We also confirmed our tickets for Wednesday AND our flight isn't until 10:30am. This will allow us to get a good nights rest. Because of our delay we got to spend an extra day with Grandma and Grandpa Clark today. Thanks for driving up to see us!
I think we are now leaving on Wednesday-almost a week later--all because the State Department required one little stamp. BUT, truth be told I was not looking forward to being on a flight by myself with all three of them that left at 5am! We're also enjoying lovely fall weather together and lots of horse rides! Thanks for all your encouraging e-mails!