I think sharing about 50 (ha ha) pictures will tell the story of our day much better than I can write about it... :)
Here's the day.... (it was a LONG LONG LONG day for us!!!)
It started out with the staff picking us up at 8:30. We were able to dig Svetlana's special gift out of the donation suitcases and give it to her. I made her a frame with pictures of all the families that I know that she has helped find their children. She was THRILLED and blown away by the gift! She sends her warmest regards and best wishes to all those families!
Here we are taking all the luggage (donations) into the babyhouse. As you can see it took LOTS of help! :)
There was a special program @ 9:30 that focused on a couple of adorable twin girls! :) They were SO thrilled when we walked in... :) Here are some pictures of the program. Yes, that's Faith in the cream dress... grinning at us from ear to ear... AWE!!
That's Grace with her fingers in her mouth. She was VERY excited to sing and do the motions!
That's Grace in the caregivers lap. :)
We took pastries and goodies for the children. We were able to give them out to the children after the program. Phil had the camera and was supposed to take pictures of me handing the treats out..however, he took a video of it. SO, we don't have pics of the kids eating their treats... but we have a video! :)
The other children went back to their rooms and we took these pictures with the twins!
The lady in the midde below is the music director. She was so kind to us for the entire MONTHS we've been coming to the babyhouse! She got teary eyed as we were talking after the production and told us that the special (solo) that Faith and Grace sang was a song she wrote just for them to sing today for us! Awe.. precious! :)
After the show was over the caregivers and staff wanted us to give them the clothing we brought for the girls to leave in... and they wanted to dress them in them. I was a little sad about this, but agreed. I have LOTS of times to dress them in the future...so I just let it go.. :( We then went to the offices to unpack and donate the things we had brought. Here we are unpacking the donations.
We were then able to go to a couple of different rooms and hand out trucks and babydolls. I have to say this was my FAVORITE part. These kids are precious and BEGGING for attention and love. I don't think I have to say anything else... you can see it in the pictues.
As you can see in the above pictures. The Nauryz party was a SUCCESS! I do wish that we could have brought more food and actually seen them eating more of it.. but, we were able to give them the treats we brought after the celebration, and we left more with the director for the entire babyhouse.
This is part 1 of our day... I will post more soon... We are doing good. My goal is to try to get caught up on the blog this weekend. We are in Almaty until Monday night late. However, there are 2 precious bundles who are sleeping in this room right now that might have different plans for this tired Mama... and if they do... oh well! ;)
I think I'm still in shock that they are WITH us forever! I will write more about all that soon.. I have to get some sleep.. the nights are SHORT these days! ha ha! :)
Paka for now... PLEASE keep praying for these sweet babies!
... and I promise the next post is the break-out pictures and some we've taken since they've been with us! Check back soon!!