Wednesday, October 20, 2010

TEFF at the Pumpkin Patch!

Teff, for those who aren't steeped in Ethiopian information, is the grain that is used to make injera- the ubiquitous bread that is used to scoop up delicious Ethiopian food.  But in this case T.E.F.F. stands for Tulsa Ethiopian Family Fun!  It's the cheesy acronym that I made up when I planned a visit to the Pumpkin Patch for the ET adoptive families in our area!  I may be the only person calling our group "TEFF" at this point, but I'm gonna keep saying it until it catches on!  Because, who doesn't love cheese???  ;-)

So, yes, there were many adorable Ethiopian kids at the Pumpkin Patch last Sunday... but to get all these kids organized to take a group photo while climbing/sitting/standing/falling on a big pile of pumpkins was nearly impossible.  Here are a few of our efforts:
Attempt #1

Attempt #2

Attempt #3
Yeah, so the group photo?  Not so much.  But we had lots of fun and got lots of other fun shots!

Avé and her beautiful ET Princess friend Sakari.
I hope those 2 girls will be BFFs forever!  

And this WOULD be my new fav family photo if Ben wasn't pouting b/c I wouldn't let him stand in line for 45 minutes to buy a pumpkin that he fell in love with.  :-/  'Cause I'm just mean like that.


Sohailah said...

LOVE this! I love that there are other Ethiopian children NEARBY. How fun? Did you know any of them before you started the process of bringing Ave home?

Heidi Jo said...

it really is too bad she is so camera shy. :o)

Deena / TEAM MARQUIS said...

I am so jealous that you have Ethiopian playmates for your little one!!! I really need to start searching for some ET friends...
Cute pics!

Anonymous said...

Is there no end to your daughters cuteness?? I love her hair bows!! Such a BEAUTIFUL family, even if Ben is pouting!! LOL....

Selam! G'day! Hello!