Today we ventured up to the top of Mount Entoto, the highest peak overlooking Addis Ababa. It stormed in Addis last night (and tonight too), so the world seemed fresh and the scent of eucalyptus was strong in the air.
After our trip up the mountain we paid to go to a park in the center of the city. I'm pretty sure that Tegegn and Tiruye had never been exposed to playground equipment before, so they weren't quite sure what to do. Tegegn loved it. Tiruye, not so much.
The kiddos are doing really, really well. We had been so worried about Tegegn because when we met him in December he was very quiet and shy. He has been a total rockstar though and his personality is blossoming in front of us. He's very quiet in public, but he loves to laugh and play in our room. He did manage to toss a block out our second-story hotel window yesterday. Oops! At least the security guard was really nice about it! Tiruye is also doing really well considering all the changes to her life this week. There's been a lot of inconsolable crying, which is understandable given the circumstances, but her bubbly personality still shines through loud and clear. She is a joy.