Our girls love a particular treat called "Lv she tou or Green Tongues." It's rather odd, but they love them anyway. Perhaps that is part of the reason. Recently our local village store began to sell them and our girls were delighted!! Previously they were only found in Beijing and we didn't get there very often so needless to say, they didn't get them as often as they'd like. While it looks like a regular popsicle, as you suck on it, it begins to change form a bit. The only way I know how to describe it is that it is a cross between a regular popsicle and jello. As you suck on it, it begins to become more gelatin like and then stretches, thus the name sake--it looks like a green tongue. The other day some new kids here asked our girls what they liked to eat as far as popsicles--what's good?! Naturally, they told them they loved these. However, when they tried them, they really didn't care for them. They said "I thought you said they were good!" They found them gross and unappetizing. I guess it just goes to show you--to each his own!!
We are the Rippee family! We manage and are house parents in a home for older orphaned girls in China. It's called the Forever Home, and it is a project of New Day Foster Home. Like all foreign workers at NDFH, we receive no salary for our work, so if you would like to support our family's living expenses, please click the button below to donate through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Forever Home and ways you can directly support this work, please visit New Day Foster Home's website.
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Elise was adopted at the age of 3 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elise is home- schooled and really loves music, cooking, arts and crafts, and enjoys being the big, older sister to the Forever Home girls.
Shawna was adopted at the age of 1 year old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Shawna is home-schooled and is good at piano, arts and crafts, and thoroughly enjoys playing with the Forever Home girls.
Elizabeth was adopted at the age of 10 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elizabeth is home-schooled and loves the outdoors, computers, bike riding, and crafts.
THE FOREVER HOME GIRLS
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