Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Packing.... Donations and Bag 'o Fun

I can't believe we are leaving on Wednesday!!!:) I am finally getting some packing done. Our friends and family have been so generous donating to the Urumqi CWI. Thank you Sue H and Sue E, Amy, Gia, Rebequita, Auntie Joanne, Auntie Pat, Mom, Hilary, Jessica!!! Because of your

big hearts, we now have a lot of clothes, MANY cleft bottles for the babies, and some fun art supplies for the older kids!! I have one entire suitcase of bottles and clothes, and the art supplies, rubber pants, and more clothes have also been packed in all of the other suitcases. I can't wait to deliver the items!

Vivi's "bag 'o fun," as we are calling it, contains everything you see here plus snacks galore. Stickers are always a big hit, especially when you can stick them wherever you want. I feel like you can change any unhappy, whiny, crabby child into a little angel with some carefully chosen snacks that are normally limited or forbidden, and probably include sugar. We also have carrots, blueberries, PB&J, applesauce and cheese in case Vivi doesn't love the airplane food. 13 hours is a long time for a 3 year old!:)

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