Wednesday, February 21, 2007

JM is 17 months old!

Time is flying by. JM turned 17 months old today. In the past few months, I have checked off the 21st of the month with some sadness. It seemed as though JM would just continue to grow up while I waited for a travel date. Today was different. I was very excited to see this day on the calendar. I am now 2 weeks (15 days) away from travel. Today I celebrated being one day closer to having JM in my arms and one more month of life for him. He must be getting so big!

I celebrated receiving my travel date and JM turning 17 months old with a friend today. We went to a restaurant that specializes in Ethiopian food for dinner. The food was good. It is definitely a different taste than I am used to but I did enjoy it. I had some kind of chicken stew (wat) that is suppose to be really popular there. I was not too fond of the injera bread but I guess I will have to get use to it. I hear I won't have much choice but to eat it there.

I also celebrated tonight by myself after dinner. I went shoe shopping. I have 2 pairs of size 5 shoes that according to the age charts, should fit. Of course, his feet could be big for his age. I wanted to make sure that he has at least one pair of shoes that fit in Ethiopia. I purchased a size 6 pair tonight. If they are too big, I'll just bring them home for later. He will need them soon either way.

JM's bag is packed, the donations are packed and I believe my shopping is done. Now I really can't put off getting the rest of the house ready. I only have a few more days off work before we leave. I can't believe it is almost time to bring JM home forever!

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