Thursday, August 2, 2012

Final Ethan Update before Travel

We got a final update on Ethan! We received nine more photos and the orphanage / Half the Sky staff (who he is with for a few hours every Monday through Friday morning) answered some questions for us. Even though I know you all will probably skip the info and go straight for the photos, I'm going to include some of the answers we were given.

He has grown. In our last update in May, he was 30.7" tall. Most recently (like yesterday!) he is reported to be 31.5". His weight, though, has not changed; he still weighs about 26.5 pounds. He's stretching out. :) He is not a picky eater and has no known allergies. According to his teachers, he is outgoing and smart. He gets along well with other kids but he grabs other kids' toys occasionally. (That should be fun to referee that with Aiden and him!) On the other hand, sometimes he gives other kids his toys. He likes to be held by his teacher -- awwww. He is closest to his foster mother, but he is not afraid of strangers (could be good, could be a problem). In fact, he is said to be a bold boy and neither the orphanage nor his foster parents have found anything that scares him. :) Giving him toys or foods can make him laugh.

Now for the photos:

Seventeen days, buddy. In seventeen days we will finally be united!


  1. He's precious! We're so excited and thrilled for you guys!

  2. Oh. My. Gosh. Those are the cutest pictures EVER!!! He is just adorable. And sounds like he has a mind of his own! :-) Are you counting down in hours yet?

    1. Ah, yeah! Turns out, the week and a half before travel is just as torturous as the 105 day LOA wait!!!!! Ugh....