Monday, October 24, 2011

Still praying for sweet Oliver....

You are the God who performs miracles;
you display your power among the peoples.
Psalm 77:14

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fatherless Friday

Why is this child still an orphan?

 She is so sweet, and so able....and so precious.

 She deserves to be loved....

To have a family of her own.  What an amazing blessing she would be.


Girl, Born September 2008
What a munchkin! Big brown eyes :) More photos available. Charity is a beautiful girl with Down syndrome. She was born with a heart condition, but has had corrective surgery and is healthy and doing well now. She is still crawling, and will greatly benefit from a loving family to encourage her development!!
Update, Sept 2011: Charity isn't walking yet, but she can stand on her own. She has pretty normal development for a child with Down syndrome. Everyone in the orphanage loves her, because she is so loving and affectionate.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The kids in their costumes :)

They kids all went to a Halloween party on Saturday night
 so, we had NO children from 6-10pm!  Whoo-Hoo!!!
Toma was Tweedle Dee...odd, I know, but it was cute and NOT scary.  But I have to say it was SO tight that he had the mother of all wedgies by the time he got home!

 Alex wasn't too hip on the idea of a party without mama ;)

 Scary Summer is all set to go!

 Michael the Alien  ( I have a thing about creep out) but he wanted to be it.

And finally, my little pirate looks so much better with his beard...and hearing there was going to be candy at the party ;)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall is in the air...and a mouse is in the house!

The kids enjoyed playing in the leaves today...
 and yes, he's using a snow shovel instead of a rake...and yes, we are Polish ;)

 Summer loves our sweet guy Jake...

He's such a good dog :)  Goldens are the BEST family dogs.

 Toma did NOT like the leaves....

 goofing around....

 My michael <3

 Alex got an owie....and is being a goofball...

 he has the silliest faces....

 wouldn't it be wonderful if they tree STAYED this pretty!

 he's exhausted after all that raking...I mean, shoveling...

 Alex being a goof again, and Toma wanting OUT of the leaf pile....

 yes, the boys are fighting...and Toma is crying...but Summer is always ready for a picture!

 Toma is rather good at whittling ;)  He'd MUCH rather sit and do this than touch those nasty leaves.

 ok...there's a story behind this picture...Summer was wearing this dress the other day and the (nasty) neighborhood kids were teasing her..saying it was an old grandma dress.  She came in crying :(  So, I took this picture to show her how pretty she looked :)

 Another story here too....See the little thing in the corner of the window above our front door??  It's a baby mouse!!!
So, of course, we had to catch it and bring it in the house....

And feed it everything we could think of....
only problem was...when Summer turned her back to get it a bowl of DISAPPEARED!!!  IN MY KITCHEN. 
I haven't seen it since...but we do have 5 cats....need I say more...???  :( :( :(