Saturday, June 6, 2009

Welcome home Parker Lelesa

After a whirlwind trip to Ethiopia, we are now home with Parker Lelesa. We are doing our best to get things settled down a bit, but I am guessing it is going to take awhile. One of these days I will post all about our trip to Africa, but I don't feel I have the time to write the never ending post about our trip. The trip was nothing short of life changing.

The kid eats everything (except chocolate, cheese, and ice cream). He was asked at lunch the other day, in his native tongue, what food he likes to eat. He answered with "whatever they put in front of me." We can certainly attest to that. He would stuff his mouth with food until he almost gagged. We quickly learned how to say small bites, tinnish.

On a previous post I deemed him strikingly handsome. I am sticking by that.

One of the images I will never allow myself to forget. These women hike to the top of a mountain in search of wood and other things, and then back down with it on their backs.

He doesn't mind being the center of attention every once in awhile.

Traditional Ethiopian food, injera. It has the consistency and feel of a wet shammy.

Don't worry about Parker Lelesa being afraid of flying, as this was him shortly after takeoff jumping around acting silly.


  1. Welcome home, all of you! Congratulations, he is beautiful. Can't wait to meet him.

    Alice (Sara's cousin)

  2. Welcome home! I agree - he is very hansome!
    I can't wait to hear all about your trip!
    Enjoy your first days as a family of 4!

  3. He is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to everyone and welcome home!

  4. Oh my goodness. What a cutie! I am so so so excited for you guys, and I can't wait to meet Parker! Congratulations, and hope to see all of you soon!

  5. Congratulations! He's a handsome little dude. Can't wait to meet him and let he and Will and Lleyton tear it up in the bounce house. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you guys.