Monday, March 05, 2012
The orphanage website has recently posted some new photos. I'll share them with you here. According to the brief description, the children were treated to an outdoor 'picnic' this past week. Here they are roasting колбаса over an open fire, in the side yard of the orphanage. D is front and center,of course, and still in the hat, coat, jeans and tennis shoes I bought him in October 2010. Glad they still fit!
Here are a few other shots of the outdoor 'picnic'. Do you recognize the sweetheart in pink? I cannot wait to have her in my lap again. Also, some of you may recognize some coats, hats, gloves and scarves you sent over!
Looks like they all enjoyed themselves very much, especially the little ones' group, featured below:
Next, they posted photos of an indoor event held on 2/23 that was described as an 'anti-narcotics' campaign. With the rate of drug use among children aging out of the orphanage at almost 90%, I am glad they are starting to address this problem within the system now. This is a very new venture for them. There were tug-o war games....
Dressing up in costumes...
and a visit from the local authorities (lol)...
I'm guessing that that is the new Director standing behind V And L in their army costumes. I have never seen her before, and she appears in a few other photos on the site now. They also, sadly, removed most of the photos of the old Director and even the ones she had posted of her family.
Anyway, it was great to see some new photos. (I even see one of the dartboards I bought them hanging up behind them in the last photo.) I've also heard from both Natasha and Vanya that D is doing ok, that he received the 2nd package I sent him and that he knows I am still coming for him 'when the rules change.' -- his words. Thank God he understands.
Posted by Keri at 9:22 PM