Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A picnic & Taye's new trick

We had an awesome time this past Saturday at a picnic at Kensington for adoptive Ethiopian families. Although we knew most of the people there, we were able to meet a few new people as well. We were undecided about going, but once we saw how well Taye was recovering we knew it wouldn't be a problem. It was a perfect afternoon and it was fun to see all the kids playing together. We're so fortunate to be connected to all these people.


Taye and his new friend Daniel


Mikias with Samson and Zachary


Mikias getting some help from Sofanit in the sack race

I also need to mention how impressive Taye is doing. Within the past couple days he's even got a few new tricks...most significantly sitting himself up. Now his method isn't the same one he's been working on at physical therapy, but it gets the job done. He's also just started clapping his hands together. We're so happy that's he's making these improvements considering where he was a couple months ago. Judging from this video Mikias is also very, very excited.

video

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Taye, Gia is so very proud of you!!!! You are a remarkable little boy. Everyone should work as hard as you do. Keep it up little one.
Love and kisses,
Gia
P.S. Mikias, keep cheering your brother on!!!

DDK23 said...

Mikias's reaction is just the best! How cute!

Tom Delicati said...

That was really cute to see Mikias jumping around like that!

John Bernia said...

Oh my goodness, priceless. So dang cute! :] ~Jen

Mandy said...

That is so cute! Glad things are going so well. Mikias cracks me up.

Anonymous said...

WOW - Taye is amazing! Even has his own cheering section. Great Job, Mikias!

Barb Unger

Deanna said...

Taye has a great cheerleader! How awesome :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing! We are glad that he is doing so well! Hope to see all of you soon!

Love,
Sue, Chaz, Caleb, Ethan & Siene

Anonymous said...

What an awesome video!! Taye is so darn cute! And Mikias is hilarious!!

Anonymous said...

Taye has made such great strides! Wow, your family must be so proud of him and how well he has been doing. I am amazed by how well you and Ben have been as parents. You never cease to amaze me - even after all these years! Mikias and Taye are SO very lucky to have you and vice versa.

Wishing you all the best! Jeni Veeneman (Coveart)

kelbel said...

i can't believe you can put a vidoeo on your blog. sweet. it is amazing that one week after his surgery...he is that up and around. GOD IS GOOD...and His favor is upon you! just so you know, he moves more than HJ and she's almost one! :)

Katy said...

Hi, I found your blog searching for Adera Debra Zeit. We are adopting from Ethiopia and our baby is in that orphanage. I was hoping to ask you some questions. If you don't mind. My email is bellybutton422@yahoo.com.
Thanks!
Katy

A and B said...

Hi, I just found your blog searching for Gotcha Day Videos on the web. I'm trying to pass the time as we venture to Addis to get our baby. I'm nervous about our flight and noticed you flew into Detroit. I'd love to pick your brain about the flight plan you took, and suggestions you may have. You can leave me a comment on my blog and hopefully we can connect. Our flight plan may go through Detroit. http://ourjourneyjohn1418.blogspot.com/

Ajay said...

Hello, I stumbled across your blog? I see you first little one came from the Adera orphanage? Would you be open to any questions about it, or sharing your exerience there? Any information of Adera at all? We'd appreciate it so much! Contact me at chadnajay@gmail.com
Thank you!