Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Baby Orphange........Larisa's kids .......and the mens home

We began the day with a trip to the bazaar to buy food for the baby orphanage .
the kids have the chicken pox right now so we will have to postpone the party, but for now it sure is great to know that the shelves are full ..starting the new year with the kitchen newly renovated and full of good fresh foods .
Korry keeping track as the cart is loaded 
After the Baby orphanage we went to a restaurant where we brought all the families that Larisa works with .  As I looked around I recognized many of the kids from the dump and from the village, as well as so many kids that we know would be living in orphanages or disabled homes if not for the intervention of Larisa . 

she was waiting for us as we arrived 

and let the dance begin

several courses were served between the dancing and gifts 

They all say THANK YOU for the wonderful day that you all provided them 

then it was off to the mens home .

the men loved the singing .. it was like Tony was a star 

then after more dancing, we gave out presents 

Larisa kept it all organized 

at the end of a great day, the men retired to their rooms to check out what was in the gift bags .

Monday, December 30, 2013

trying to catch up .

Trying desperately to catch up .. it has been so busy . 
We have 27 parties in ten days .. 
Acels family is joining us for Christmas .. Davina is a great translator for us 

We found the coffee 

singing for the kids from the villages

Day Spring girls entertaining 

packing bags for families in need 

helping the poor donkey .. he was not getting the traction he needed 

bags packed ready to go 

new blankets and gifts for the kids from Beikut 

Getting ready for a pie in the face 

Talant gets a pie

Red River concert 

Aigula gets her pie 

Sabira gets a pie 

happy girl
Red river celebration 

gifts to us from the Bacute orphanage 

Christmas dinner at our apartment 

Victor love his new blanket

in fact all the kids loved their new blankets 

ok I forget where this was hahahaha

eat or not to eat 

Christmas at the seniors home 

a few extra groceries for the holidays 

Tony has been such a blessing

great to see all our older girls before the go back to the city 

they loved the present opening game .. Shannin had wriped it so tight , and the kids having to where mits did not help hahaha

Friday, December 27, 2013

party preparations

We are getting ready to head for the mountains then back down to Red river this afternoon .

Packing the first batch of vitamins for the Red river orphanage 

practicing the music for the Red River party