When the days are a bit cooler, we take advantage and play outside more. The girls love the outdoors, but when it's in the upper 90's, mom and dad don't care much for the heat. Besides, Hannah and Elizabeth, with past heart issues, tend to sweat a lot in such heat. We had a few cooler days and the girls enjoyed going out doing bubbles, riding bikes and playing badminton. Serena looks real excited learning this new game of badminton, doesn't she?!
Elizabeth decided to make bubbles on top of some of the playground equipment. Of course, then Jenna also had to! Elise is the one more into sports these days. She really enjoys a good game of badminton!
Shawna also looks pretty into the game to, doesn't she?!
Jenna and Hannah playing badminton, now that was interesting! I think they need more practice and help understanding the game better.
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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