Since the kids were out of school and on their fall break, we decided to take a little trip outside of Addis with some new friends who recently arrived from the states. Awash Falls is about a 3 1/2 hour drive, south-east of Addis Ababa. The Debra Zeit road to get to Awash Falls is full of traffic, cars, semi-trucks, people, donkeys, horses, sheep, goats, etc....., but it was a fun get away out of the big city. We stayed in two tukuls (huts) joined together with a tiny bathroom. We were expecting to basically camp, but were surprised to have some ammenities. We saw some wildlife as in baboons, a crocodile, an oryx and various birds. The falls were refreshing to sit next to and the kids played in the sand. Don't worry, the crocodiles did not come to visit.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sophi (a.k.a. Sophers or Sopherino) turned 2 years old. We just can't believe she is no longer our baby. On the other hand she is definitely in the terrible 2's with the tantrums and wanting to be soooooooo independent, but just not able to keep up with big brother and sister.
She had birthday cake and opened some gifts that were sent in the mail. Thanks grandmas and grandpas for helping make her birthday so fun even though we are across the globe.
Our birthday girl had lots of fun!