Curious Puppy

Gunner, a nine month year old Labrador Retriever, looks attentively at anything that moves, flies or makes noise while his owner, Dave Cote, whiles onto his leash. Cole has Gunner shipped from out west and is having the dog trained to be a waterfowl hunting dog.

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I love pizza!

Temamen (Tray) looks over at his sister, Tigest (Tessa), while enjoying his pizza for lunch. Connie Warners said that it has been hard trying finding food they like and therefore the family has eating a great deal of Ethiopian food. However in a month’s time at their new American home, Tem and Tessa have recently enjoyed eating bananas, eggs, bread, French fries, nutrigrain bars, and pizza.

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Lunch Time

While kneeling on a chair at the kitchen table, Tessa talks to her family and herself in a mixture of English and Ambaric while cutting her pizza slice into bit size pieces.

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Daddy’s Boy

Phil Warners holds Tray in his knee after arriving home from work one Monday evening. With Tray being a “daddy’s boy,” Warners is looking forward to teaching him how to ride a bike and playing catch in their backyard.

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Horsey Back Ride

With a huge smile, Tessa clings to Phil Warners sweatshirt in a playful game of “horsey.” The family describes Tessa’s personality as one who likes to play the crowd, moody and a girly-girl with her sparkly hair band and pink clothes.

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Puzzle Time

While in between making dinner, Connie Warners knees down to helps Tessa put together a kitten puzzle on their living room floor. Warners explained that with Tray and Tessa not being able to speak English, communicating with the two children has been the hardest challenge that they have faced so far.

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Sister bonding

Tessa Warners (4) looks around inside Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids while being carried by her new big sister, Kate, who flew over with her parents to pick up the two children.

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