Sunday, February 28, 2010

Almost a Month since they came home

On March 3 it will have been a month since the kids came home,and they feell like they have just always been part of the family.
Fabrice started school last Monday and he loves it,the teacher says he is doing very well he really like's math  and to play Basketball at recess.
The next big thing Fabrice has done is to learn how to ride a bike with out Training wheels.
This last weekend we took the kids to the zoo and they real loved watching the Animals.
It is still sometimes so shocking to think that they are here for good!
Are older kids are doing great and having fun with there little Brothers and Sister.
What a month!

Monday, February 22, 2010

They are Back together

On Sunday we where very blessed to hear Chareyl and Lori give a talk in church  about our great team Hope and how many great miracles we where blessed to have  to be able to get the kids Home to there forever family's.
It was so fun to see the kids faces when they saw each other,Fabrice and Jean tony where so cute to watch. I am so glad they will be close so they will be there for each other. I want to thank Chareyl and her family for inviting everyone over.
I can not wait for another get together it was so good for the kids and the parents.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Joys of being a kid

Today we took the kids to Jungle Jim's they could not believe it when we walked in.
They where not scared of any of the rides and they thought it was so neat to be able to drive there own Machines.
Yonelson just loves everything he  all ways has a smile on his face. We still can not get over how well he is adjusting to everything.
Fabrice sometimes we have to remind him he is a kid and to have fun.
Nerlande is so sweet but also has such a spunky little attitude.
What a great blessing to have them home and to watch them just be kids

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Yonelson

On Saturday we celebrated Yonelson Birthday his Birthday was Feb 10.
Who would have thought we would be celebrating his birthday this year.
He received Bikes,cars,and a pirate ship,plus lots of Kid Dvd's But his favorite thing was a box of Leet(Baby Formula).You can see in the pictures he could not even put down the leet to unwrap his presents. :) He had the cute Cake thanks to his Aunt Trista and her sister who made it.
We love this little class clown who has definitely came out of his shell and is so full of life and lots of smiles!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

It's a miracle

On Thursday Night we had a return Missonary come over to do some translatting for us.
The look on Yonelson faces was so funny when the guy started Talking to Fabrice. Then Fabrice Became very worried We asked him what was wrong and he told us he wanted to stay at our house He thought he had to leave because the guy spoke Kreyol.
He asked Nerlande what she thought of the snow and she said It is A Miracle.
Yonelson told the guys he was 6. Which we just can not see how he is.
Fabrice told him he was 11 Which is also a ?
And nerlande said she was 5 which we knew.
But through all of this these sweet kids remind us that simple things like snow are a miracle.
We love them so much!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So many New Things

So many new things to do where do we start. Yonelson and Fabrice love there Moto everyday that is the first thing they ask to do Besides eating eggs.
Our Neighbor invited the kids over to see her chickens Baby Lambs and Goats Yonelson and Fabrice loved the animals Nerlande liked them as long as I was holding her.
Then on Sunday we had to vacum our Front room after we had a popcorn party and the kids where so amazed at the vacum that they each had to have a turn.
The other new thing is we had Nerlande's  Hair done and she looks so much older but she loves her hair she has to flip it around. But she will not let me get a picture without making faces.

It is so fun to watch everything be so exciting it makes life so fun to watch it through there eyes.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

What a day Feb 2 Was

We wake up tuesday Hoping we would hear good news about Fabrice and we wanted to take Nerlande and Yonelson to the Beach so they could see the Ocean. Dave spent the Morning calling Angie since Monday night she felt pretty good about getting Fabrice on a plane Tuesday. Then he spent time calling chareyl and trying to see how she felt about Fabrice getting  home. then we got the call that he was at the Airport, then a little while latter we got a call that he was giving some press Interview and they had to cart him to the plane. All the while we where watching sweet  Nerlande and Yonelson playing in the sand and staring at the water.
While we where on the road getting back closer to our Hotel we got the call from Chareyl that he was in plane and he was really coming Home.
Poor Nerlande and Yonelson didin't undestand why we where crying.
So we drove to his House and told them that we where waiting here until we got to see Fabrice.
When they pulled up in the van he looked so Tired but also a little worried then the lady sitting next to him tapped him and pointed out the window  then his face just lit up and he could not get the seatbelt off fast enough.
What a day and night I am still pinching myself that they are all home.
Thank you Everyone that helped get Fabrice home!! we owe you guys so much....

Yonelson faces says it all!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

They Day they came home to there forever family

This time last week we where rushing to the Airport to catch the Red eye so we could get to Miaim to Add these two sweeties to our family. Our heart was half filled with joy to see Nerlande and Yonelson but sad because Fabrice had to stay back in Haitit while we tried to figure out where his file was. Nerlande was her little Shy self that also gave Her Papa the blink and a hit. But don't worry they have become friends.
Dave had to go help His house volunteer try to find Yonelson,but dave said it was so neat to walk into each cottage and see all the kids from the O.
They finally found Yonelson and I don't believe he has stopped smiling he is a totally differnt kid then the one in Haiti. It has been a whirl wind week and we can not believe they are Home for good.