Wednesday, October 30, 2013

One year ago... Home day.

I was so excited to dress her from head to toe in nice, new girly clothes. I think she was too!

Signing the care agreements before we leave. With the Gibsons.
These are the Gibsons. They are also from BC. We met them in the airport on the way to Kenya. Their son Baraka is also from the same home. We shared the entire process and milestone with them in Kenya. They are family now and we are happy that Baraka and Zahra will forever maintain a kinship.

Zahra holding a couple photos that the director gave us.

She now squirms to get down out of the carers hands. Wanting Mommy. Good sign.
Saying goodbye to Maggie the SW at the home.

Saying goodbye to Wamaitha, the director.

The director, having a goodbye cuddle with Zahra.

Trying to get a full length shot of her looking so pretty in her outfit.

But she refuses to allow me to be far enough away from her to get the shot.
In my arms forever.
In the car. She loves the photos of herself.
The ride home.

Apartment decorated by the Owens.
Checking out all the toys.


Playing with Baraka.

Having fun!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One year ago... Day 6

Watching us leave. The last day we would leave her.

I spy a chameleon!

Right there!

Babies watching TV.

Peter loves Mister

Looking out the front door gate.
Reaching for my hand.


Monday, October 28, 2013

One year ago - Day 5

Today we dressed you up in your own matching rain coat and boots. You loved it.

Beautiful Josephine.

Ryley put facepaint on the kids.

We gave you an apple. Perhaps it was very first one. You were very protective over it, until...

You decided to share and give everyone turns at having a bite.

It was very sweet watching you share. We were so proud of you.

Good night.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

One year ago - Day4

Styrofoam... kids were breaking it up and playing with it...

More styrofoam

Your best friends at the home.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

One year ago - Day 3

Blowing Bubbles

Dennis would never let Ryley put him down.

Taking the kids for a walk.

Beautiful property we saw on our walk.
First time Zahra lets Ryley pick her up.

One of the carers.

Feeding Zahra the rest of her meal.