Though this isn't the best picture, I just had to show you anyway. Sunday morning all the girls received a basket from us for Easter. While it wasn't by any means full, it had a goodly amount of candy in it--enough to last several days--I would have thought:) But what do I know?!
Anyway, this picture was taken of Jenna only 24 hours later when asked where all her candy went! She laughed and showed us it was all gone already. Can you believe it didn't last more than 24 hours?!! This girl has a VERY serious sweet tooth!!
THEN, when New Day had their Easter egg hunt 2 days later, she received another basket of candy which NONE of it made it home!! I do have to say one thing in her defense though. She did give some of it away, however, most of it she ate that afternoon before returning home:) Sweet things disappear with this girl faster than the blink of an eye!!
Also, the other girls have learned to put theirs up where she can't get it as they tend to space theirs out. They've learned this the hard way. If there is candy ANYWHERE within her reach--hey, it's fair game in her book!!
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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