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Friday, October 10, 2008

Fun idea

I thought of a fun idea for those kids who aren't going on the adoption trip. Below are some pictures of gifts that I have wrapped, along with a card and one snack (usually matching the gift, like a barbie dvd with a box of barbie cereal) that I will take to each house that my daughter will be staying while we're away. (4 houses, in this case) Plus here is a picture of my adorable daughter, Anna, that you can all "ooh" and "aah" at. She is an absolute DOLL and I just love her SO much! I hope that she will be entertained by the gifts that her Mama has wrapped just for her - the best part of it all? It's a surprise! She doesn't even know about them. If she did, well, let's just say that I wouldn't hear about anything else before I left for Ukraine. ;o)


schoolmother said...

Wow! It's almost your turn! I'm so excited for you. The gifts look like a fun idea.

Sarah C said...

That is a great idea. I am sure Anna will have a fun time while you are gone. She will miss you. You are a great mom. She will have reminders everywhere she goes that you are thinking of her and love her.

nicole said...

How sweet! I love that idea. Those gifts will give her something to look forward to, and help get her mind off missing you!

Shawnie said...

I did a similar thing when we went to Serbia for our adoption. I left a "treasure box" for the kids to choose one item a day. I also left a calendar they could cross out a day for every day we were gone to "count down." My kiddos are 4 and 6 and that seemed to help a lot. I am so happy you are going soon. Take some sleep aide with you in case the adrenaline lasts while you are in Ukraine. I am SO excited for you!
Shawnie RR

shannon said...

What a creative idea, Jill. She will be fine. I happened to notice her with the family she's staying with at church and she was very happy amidst all those girls. ;)