We just wanted to wish you and all the nannies and volunteers at Starfish a very Merry Christmas! It has been a busy and wonderful year for us. We have had so much fun with Grace (Clara) this year. We went to Disney World this summer, and Grace loved it. The highlight of the trip for Grace was when we had breakfast in Cinderella's castle with the princesses.
Grace started school this year in a class for 3 and 4 year-old hearing-impaired kids. There are only 4 kids in the class with two full-time speech therapists. Her language is developing so quickly. She is the only girl in the class, so she still plays very roughly. Of course she is also the sweetest girl ever. She always says please and thank you and reminds her brother not to say "gimmee." She gives tons of hugs and kisses and runs around announcing how much she loves "my whole family." She was a flowergirl in a wedding in October, and she stole the show.
We had a wonderful Christmas with lots of baby dolls and accessories, a Barbie scooter, a Leapster Explorer and many other toys. She was so excited about Santa and the reindeer. She talks a lot about "my China," but she is very much at home here. We can't thank you enough for giving her such a great start in life. I know that her wonderful personality has so much to do with the love she received at Starfish. We will always tell her about you and hope to someday return to Starfish to visit. Merry Christmas!
Kyla, Carlos, Grace and Matthew
Life, love and laughter,
Starfish Children's Services