The day after we came back from our adoption trip, New Day Foster Home held their monthly birthday celebrations. These kids always have 2 birthdays!! Isn't that great?! Who wouldn't love that?!
Here they crown the birthday princess and she excitedly awaits for her party to begin!
Everyone sings happy birthday and she blows out the candle!!
Here's a video of them singing to her and her blowing out her candle. So sorry I missed getting the first part of the video. I guess I was in a brain fog due to the early morning getting in from the airport (1:30am) and getting up at 6:30am to see the kids off to school and missed that:(( I'll get back into the swing of things after a little more rest:)
Now, this next video wasn't part of today's birthday festivities, but of her birthday party at the Forever Home on her actual birthday. I forgot to include it in the last post and thought you'd still enjoy seeing 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
Click on the pictures below to find out more about our Forever Home girls.
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