We came downstairs and waited around a bit and then decided to go outside and see if we could find the boys around 7:30. Right as we were putting our shoes on, one of the staff came around holding "M's" hand and carrying "E". Thankfully another adoptive father is here and I hurriedly gave him my camera to take the first photos. I was handed "E" in which he stared at me in wonder for awhile, and I at him. "M" immediately went up to Michael and just snuggled right into his arms saying "Dad? Dad?" in his sweet little accent. I couldn't believe that at that very moment, our dreams of almost 2 years was finally coming true. I was finally able to not just see, but hold, hug, kiss, and snuggle my sweet Ethiopian boys! Amazingly, I didn't cry like I thought I would because I was just so in awe! Soon after, we switched boys and I asked "M" who I was and he said "Mommy?" Seriously, at that moment, I could've melted!
We got to spend all morning together with the boys playing and "M" loved playing soccer with Daddy outside. I got to feed "E" a bowl of oatmeal and then he fell asleep in my arms. It was heaven!! It's amazing how you just automatically feel so in love with two sweet little boys you've never met, but you do! At that time, we had to leave because we were going to do some sight seeing. They don't want us to spend all our time here at the guest house/transition home (as much as we'd love to!), because they really feel it's important to get to know the area and really learn the Ethiopian culture. So we will have a busy week with all sorts of things to see!
I'll be sure to post more details about what all we did with pictures and such, but I at least wanted to share the morning of meeting the boys! :)