Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Little Helper

Monday, August 14, 2017

Transformation Tuesday: Kiera

On May 23rd of 2016 a little girl arrived at New Day Foster Home.

Keira was almost 5 months old and had GI issues. We immediately fell in love with her sweet smile and her nannies were all too happy to give her all the cuddles she needed.

As Keira grew we saw more and more of her personality come out. She would make her wants and needs known and often had people around her amazed at all of her facial expressions.

The winter was full of firsts for Keira as we celebrated her first Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthday!

Shortly after Keira turned 1 she was able to move in with a local foster family.

Each time she would come for a visit with her foster mom we were amazed at how much she had grown.

We loved seeing that her big smile had only grown bigger!

Now, Keira is getting ready to join her forever family. We are so excited for all this means for her and her future!
Friday, August 11, 2017

Maggie and the Goats

Our backyard is full of fun things for the kids to do. There are slides and swings, bikes and a sandbox. And then there are the animals.

Normally you'll hear the kids asking for Tom, our dog, but Maggie loves the goats.

Maggie was fascinated as she watched the goats.

She would reach out to touch them and then giggles as they pulled away.

We're pretty sure the goats were just as interested in Maggie!

We love seeing our kids learn and explore and we think Maggie will have many more adventures with the goats!
Monday, July 31, 2017

Stretching Time!

Connie saw one of her teachers, Ruby, stretching and wanted to join her. It quickly turned into Connie showing her what stretches to do!

Connie couldn't quite figure out why is was so hard for Ruby to do the splits!

After, Connie had to show off a few of her skills!

It looks like we might have a future gymnast on our hands!
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Introducing...Micaela, Aerin, Larry, and Kevin

You may have noticed a few new faces on our facebook page, and we thought we would take the time to formally introduce them to you.

Micaela is 2 1/2 months old and has a smirky smile that we have fallen in love with!

Shortly after arriving she was admitted into the hospital and had surgery for her neurological disorder. We look forward to her return so we can continue to get to know this sweet girl!

Aerin is 4 months old and was born with a neurological issue. She babbles and smiles happily when she sees her nanny.

Aerin is settling in nicely and we all adore this sweet girl.

Larry is 1 1/2 months old and was born with a heart defect and a GI issue.

He is alert and observant of the world around him (when he's not sleeping!).

Finally, Kevin is 9 months old. He was born with a heart condition.

Kevin has the sweetest smile and big, beautiful eyes.

We welcome these 4 little ones with open arms knowing that the path ahead of them may have bumps and turns but vowing to walk alongside them every step of the way. 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Imaginations Running Wild

What happens when you put a pile of Duplos in front of a child? Their imagination is allowed to run wild and they invent all kinds of new things.

They may build cars or trains.

Sometimes they build the tallest tower only to knock it down.

Maybe they will make an imaginary city full of new and wonderful adventures.

A child's imagination can take them anywhere, and we love being able to watch them explore!
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Transformation Tuesday: Jordan

In October of 2015 a little boy arrived in need of a liver transplant. Jordan (Marcus at the time) was almost one year old and was very observant of the world around him.

As Jordan waited for his liver he enjoyed exploring the world around him.

We loved seeing glimpses of his silly personality as he got more comfortable in his surroundings.

We found out that Jordan also needed heart surgery and after his recovery we were thrilled to hear that a liver was available for him.

After his transplant Jordan started the long road to recovery. We loved seeing his bright, clear eyes and his big smiles!

We celebrated as Jordan learned new things and accomplished new skills.

This past fall Jordan turned 2 and his world was expanded as he was able to move out of our CCU and he started preschool.

We love watching him learn and discover.

Jordan has grown into such a sweet little boy. We are so thankful for his life and we are also thankful that he will soon be leaving to join his forever family!