Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mother's Day at the Kindergarten

Last Tuesday was Mother's Day
in Macedonia (actually International Women's Day).
I thought that you might like to see
some of the pictures I took of the children
making and wrapping gifts for their mothers.

This was the first time most of the women
knew there WAS such a thing as Mother's Day -
let alone - get a gift.

The next day the mothers who brought their
children to school all had their new scarves
tied around their heads.
The paper flower bouquets that the children made
went in a very special place in the home so
that the mothers could remember their
first ever Mother's Day!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Happy Birthday to Our Sweet Anna

Today is Anna's 9th birthday!!
We cannot believe how fast these 9 years have gone by.
We are so thankful for every minute that we have been able
to spend with her over the years.
We haven't seen her as often as we would have loved to,
but we have certainly made the most of the times
that we have been together.

She is an amazing girl -
she has learned to play the piano, she absolutely LOVES to read,
she is so smart, and has a heart as big as the world!
She cannot stand to see injustice - especially when
it involves people that are powerless to do anything
about it. 
See, I told you she was amaing!

Happy Birthday, Anna.
Hope you had a great time at your school birthday party today -
and have LOTS of fun this weekend.
We love you and wish we could be with you.

Baba and Peepaw