What are your kids names?
why Asher? we always loved the name (it’s in the greatest book ever written – the Bible) and when we heard her Ethiopian name was Asanti, it just fit. Seriously, we just looked at each other and almost at the same time said “Asher”. and it was totally from the Lord as Asher means “happy or blessed” and she is just about the happiest kid I know.
Did you keep their Ethiopian names?
Yes and No.
Asher’s Ethiopian name was Asanti & we kept it. It has lots of meanings, but the nannies in Ethiopia told me it means “near to me” and this mommas heart loves that.
Camp’s Ethiopian name was Kedir. At first I loved it, as one of my brothers from Korah is named Kedir, but after spending a summer with him and watching him change his name after he got baptized (Kedir is a muslim name) we decided we didn’t want our child to grown up with a muslim name. SO – we chose Abel. (pronounced a-bell in Ethiopia, and more like “able” here). I met a sweet boy in Korah named Abel this summer and later discovered it meant the same thing as Kedir – “capable”. BONUS, my favorite scripture is Ephesians 3:20, “God is ABLE to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” (guess, I can cross that tattoo off my list).
How old are they?
Asher is10 months (almost 11) & Camp is 11 months
When are their birthdays? Will you celebrate them together? Did you pick their bdays?
Ashers is Feburary 24th
Camp’s is January 29th
YES we will (at least for the time being) celebrate their birthdays on a mutual date.
and then celebrate them individually as a family on their actual birthday
no, we did not pick the days. they are days that were estimated by the people in Ethiopia, and we just chose to keep them!
Are they siblings?
well, yes they are!
might not have been born siblings, but they are siblings now.
They’ve also been together since they were 1 month old in 2 orphanages, the transition home, and now in their joint room at our house. (blog about their room coming soon!)
yes, they share a room.
Are they sleeping?
not sure why everyone asks I’m sure every new mother this question, but yes they are sleeping.
they don’t usually wake each other up at night, but they often wake each other up during nap time.
thank goodness I have a pack-n-play set up in the guest room in case one of em is getting fussy
What are their personalities like?
they couldn’t be more different. and I love them both!
Asher for sure is a party waiting to happen. she has this smile for the camera thing going on, and she makes friends pretty easily. She is sassy, girly, attention loving and I love her so much. reminds me of someone else I know 🙂
Camp is the sweetest. he’s my little music man. he always has to check every new thing/person out and he looks at you real serious. but once he knows you, man. he has the cheesiest smile and he just lights up when I say his name. he’s wise it seems. always listening or watching everything I put in front of him. I love him!
Well, that’s all I can think of for now. I’m sure there are more questions – send em to me if you’ve got em!
Camp + Asher are really passionate about getting other orphans home. They are totally for adoption fundraisers and especially ones that involve them getting to be a part of it 😉
My friend Melissa created this coloring book called “The ABC’s of Coming Home”. It’s a journey through the alphabet that introduces things to adopted kids that may be unfamiliar. Plus, I think it would be fun for bio kids too! Who doesn’t love to color? Buy yours here & support their Sierra Leone adoption!
*ps, this weekend I pretty much just recovered from being sick last week, so I’m a little behind on emails and comments. hope to catch up the next few days!