Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Zina

The 10 kids that will be traveling with us to the US this week arrived in Kiev yesterday and got straight to work practicing the Shoemaker play. We divided the kids among our staff for "homestays" while they are in Kiev, and my dear sweet Zina, who I've known for quite some time, got to stay with me. We had a fun night of cooking dinner, making a cake, and watching a movie.












It was so sweet to see Zina as she watched me cook. She had never seen packaged chicken before, nor many of the things I used to cook and bake with. Just another reminder that though these kids are provided for in the orphanage, they aren't given the opportunity to experience simple things such as helping out in the kitchen. She was excited, though a little nervous when I let her crack the eggs for the cake!

4 comments:

Annie said...

She is adorable. It is nice they are letting them have the visit...

Heidi and Felix said...

I can't wait to hear more about your night with Zina! We probably won't talk for a while, so please try to tuck away those memories for us!

Makarenko's Adoption said...

Hi Karen, when are the kids coming to US?? R they going to be in Oregon???

Debbie said...

This just makes me smile and smile. I'm glad you got to spend time with the precious Zina!