Monday, April 11, 2016

All About the Babies! {Shanghai}

Today the Superkids team spent the morning back at the Shanghai Children's Home. We saw most of the older kids yesterday so today it was all about the babies!

We started out with two little 1 year olds, Gia and Gordon, whom we have met three times now. We first met them last April when they were only a few months old! Now they are getting big and doing so many great things! Little Gia is walking! She is just darling and we are looking for a family for her right now!

Gia

Next came Gloria and Holly, doubling the cuteness factor in the room! Holly is sweet as sweet can be and patiently allow Keely and Darla to undress her and do anything they needed to do. The only time she really cried was when Keely put her down on the floor. She loved the fruit puffs Keely offered her and the crackers her family sent her. Gloria was pretty sober for a while but my did that change when the bubbles came out! She waved her little arms and smiled as she tried to reach them. Of course Martha and I were all over that and had the videos and cameras rolling and snapping!


Holly

Gloria
We saw a precious little boy with Thalassemia who wasn't feeling too great today. We tried to get him back to his own room as quickly as possible so that he could rest!




Then it was Heath. Oh my goodness! Heath! I couldn't wait to get here and kiss those little cheeks! And he acted like he had just been waiting for that very thing! He snuggled and smiled and giggled and had us all totally wrapped around his chubby little finger in no time! This incredible 9 month old baby boy needs a family. We are looking for a family with a Log In Date for him. If that is you please contact Mary Chapman at mary.chapman@gladney.org.



Susanna entered the room next. She is stunningly beautiful and the smile that lit her face as we told her about her family and showed her the photos of them was perhaps the best moment of the whole morning.



We saw a new little guy as our last child for the morning. He had such an amazing giggle! April had a great time getting that little giggle out of him!



Now we are back at the hotel early. The advocacy camp folks are still out with their campers. I can't wait to hear how their day went!

Tomorrow morning we travel to Changsha, so get ready to see some Changsha beauties over the next few days!