January: delivery of some of the hundreds of footie pajamas we transported from generous donors in the US.
February: I love the red associated with Chinese New Year!
March: 3 wheeled cart transporting a sign
April: early morning run in Shanghai
May: Our occupational therapist visitor has a message from KFC “It’s not that bad” as we embark on an outreach to children with autism; we begin our English class outreach to minority children.
June: We tried to to go North Korea, but the door was closed and the boat was leaky, so we had to be satisfied with the view across the river.
July: our local dancing grannies, puppies on a ride, and two fathers helping their children during the talent show at the weekend camp for kids with disabilities.
August: Reindeer wedding. Enough said.
September: Chinese history and culture–Big Z’s favorite page in his brother’s 3rd grade reader. This scene is from a story about a teacher who sacrifice his life so that his students could have books during wartime. We also had another visit from an expert in children with cerebral palsy giving pointers on positioning.
October: dried vegetables hang everywhere in anticipation of a long winter. Plus, it’s time for a cut and shave.
November: Thanksgiving came to the minority neighborhood as an awesome group of volunteers put on a feast and entertainment.
December: Foster parents, their kids and friends watching talent show performances of fellow foster kids. Plus, even on a blustery Christmas Day, it’s never too cold for a cut and shave.