Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bullets

Hi! A little over 5 months home so I figured I'd give a few E updates

  • She's chewing! This is a huge deal. We are now trying to get her to try new foods and textures.
  • She's talking A LOT and putting words together like "big red truck" "pink ball"
  • She started day care three days a week and is doing great. She says "Fun!"
  • She loves Santa and likes watching videos of Santa and carrying around an ugly yard sale Santa (and making me kiss it)
  • She calls me MOMMY now!
  • She loves to make us laugh
  • She had a speech therapy assessment and is on par with a 2 year old!

Overall she is doing great and I thank my lucky stars and I hope it continues going this well. She is a blessing to us and our family.

Thanks for following! I will have more posts on the auction soon, as well as an official amount that we will be able to send to the Warm Shelter.

~Mama

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bee Girl

One year ago today we got six little photos in my IN BOX that changed our lives forever. A sweet little 18 month old girl in a yellow dress. What a wonderful world indeed.

Laura

ROUND ONE- SUCCESS!!

DEAR FRIENDS AND DONORS AND WINNERS OF THE AUCTION!! THE FIRST ROUND OF MONEY IS IN PSKOV!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED!!

~mama

Friday, August 10, 2012

Warm Shelter Update

UPDATE on WARM SHELTER:

To all that have donated or participated in the auction…and those that want to participate or donate in the future. The orphanage has regularly placed a plea for assistance in the media and has had the community give them some second hand clothing, strollers and toys. People from the community have also volunteered to spend time with the children and take them for walks. This is wonderful! The sad news is that the staff has been cut significantly. The biggest problem they are facing right now is the lack of medicine. Our plan right now is to send some of the money from the auction and from generous friends by transfer with the Congress of Russian Americans. At this point we will only send a small amount to make sure that it goes smoothly. I hope to accomplish this goal before August 20th. If it works well we will send more money. In addition, the family that brought our donations last time will be traveling soon on trip two, and they will bring money and buy more medicine and winter clothing when she arrives. Sergey, the loving director/doctor of the orphanage sends a warm hello and a big thank you to all that have supported our efforts! THANK YOU!
 
~mama

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

THANKS AGAIN!!

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Auction is Closed Dear Friends

The donations and bids from friends and family to support the orphanage in Pskov is POWERFUL. Thanks so much for the love for these children. You donations will make a nice dent in the needs of the orphanage and for this I cannot thank you enough. In the past two weeks we have made $1290. That surpasses our goal and makes me very happy. I would also like to thank the Pskov mamas that worked so hard on this, particularly Amy who really did all the work! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! Also, a huge thanks to Whitney who will make the exchange happen (after buying all of the donations with your dollars)! Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! Sending you all my love...

~mama

Sunday, August 5, 2012

AUCTION ENDS TONIGHT AT 10:00!!

Hi all,

The auction is going great but your bids are still important to help the children at the Warm Shelter in Pskov. If you haven't bid already please take a look at the great things available to you until TONIGHT (August 5) AT 10:00! There are many great things to bid on- some of them with super low bids! If you HAVE bid already please check and make sure no one is swarming in to outbid you at the last second!

This auction is very important to our family, but it is even MORE IMPORTANT to these children in need! REMINDER: The orphanage has lost their funding and they are struggling for even the most basic things such as diapers and medicine!!

Here is the link to the auction: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.346815532061349.79019.346811248728444&type=3
that ends TONIGHT at 10:00!!

If you want to donate cash I will take that too! Please email me at lkn_56@yahoo.com!

Thank you!


~mama