Connie is the big sister in the CCU and she takes that role very seriously. She is often seen helping her nannies with little tasks and making sure that everyone knows what they should do. Connie also knows that it's a big sisters job to love their younger siblings. And as you can see, this is a task that Connie has mastered!
Tracy and Emmanuel are so lucky to have a big sister like Connie!
With the new year
arriving we love being able to look back on the last year. 2016 was a year full
of joy and laughter. Amazing stories were written about each of our children as
we watched them grow up. Choosing favorite
posts is never easy, but here are some of the highlights from 2016!
The year started off
with so much love. We are blessed with nannies, staff, and foster parents who
love the children as if they were their own.
Austyn has made
amazing progress since arriving to New Day Foster Home, and in February we were
able to make the long awaited announcement that he could walk!
We love having the
opportunity to tell our readers more about out children, and in March we wrote
all about James!
Snow in April? In
Beijing the pollen from trees looks like snow, and the kids love playing with
it. What could be better than Scooters and Snow?
with kids means getting messy, and our preschool teacher was pretty messy after
Backyard Face Painting!
We thank you so much
for your interest, support, and encouragement during 2016 and would like to
take this opportunity to wish you a very happy 2017. We are looking forward to
sharing many more Amazing Stories, Transformation Tuesdays, simple moments, and as many cute pictures as
you can handle!
As Frank and Veronica just joined New Day North in May, this year is their first true celebration of Christmas. Introducing them to a few traditions brought sweet and priceless reactions. What could build anticipation and excitement more than these curious activities of bringing in a tree...
...and setting them aglow?
The light snowfall outside created the perfect Christmastime feel around the hustle and bustle of stringing and decorating.
But the tree was only the beginning of the festivities! There were gifts to prepare for little friends who were coming to celebrate...
Cookies were ready to be decorated...
Young and old jumped into the rolling and cutting and sprinkling...
What's Christmas without carols?
Gifts were due to be given, and Frank and Veronica discovered the joy of giving.
Not only to little friends, but to nannies too! Merry Christmas, Lillian!
Gifts are also to be received! What do you think is in the bag, Frank?
Frank was just a *little* pleased with his new outfit...
What do you think of your gift, Veronica?
Pretty in pink...
And finally, what is Christmas without good friends and a big hug?
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