Thursday, November 16, 2017

It's My Party and I'll Sleep if I Want To!


At the beginning of November Anna turned 1! We were excited to celebrate her birthday at our monthly birthday party, but she had other plans. Anna thought it was the perfect time for a nap!



She slept through the singing of happy birthday and the blowing out of candles.


She slept while all of the other kids ate cake and enjoyed the party.


And, she kept on sleeping when the party was over! Sweet Anna, we hope you decide to stay awake for your 2nd birthday party!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

So Many Leaves!

To kids fall leaves mean one thing, something to play with! Everyday they would watch the leaves falling from the trees until finally the pile was big enough to go outside and play in!


Some of the kids liked to sit in the pile while others preferred throwing the leaves in the air.



Everyone giggled as the leaves fell everywhere!


I think we can all agree, playing in the leaves is the best part of fall!



Friday, November 10, 2017

North for Christmas...

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The weather is getting crisp and cold - it already snowed up here in Inner Mongolia - and Christmas is in the air. We want to make Christmas special for the kiddos up here, and show their nannies and the orphanage staff just how loved they are by people all over the world. 

Ready to find out how you can help?

 
Isaiah, Christmas 2015





We are BLESSED here at New Day North to be caring for fifteen adorable and precious children. Each of them have unique personalities and special needs, and because of this, they can be a bit more tricky to shop for. Never fear! We've put together an Amazon Wishlist just for you with specific ideas and suggestions for each of the children.

Check it out HERE

So, how are we going to do this?

Each one of the littles needs one sponsor, but we will allow up to two per kiddo.
1. Pick a child, read their bio so that you know how old they are and get a brief introduction
2. Email Hannah (hannahjiejie@gmail.com) with "Christmas Sponsorship" in the subject, and let her know who you are sponsoring
3. go shopping! You can either shop online and have your goodies shipped to a courier (I will give you the address when you e-mail me), or you go shopping and fill up a shoe box and ship that to the courier who will carry it to China. OR (one last option) you can fill up a shoebox and ship it USPS to China yourself. This final option tends to be a bit more expensive, but it's a lot of fun to do with your own children and family.

Alternatively, you can do a combination and purchase a few items off of the wishlist and have them sent to our courier, and then take your own kiddos to Target and buy an outfit or two for the child you're sponsoring.


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Mindy
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Michael
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Ruth
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Isaiah
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Caleb
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Samuel
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Evangeline 
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Frank
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Shua Li
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Rina
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Clara
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Stephanie
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Emerson
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Chad
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Ruby
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 Questions? Email me (hannahjiejie@gmail.com) or send us a facebook message


Samuel, Christmas 2015
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

In Memory of Luan


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Happy Halloween or Happy Birthday?

What is the difference between Halloween and Birthdays? 


To our preschoolers, they are one and the same. To introduce a few American traditions, we spent October 31st hollowing out and carving pumpkins with our morning preschool class. We had some adorable confusion when our teachers placed a candle inside a carved pumpkin. 




Upon seeing the candle, sweet Nathan started signing for cake and got the rest of his classmates to sing "happy birthday" with him. While we are proud of them for drawing a connection between candles and birthday parties, we might have to revisit the lesson on the different holidays. 



Whether they thought it was someone's birthday or not, our morning preschool class had a very fun time getting their hands messy with seeds and goop and seeing a silly face appear on their pumpkins. The only disappointment was not eating cake after they sang. 


Monday, October 16, 2017

Christmas Sponsorship 2017!

It may be over 2 months away, but Christmas is coming! There's still plenty of time before you have to pull out all of your decorations and start baking Christmas cookies, but it is time to start one thing, shopping for the children at New Day Foster Home!


If you've followed along with our Christmas sponsorship program in the past you know that is it always so much fun! This year we are asking for sponsors to send gifts for our children to help make Christmas merry and bright!


Here's how everything is going to work!

What?
Sponsoring Christmas presents for the children at New Day Beijing.

New Day Beijing

How?
  • Go to THIS PAGE and choose the child you would like to sponsor. Then e-mail Abby (abby@newdaycreations.com) and let me know which child you want to sign up for.
  • I will then send you a confirmation e-mail with a list of wants and needs for the child you have signed up for.
  • Shop for your child
  • Ship the package (medium flat rate or shoebox size only) to the address listed below no later than November 10th.

Important Details
  • The older children will have 3 Christmas sponsors and the younger children will have 2 sponsors.
  • All sponsorship will be on a first come, first served basis.
  • When children are fully sponsored it will say so under their picture
  • Shipping a medium flat rate box via USPS (the most affordable and trustworthy option) costs about $60, This is the cheapest way to get something from the US to China. If you are sponsoring more than one child it will be more affordable to use a larger box than to ship two packages, and you are welcome to do this.
  • Please follow the wants and needs list as closely as possible!


You can also donate as a gift for someone else. Please let us know by e-mailing abby@newdaycreations if you do so and we will be happy to send a card that you can print and give as a gift. 


New Day South

New Day South is asking for donations to their medical fund in in the place of gifts for Christmas this year. This is a great way to bless the children without paying for shipping a physical gift to China.
To donate to New Day South go here.
We would love to send you a thank you if you give in this way, please e-mail to let me know!


Thank you for helping us spread the cheer this Christmas!
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall Leaves


The changing of the seasons means it's time to change decorations in the preschool room! And what is more fun than adding leaves to the windows? The leaves might still be green outside but we are ready for fall in the classroom!


James gets a big, orange leaf



Sophie carefully places her leaf on the window


It's Naysa's turn!


Eli has little leaves


Freddy thinks his flower is beautiful!


Maggie, what do you see?



Nathan adds another one


Eli reaches high to make sure his leaf sticks


Freddy, that leaf is the perfect height!


James, are you taking off that leaf. You're supposed to be putting them on the window!


The next day they still loved to look at our beautiful fall window!