God's Plan For Us
" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Monday, October 10, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Elli and Enya have had some excitement in their lives lately. In the last 2 weeks Enya has lost 3 teeth (the first she's lost since comng home). The first she pulled herself and Baba pulled the other two. When she lost that first tooth, we told her she needed to put in under her pillow and see what happened to it. Evidently, none of our girls had heard of the tooth fairie. She was thrilled the next morning that there was money instead of the tooth. Since it worked out so well that time, she had Baba pull another one the next day ;-) . This, however, caused two other girls to be a little bit jealous. Elli immediately set about trying to find a loose tooth she could help along (she had never lost a tooth). Xiaoyun felt she had really gotten a bad deal. She told us " No fair! I didn't know about this in China and didn't get any money when I lost mine". Of course, baba is a softie, so the next morning all three had some money under their pillow (and yes, Enya had more than the other two since she was the one who had lost the tooth). Everyday Elli worked on her tooth and had us checking it constantly to see if it was loose enough. Sunday was the big day - Elli's first tooth was finally pulled. Enya also decided to lose another tooth that day (one I didn't even know was loose), so it was quite exciting the next morning when the girls both woke up. In the video you see the girls holding a little bag, which contained the tooth and then the money. These were bags that jewelry was put in when you purchase it in China, so it was a neat thing to use for the girls.
*For the record, our girls know where the money came from - didn't want them thinking a stranger in a tutu was lurking in their room ;-)