Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Box Drive Arives

After three hurricanes and MONTHS of trying, we are pleased to announce that the Box Drive is in the hands of the Creche and being consumed by our children!!!
The final count of supplies that arrived on October 21, 2008 were:
A huge thanks to all on the October Group Trip who helped with the endless loading and unloading of these containers on the way to Haiti and when arriving in Haiti. It was a MONUMENTAL TASK getting them to Haiti!
The kids were genuinely excited!

Friday, October 24, 2008

200 pounds of donations

I have been wondering what 200 pounds of donations would look like. Here it is:
33 pairs of PJ's
25 bottles of medicine
30 boxes of Mac and cheese
24 boxes of crayons
5 huge bottles of vitamins
6 packages of pads for the nannies
76 cans of Pediasure
75 cans of formula
6 glue sticks
2 printer toners
1 Chutes and Ladders game
diaper pins
a few other things

Monday, October 20, 2008

Adoption and Bonding Workshop

There is a 2 day workshop being offered for adoptive families in Kalispell on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. It is cheep, continuing ed. units are available, and i have talked to other people who have taken classes from the presenters and they said it is worth it. If you are interested in attending you can get the brochure and registration form from
Andee Dunick
Training Coordinator
or I can email it to you.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Anna is Five

It has been 2 days of Birthday bliss complete with a Sears Portrait photo shoot in her beautiful pink princes dress, ice cream sundaes with Papa who shares her birthday, and a very fun party with 11 kids at the Women and children's shelter. So much fun was had that everyone is in bed by 8:00 tonight.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We have a little snow!

In Haiti it is 88 degrees, feels like 103. Here 31 and still snowing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


We got Wiguerson's September report and the last line at the bottom of page 4 said, *Wiguerson's file is in IBESR.*

We did not get Ronese's report, but assume that we go in as a family. Other good news, *He starts to approach his sister, he is aware that Ronese is his sister.* This is the first report of them spending any time together. We believe they should be together as much as possible and are so grateful for this progress!

Collecting Donations to Take to the Kids

We are so excited to be going to Haiti! We will be taking 200 pounds of donations to the orphanage. So far we have a few cans of baby formula, 30 pairs of new P.J.'s 24 boxes of crayons, glue sticks, and ink toner (we did not want our paper work delayed because the printer was out of ink).

We will be gathering supplies until the 4th of November. Here is a list of items still needed:

Updated: October 3, 2008

Beef Jerky Large Bags 10
Soy Sauce Bottles 10
Kraft Mac and Cheese Boxes 30
Rice Vinegar Bottles 10
Powdered Milk Boxes 5
Cream of Celery Soup Cans 30
Crackers Boxes 10
Tang Juice Mix Cans 10
Egg Powder Bags 5
BBQ Sauce Jars 10

Formula & Milk
Enfamil Enfacare Small Can 30
Enfamil ProSobee Small Can 15
Enfamil Lactose Free Small Can 15

Pediasure Individual Bottles 60
Pedialyte Large Bottles 10

Cleaning Materials
Baby Wash Large Bottle 5
Selson Blue/Nizoral Shampoo 8
Hand Sanitizer Bottles 10
Q-Tips Boxes 10
Baby Wipes Packages 10
Baby Oil Bottles 10
Industrial Size Garbage Bags 5
Shampoo Bottles 10

Office Supplies
8.5 x 14 paper Reams 2
8.5 x 11 paper Reams 4
Liquid Corrector Individual 5

School Supplies
Finger Paints Sets 10
Old Maid Card Game 2
Chutes and Ladders Game 1
Dot to Dot Books 10

Medicine Cabinet
Acetaminophen Infant Drops Large Size 5
Ibuprofen Infants Large Size 5
Ibuprofen Children Large Size 5
Acetaminophen Children Large Size 5
Children's Multivitamins Large Bottles 5
Baby Oragel Tubes 5
Children's Cold Medicine Bottles 10
Children's Liquid Allergy Bottles 10

Special items:
Energy Efficient Box Fans http://www.amazon.com/Lasko-3733-20-Inch-3-Speed-Box/dp/B00002ND67/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1211866072&sr=8-1
Individual Fans 2
Outlet Covers for Electrical Outlets 60

New Boys Short Sleeved Collared Shirts Size 5 and 6 - 10
Aunite House Lip Gloss Individual Gloss 10
Aunite House Condition Bottles 10
Auntie House Maxi Pads Boxes 5

Sunday, October 5, 2008

September Pictures

We got the kids' September update pictures. We did not get any reports, but that is OK with me because I do not want another report that says they are still not in IBESR.
It looks like Ronese is standing by herself. Also, check out our boy's hair line. He really does look like a Bergstedt/Adams. I searched and searched for appropriate pictures of our dads and brothers so we could have a "name that head" contest, but could not find what I wanted and did not want to offend anyone. I am sure no one would take offense as I also have the same hair line if the wind blows my bangs the wrong direction. :)