We got here safely and really had no issues at the airport. The car moving Chernet from the orphanage to the transition house (where we are staying) pulled in behind us. Within 5 minutes, they brought him to meet us. He kissed us both and smiled for pictures. He is a skinny little thing and his 5T pants kept falling down...though he did not seem to mind. We only had to discipline once (he was trying to climb over the counter to get some one's camera that was not his.) He DID NOT like being told no and gave me the side shoulder shrug that Tedi used to do. He even tried to pull a chair to sneak and do it. After that, he listened quite well. He loves playing basketball and cuddled on my lap. If he wants your food, he raises his eyebrows at you as if you should know that it is what he wants. Sadly, he cried hard when it was time for him to have dinner and get ready for bed. He thought we were leaving him.... Thursday is going to be a very rough day if this is a sign of things to come.
Tomorrow we are going to meet Tedi's birth family. It is an overnight trip in the Ethiopian countryside. We are excited and nervous all at one time! I hope to have the Internet up and working on Monday evening when we return. Keep our trip in your prayers! Thank you so much!