Saturday, September 16, 2006

What A Surprise

As some of you may have noticed, we have decorated Kate's nursery with designs by John Lennon.

We had an amazing surprise last night when Christi went to play Mah Jongg at our friend Duncan's house, as she does on a regular basis. This is Duncan with her husband and our friend Rob, and Annie and Dilsey.

A while back, Duncan had asked for a piece of the John Lennon border we had used for the nursery. I had totally forgotten that I had given this to her.

She hand-made the most amazing stuffed dolls based on the Lennon design.

They go so well in the nursery, and the fact that our friend made these by hand means so much to us, as we know it will to Kate.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Our Sponsor Child

This week has been so exciting. Not only did we find out about our Kate and see photos for the first time, we also got a letter from our sponsor child Shuaili (sh-why lee). We are sponsoring him through our agency Children's Hope International. There is a link on the left side of our blog if you'd like to find out more.

Shuaili wants to be an artist. That is his goal in life. He has a happy positive attitude about being in the orphanage and having Polio. His health does not get him down because he has a dream. We are very proud to be his sponsors and to help make his dreams come true.

Here are some photos of Shuaili and some drawings he sent to us. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.