Friday, July 9, 2010

Brad's Day

Brad celebrated his 9th birthday today with the rest of the kids
and our special visitors, Nai Nai and Ye Ye.

He loved that it was his special day
and they loved seeing the pure delight on Brad's face
as he blew out his candles, and opened his gifts.

Happy 9th Brad!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Nai Nai & Ye Ye visit

The House of Love has two older couples who regularly visit us. The children call them their “grandparents”.

In China, there are two sets of names for grandparents – one for the mother’s side of the family, Po Po & Gong Gong, and one for the father’s side, Nai Nai & Ye Ye. So, this makes it easy for us to distinguish between the two couples.

This week Nai Nai & Ye Ye received a wonderfully warm welcome from the children.

They will spend some time with the kids, and helping us with some odd jobs around the Units, especially as Ye Ye is a wonderful handyman!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Goodbye Joey

Carers from Joey's SWI arrived on Sunday afternoon
to take him to his new home.
They spent a couple of hours with us,
letting Joey get to know them a little,
learning how to do the stretches,
and how to put on his brace,
before they left with him.

We had prepared Joey as well as we could,
talking about his trip and his new home,
and had a countdown for the last 4 "sleeps".

He is going to another Residential Unit
similar to the House of Love in his hometown,
where he will continue to grow and thrive.

Thank you to all of you
who have been a part of his journey.