Monday, September 1, 2014

Talia and Tom

What does Talia think of Tom, our friendly backyard dog?

He's soft when you pet him...

...and he's pretty good for leaning on too!

His fur smells

His tail is pretty funny... fact, his tail is very funny.


Maybe his tail is delicious?

No, just really funny.

Just look at it wagging back and forth!

Check out this video of Talia and the ever-patient Tom.  She really is fascinated by his tail!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NDNorth: Little Bookworms

A few sponsors have sent the little ones at New Day North a little stack of board books (Thank you!), and the nannies are getting more and more into the habit of teaching the kids about reading. Funny, it seems like the youngest ones in the group have caught on the quickest! 

You may look at the photo below and think, oh, that's just a staged photo, the babies aren't really reading. Think again! Timothy was actually staring intently at his book, concentrating and focusing. Maybe he'll be an early reader? 

...or maybe it wasn't the words he was reading, but the pictures. Is it a good book, Timothy?

Our kids are becoming bookworms and we're so excited for them!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NDSouth: Welcome Lulu!

On Monday, August 11th, Lulu arrived in our care at New Day South. She's a sweet girl with a darling smile, and even though she's only been here for a couple of weeks, she's already melting hearts with it!

Lulu loves watching the people around her, and she often likes to mimic them too.

Between her sweet little laugh and mischievous grin, how could you not fall for this precious girl? And honestly, what about those dimples? Completely adorable, right?

But don't be fooled, sweet little Lulu has a silly side too...isn't that right, Miss Lulu?

We think Lulu is going to fit right in here. She's already started attending preschool, loves to be cuddled, and is good to share with the little ones around her.

Welcome to your new home, Lulu! We're so happy to have you here!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy and Home

Since 2002 New Day has celebrated the adoption of 256 children.


That's a lot. (You can see pictures of all of our "graduates" here)

Many of you giggled along with our kids when we posted this "Happy at New Day" video. It was fun getting clips of the children in our care bubbling with joy. There's something special about seeing children who have overcome many challenges smiling and dancing. There's something absolutely miraculous about it, actually! It was a fun video to put together, and even more fun to watch... but we had an idea. What if we could put together a "Happy" video of some of New Day's graduates? 

A few e-mails went out and in no time (ok, it actually took a few weeks - adoptive parents are busy!), we had a collection of clips and pictures to sort through. We didn't get clips from every single one of the 256 children who have been adopted, but we do have over thirty.

...over thirty "happy" videos of children who once were orphans living at New Day, but who are now HOME.



In Memory of Albert

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NDSouth: Amy's Laugh

Amy is a darling girl with a contagious laugh. She loves to play and have fun, and there isn't a day that goes by that you won't hear her laughter throughout the foster home as she plays with the other children.

She loves learning new things, too. Of course, not only is she an enthusiastic student, but she also sets an example for the younger children in preschool. Amy is commonly found helping the teacher as well as encouraging the other children to follow along.

She's such a sweet girl, with a shining personality and an encouraging heart.

Of course, the one thing Amy asks for often is a family of her own...and how we long for the day when that is a reality for our darling girl.