Friday, December 23, 2011

It's A Party With New Day Foster Home!!

Today New Day Foster Home had their annual Christmas party. The kids were soooo excited! First they sang Christmas songs, heard the Christmas story told, and FINALLY got to open their presents. They each got a gift from NDFH and some of them received gifts from sponsors and/or their waiting parents in America (Hannah and Serena). They tore through them pretty quickly and it was hard to get pictures and figure out who got what in some cases after all the excitement subsided. Imagine about 50 kids all in one large room, then add in all their foster parents, New Day staff and interns, then SANTA arrives:)) Santa was played by none other than Randy, our Forever Home foster dad!

Hannah got some new clothes--among other things of course!! What girl doesn't like new clothes, right Hannah?!!

Serena thinks her presents were pretty awesome too! She got a camera, clothes, and some cooking mixes for Christmas.

Elly also received some new clothes and some artsy type activities.

Holly got a bag of many things too like books and activities to do.

Thank you all for blessing the Forever Home girls with so many things!!

1 comment:

  1. So glad I found your blog again. I had lost touch since your fundraiser blog ended. It's great to see so many happy smiles. We were blessed to sponsor two of your forever home girls for Christmas this year... Serena and Elly. Though I'm guessing the gifts shown here for Serena were from her new family, as we did a Hello Kitty themed gift. We also got to sponsor Elly at the last minute, before our package had to be sent. So fun to see them in their hands half-a-world away! God bless you for all you do Rippee family... we continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers ~ and now Khloe is here praying with us! Part of why I picked Serena for Christmas was that she arrived while we were at New Day to bring Khloe home. It is so nice to see that big smile on her face, as she looked so scared the day she arrived. What a beautiful young lady she is! Wishing you a blessed and happy 2012 and Happy CNY to all of you! <><

    Blessings & Hugs,
    ~ Tanya