Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Every one had a great time. te kids really relaxed and were beyond happy to have Judy there with them... And the best part... they all get to sleep on the living room floor.
First stop was to bring more crafts to the shop at the bazaar.It is really starting to look like a store...Here our "Mountain Girl" showa us a new apron. I had to laugh... when Vlady introduced her to us he introduced her as "The Mountain Girl" and today when we were discussing business with her she was refuring to Vlady as the "Russian Man "... suddenly it struck me as funny... no wonder they get along ..they are cut from the same clothe... " The Mountain Girl and the Russian Man"...hahahah
We then did some shoping fort the hospital.. The emergency Dr is often left trying to feed the people that come to him, and he has no budget for that so we wanted to bring him some soup packets and biskets... we met this sweet old lady on our rounds .. she is 86 and still works in the bazaar every day.. we paid with a large bill and watched her dig through the layers of cloths to un pin little bags of money... she giggled and called it her "Babushka stash"...
After delivering the food and other medical suplies to the emergency DR . We was very appreciative, and wants Sergey and I to go fishing and hunting with him. Next stop was the baby hospital. Judy was very moved when she met the Dr and heard how hard she works to help all the people we bring her.
We then met the newest arival... a bay born at 20 weeks .. It is just over 1.5 kg
This is a teaching hospital, so we got a chance to talk with the new students.
Judy then got to see the new washing machine hooked up and working now that there are bars on the windows and doors to make sure that it does not dissapear. They also built a drying rack for the blankets and sheets as well.
Next stop was the baby hospital to bring more supplies. We also had Sergey check out her computer to see what is needed to be able to set them up on internet... It looks do-able
Here Judy is showing the Dr some of the pnemonia vests made by some of the friends of ours in Canada.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Many of you will remember this photo .. Judy remembers it.. as it was the photo that chalanged her, and began her journey to today... She decided two years ago that she was going to love and care for these forgoten kids.. and she has.. For the last two years she has been one of the key suporters of Larisa, and has worked to make these girls lives better from the other side of the world. Her dream was to one day come here and hold them herself....
The kids were so happy to see her, and there was an instant connection.
then it was off to get their brother
When we got to the orphanage , they were excited to show us the new doors that we had installed for them , not only will they be much warmer this winter, but with the doors being able to be locked, it will be much safer for them.
We then gathered up the younger brother and brought them out to a restaurant.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
English class started at 9 this morning over at Paula's apartment. Altynai needed help with a speech she was preparing for school. After class , the girls walked back to our apartment for lunch with Aigula's family. They picked up some lepyoshka, (round bread) on the way over and Judy and Paula got to look inside the tandur (clay oven) to see how it's made. After lunch, we went to Bishkek for a birthday party for Alymbek, Vladik, and Sabira. We went bowling and then out for supper. We had some time to kill, so we went for a walk to a war memorial statue that is a common place to get pictures taken. Everyone had a great time bowling and then we went to the restaurant for super. It is a new restaurant, and the owner is so nice.. Judy even got a tour of the kitchen before ordering. The tables were set and ready for us, and they even had 4 servers for us... this we might get in Canada, but here in Kyrgyzstan, no mater how big your group, you only get one server. After supper we sang happy birthday to the kids and gave out presents.. We even celebrated the birthday of a friend of ours who could not be here today... It was a nice day of fun and sight seeing.