Loving on my Canaries (Fall 2013)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Los Conejitos! and Three New Children

Meet the Bunnies:

Los Conejitos, aka the Bunnies, are the younger group of toddlers. The children in this room are about 1 1/2 to 3 years old. Most of the children can walk, but a few of them are still learning. These kids are just learning to feed themselves, so it can get pretty messy at meal times! The Bunnies are a very lively group of kids and there are definitely a few trouble makers, but that just makes working with them more fun!

Hilda just turned 2 years old and shares a birthday with her fellow Bunny, Genaro (10/9)! She is one of the oldest in the group and definitely rules the roost. Hilda can be a very sweet girl, but she can also be quite the trouble maker. She loves to rock back and forth in her crib to knock it against the wall and make a lot of noise! Her sweet side is very evident when she sees a kid without a toy and brings one to them so they have something to play with.

Ezequías is 1 year and 7 months old.  He likes to play peek-a-boo and is extremely ticklish! He loves to sleep and will literally fall asleep anywhere no matter what is going on around him.

Kimberly Paola is 1 year and 9 months old. She is such a cutie and always a happy girl, but she definitely enjoys being mischievous. Paola is very active and loves to ride on the little cars...she even falls asleep on them sometimes!

Elmer is 1 and a half years old. He loves to play with shoes, usually those of the children near him...and sometimes he thinks they would make a good snack!

Abner is 1 year and 6 months old. He loves to cuddle and is very happy just hugging on someone all day long.

Edgar s 1 year and 9 months old. He is always happy, even when other kids steal his toys. It is a very rare occasion to see him upset about anything. Edgar loves to laugh and show off his adorable chubby cheeks!

Jose Carlos is 1 year and 11 months old. He is one of our smallest Bunnies and cannot yet walk or sit himself up, but if you put him into a sitting position he can stay there, so we are working on that with him. He is a very sweet and snugly boy.

Alison is one and a half years old. She is usually a happy girl, but she very possessive over her toys, so if someone tries to take them, she will get very upset, particularly over a little plastic tree that she loves to play with. Alison loves to run and will run back and forth in her crib just laughing the cutest little laugh you ever heard!

Anibal is 2 years old and is always very content. He doesn't play much, but he loves to be snuggled and rocked and just watch the other kids running around.

Sandy is 1 year and 6 months old and has the cutest curly hair! She loves to sit in her crib with her feet hanging out of the bars and, like most little kids, loves attention.

Edwin is 1 year and 11 months old. He loves to run around and absolutely must be the center of attention! He likes to make people laugh and says "Hola" to anyone who passes by.

Kimberly Alicia is 1 year and 8 months old and has the sweetest little smile! She loves to give high-fives and whenever she sees someone look at her she will hold her hand out until you give her one. It is rare for someone to actually call her anything other than her nickname, China (pronounced Cheena), because she looks a bit Chinese.

Manuel is 1 year and 8 months old. He is a very happy little boy and, like his friend China, loves to give high-fives! He is currently learning how to stand up on his own! Manuel is very sweet and any time another child is crying he immediately crawls over to them to see what is the matter and tries to comfort them...but he thinks that the best way to do that is to hit them until they stop crying. His intentions are good, but his execution is not, so we usually end up having to console the child that he "comforted."

Genaro, who shares a birthday with Hilda, just turned 2 years old! He is extremely shy...he doesn't talk much and whenever you talk to him he kind of looks down with a sheepish grin and giggles. Genaro is super ticklish and a very sweet little boy.

Melany is 2 years and 3 months old. She's usually quiet and kind of shy, but she is extremely ticklish! She is always curious about whatever is going on and loves to watch everything around her.

On Tuesday (10/8) two little girls came to the center and on Wednesday (10/9) a little boy came. It is always a blessing when new children come because they are now in a place where they can regain their health. However, the children are often very sad when they arrive and it is heartbreaking to see them so upset. Many of them are too young to understand why they are here, but they are old enough to realize that they have been separated from their parents and are in an unfamiliar place. They are surrounded by people they don't yet know and are not sure what is going on. Thankfully they do settle into life at the center and end up very happy kids! The other kids will often try to comfort the new ones and help them adjust, which is always very sweet to see. But for a little while, the new ones will be sad. Please say some extra prayers for these sweet babies as they get used to their new, temporary home here at the center.
Jessica is 1 year and 6 months old and is our newest Bunny.

Maria Herlinda is 1 year old and has joined the Canaries.
Wilder is 11 months old and is our newest Canary.

Thank you all so much for your love and prayers!
Love Always,

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