Sunday, July 13, 2008
For example, Nick's life philosophy is to cry. You remember the post a while back, showing mouth open so wide you could see his tonsils? Well, he still likes to cry...but we're happy to report that he seems to be settling down a little bit. He has replaced some of his screaming with babbling, and that's a welcome change. He's not smiling in these pictures, but at least he's not crying!
Jack's life philosophy is eating...and that's one about which we are very happy! As long as the nannies strictly adhere to his eating schedule (every two hours!) he's a happy camper...but if his bottle is late, he let's everyone know about it!
Jack...taking a rare break from eating!
Dawn's life philosophy is smiling! And boy, do we have the pictures to prove it!
Regardless of what their philosophy is, we are so pleased that each of our children has the opportunity to be unique in his or her own way, and so grateful that our nannies take the time to get to know each of them. It's such a gift to share in the development of each of these babies, as they continue to establish who they are. And we can't wait to see who they will be in the years to come!
Kyle and Becca still reside at the cleft home while we search for some more foster families. While they were never tiny by any means, they still have grown so much! Both physically and developmentally.
Even though neither could support their head when they first arrived, they are now both standing (though Kyle's a bit wobbly), and Becca seems to be helping Simba (the house manager's son) with his homework already ready!
Thank you for your continued support, which enables us to provide these children the physical, medical, emotional, and developmental support and care they deserve.
Priceless picutres of Kyle learning to recieve...and give...kisses
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
now has some chipmunk cheeks!
There she is, bright-eyed, and beautiful, ready for a grand adventure...
...or maybe a nap
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
[The Chinese name of one of our little girls means flower] "So every time I see her, I feel that I am in a garden of early summer. Here we have fresh air, comfortable temperature. The little twigs are growing into branches, and are budding. They’re enjoying the nurturing of summer sun and rain. Dawn is just like a beautiful flower in this garden. She grows quietly. Only two months, we can see and feel her various emotions, happy, blue.."
Pretty beautiful (and happy!) flower, wouldn't you agree?
Many thanks for your support, which helps us help our "twigs" grow into
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Alex with his family and a few babies!
For his Eagle Scout project, Alex went door-to-door raising money to buy cleft bottles. He raised enough money to buy 17 cases of bottles, and brought five of these boxes to the cleft home!
Look at all those wonderful supplies! Five cases of bottles,
and 30 bottles of vitamins (Thanks to Tanner!)
Alex also brought over vitamins that were collected by another Eagle Scout, Tanner. He brought enough vitamins to last the cleft home for the entire year. We are very thankful for Tanner's hard work and generous donation, and know that these vitamins will be very important for our babies in the year to come
Alex smiles with satisfaction--as he should!
The babies (and LWB) say THANK YOU!