Thursday, July 23, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Today is Amy's 4th birthday. She is all into Cinderella lately so she dressed up like Cinderella and had a Cinderella cake. Took her to build a bear and she picked out a puppy, said it was a boy, named it "Puppy" and put a dress on it. For "cake time" all the girls put on dress ups to eat the Cinderella cake. Amy is so excited to FINALLY say she four, the same age as Angie and Karianne. Last week, I tried to round up and tell people they were all 4 and Amy would correct me and say, No, I just fwee, Angie and Ka-yan are fowa, I fwee." She still trips on it today, trying out the new number, but she is very proud of herself. We are too.
Today we were heading in to our favorite haunt, Walmart and I saw an aged lady leaning on a walker holding a cardboard sign that said something about her being homeless and needing money. As I was trying to read the poor woman's sign, a minivan pulled up to the lady with the back sliding door open and the driver was motioning her to get in. I could just imagine him saying, "Come on Myrtle time to go home." As soon as she saw the car she became very energetic and folded the cardboard down and vigorously waved him away. THAT made me laugh. :-)
I get the freecycle emails and some of them really make me wonder what the back story is. Saw this one today:
Any interest in 12 gallon garbage bags full!!! of ONLY banana peels
Just now peeling them and will be doing it all day. Let me know how many bags you want
Friday, July 17, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
ASIA is about to return several waiting children to CCAA. I have a really hard time sending back some of these kids---they seem like they must have a family out there.
No one has claimed Wendel & he is basically a healthy 3 year old boy! No one has even looked at Perry's file---is there a family interested in a boy with albinism?
Sherman is a spitfire of a 5 year old boy with repaired chd—no one is adopting him…yet.
And Flynn is a 5 year old boy with corrected cleft lip & palate.
Do any of you have any resources we haven't tapped yet to find these little guys a family?
Marci Siegel-Kittrell, MSW
Director of Social Services
Associated Services for International Adoption
215 SW Hooker St. #100
Portland, OR 97201