We did a little bit of shopping, grabbed lunch, and then headed back to the airport to fly back to Addis Ababa. It was such a good experience to see some of the countryside and experience some of Nahome's culture. The people speak a different language up there than in Addis and the city was much smaller. It is the rainy season here so everything was lush and green! I am really glad we got the opportunity and I'm glad Nahome got to go with us!
We are hanging out tomorrow and visiting with B at the transition home! We were told today that they are certain we will be able to give our consent on Monday or Tuesday, but we didn't get official word from the courts today like we thought we would! Please continue to pray for our court date - also pray for ALL of our needed documents to make their way to our file so we could PASS court before closure on August 22nd! Nahome is doing amazing and everyone here says he seems like he has been with us forever! He is so joyful and happy! He only eats injera and tibs (steak)....he also likes eggs with breakfast! We got him to eat some mac and cheese for dinner tonight but he was NOT happy about it! Communication is coming along - I think we are learning just as many of his words as he is of ours!
So far we've learned (Not Sure at all on spellings - I'm sure they are wrong)!
~ Bolsa.....backpack (Nahome LOVES his backpack and wants it on all the time)
~Coy.......wait (We asked Yonas how to tell Nahome wait and we've had to use it often)
~ Chai.....tea (Nahome likes tea much better than coffee)
~ Baka.....YUCK (We hear this OFTEN....whenever we try to get Nahome to eat something other than injera)
~ Ciao (Chow).....goodbye
Some pics of our trip to Mekele and Back...
Nahome all ready for take off!
Leaving Addis Ababa
Mountains around Mekele
Our Plane to Mekele
The road being worked on outside the orphanage
Making Injera on the Outside Fire at Bana
Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony at Bana
TINY blue taxis found all over Mekele