This week our girls have been blessed with a few new toys. The team gave them some cool balloons that you blow up and they twirl around and whistle as they inflate. The girls thought those were great! Then an intern who helped out a couple of days gave them a couple of spinning tops that have laser lights and play a very popular song here. Wow, it's never dull around our house, nor quiet these days as we have many musical toys! After the first day, one of the tops stopped partially working. It was likely dropped too many times and stopped playing the loud song, awwwwwww! Here, the louder the volume, the better. Anyone who has been in China much knows just what I'm talking about. Just between you and us, mom and dad was thrilled cause they were REALLY loud, those tops and with 2 going a lot of the time, it was well... you know! I have to say though, the louder and flashier the toy, the more fun and exciting it is to kids! That's when, as a parent, you hope it isn't too long before the batteries run down:) We have to admit though that these are pretty cool toys!! Thanks so much for blessing them with them! They have really enjoyed them and that's what's important, isn't it?!
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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