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December Birthday parties

posted on December 29, 2018

This month we celebrated Nathan and Lydia’s birthdays! Nathan had fun with all of his preschool friends and our friends from the Ritz Carlton blowing out 6 candles for his 6th birthday. Lydia had special 1st birthday party with her friends. We loved celebrating these sweet birthdays!


Christmas 2018

posted on December 28, 2018

Christmas brought a lot of joy and cheer here at the foster home! Gifts were passed out and paper was thrown here and there. Joy was tangible as the gifts were opened and the children delighted in each and every gift. We are so thankful for each person who helped ...


Gingerbread Houses!

posted on December 25, 2018

Decorating gingerbread houses is always a fun holiday activity, and it is no different here! All of the kids were able to help decorate one of our houses. The big kids did a great job carefully placing the candy on the houses and the little kids may have put more ...


Little Christmas Trees

posted on December 24, 2018

Christmas is a time to make memories and little hands and feet make great memories. These little Christmas trees capture how little their hands and feet were in 2018 and we think they are the cutest trees ever!


Trimming the Trees!

posted on December 18, 2018

Christmas is almost here and we are ready! All of the trees are up and beautifully decorated. The kids were so cute as the picked out which ornaments to put on the trees and the preschoolers were especially excited to use the ornaments they made! Now all the trees need ...


Visiting Mercedes Benz

posted on December 18, 2018

The Mercedes Benz factory in Beijing is located not too far from us and invited the children for a visit! They picked us up in their cars, gave everyone a tour, and provided a delicious lunch. The children also were given cars as a gift! We are so thankful for ...


Christmas Crafts!

posted on December 13, 2018

With Christmas rapidly approaching our preschoolers have been busy making Christmas crafts. They have had so much fun and we love seeing the creations they make.


The Car Museum

posted on December 11, 2018

With so many boys who love cars we thought that a trip to the Beijing Auto Museum would be a a great field trip. And we were right! It was so much fun to see so many different cars. It was a great way to spend a cold Beijing day!


Let’s Go Play!

posted on December 4, 2018

A play place at a local mall invited us to go back and play recently. There were so many fun things to play with. All of the kids found toys that they liked and everyone had a great time!


November Birthday Party!

posted on December 3, 2018

This month we celebrated 3 birthdays. Judah turned 1, and Abner and Mabry turned 2! We love celebrating this sweet kids with our friends from the Ritz Carlton.



posted on November 29, 2018

Thanksgiving was a time to celebrate, eat, and be thankful! The preschoolers helped make mashed potatoes for our meal and then everyone gathered around tables full of food to eat. We are always so thankful to be able to take time to celebrate here!


Thanksgiving Hats

posted on November 27, 2018

Here at New Day Thanksgiving preparations always include making hats in preschool. The kids did a great job putting their hats together and loved becoming little turkeys when the hats were finished!


Playing in the Leaves

posted on November 26, 2018

There is nothing more fun in the fall than playing in a pile of leaves. Our gardener, Adam, makes big piles for the kids to play in and the result is an afternoon full of laughter and fun!


Let’s go to the Zoo!

posted on November 8, 2018

Fall is the perfect time for a trip to the zoo. The weather was perfect, the animals were active, and everyone had such a great time. Our friends at Cummins help sponsor our field trips and were able to join us for a fun day at the zoo!


NDV: Family Visits

posted on November 5, 2018

Most of the children we are helping at New Day Vietnam live in families in very rural locations. When a child has been recommended to us for assistance, we first travel to the his / her home to meet the child and better understand the family’s situation.


Colorful Leaves

posted on November 2, 2018

Fall is here and the leaves a starting to turn beautiful colors. The leaves on the vines that grow near the foster home are bright red and we thought that the kids would enjoy taking a little trip outside to see the leaves!


Clowns and Magicians Oh My!

posted on October 30, 2018

Earlier this week Caterpillar planed a fun performance for the kids. They brought a clown and a magician, balloons and cotton candy. IT was such a fun morning and we are so thankful for how Caterpillar has supported New Day.


Playroom Antics

posted on October 23, 2018

Sometimes, the playroom can get a little crazy. With so many boys, (and some occasionally wild girls) there is always something going on. As you can imagine, there are lots of laughs and it is always a lot of fun!


Sweet Babies

posted on October 17, 2018

Babies grow up too fast, so here are some pictures that we can look back on and remember when they were littler.


Courtyard Fun!

posted on October 12, 2018

Lately the kids have loved playing in the courtyard. It’s a great escape from the playroom and there are so many fun toys to play with.


September Birthday Party

posted on October 11, 2018

In September we celebrated Paul’s first birthday! He had a fun little party with his nanny and the preschool kids enjoyed cake!


Mid-Autumn Festival!

posted on September 28, 2018

We have just celebrated one of China’s favourite festivals here at New Day. The staff and children had a wonderful time tasting many varieties of moon cakes.


Grape Picking

posted on September 18, 2018

In September, when the days are a bit cooler and the grapes are in season, we take the children on a field trip to a vineyard. Our friends from Cummins often join us there and help the children enjoy this special experience. We come out of the vineyard with juicy ...


Therapy Sessions

posted on September 12, 2018

Here at New Day we have an amazing team of therapists who work with the children to help them grow and develop well. With such a variety of activities, therapy sessions can be fun, too!


Bounce House

posted on September 7, 2018

What child doesn’t love to play on a bounce house? Our visitors from Cummins sponsored the rental of one, and everyone enjoyed the fun – visitors, nannies, and most of all, the children!


August Birthday Party

posted on September 3, 2018

This month we had three birthdays to celebrate: Austyn turned eleven, James turned seven, and Sophie turned four. Our friends from the Ritz Carlton brought a cake for everyone to share. It is always fun to have a party!


Let’s Go Play!

posted on August 30, 2018

An owner at a play place in a mall nearby invited our children to come and play for the morning. Afterwards we were able to eat at a restaurant in the same mall. It was such a fun morning and everyone enjoyed themselves.


Let’s Dress Up!

posted on August 27, 2018

Imaginations run wild when it’s time to dress up. From doctors to policeman to superheroes we love seeing the kids play and explore. You never know what they will come up with, but you know that they will have a lot of fun while playing and exploring!


Let’s Go Swimming!

posted on August 16, 2018

If swimming in the backyard is fun going to a big water park is even more fun! So, we loaded up a bus and took the kids swimming one hot summer day! It was the perfect way to cool off and everyone had a lot of fun!


Picking Pears

posted on August 13, 2018

We have a pear tree in our backyard and the pears are finally ready to pick! The kids enjoyed picking them, but of course the best part is always eating the fruit of their labor!


Backyard Water Fun!

posted on August 8, 2018

When the temperature rises and you’re outside water has to be involved! Luckily, we have plenty of opportunities to play in water in our backyard. From pools to sprinklers to water balloons there is no shortage of water fun.


Giant Bubbles!

posted on August 2, 2018

Bubbles are always fun, and giant bubbles are even more fun! Joy spread as the bubbles floated through the air and popping them brought giggles from everyone!


July Birthday Party!

posted on July 30, 2018

It’s time to celebrate our July birthdays! This month we have three birthdays, Maggie turns 6 and Titus and Josias both celebrate their first birthdays! We have so much fun celebrating these sweet kids with our friends from the Ritz Carlton.


Happy 4th of July!

posted on July 4, 2018

Holidays are always fun to celebrate, and since most of our volunteers are from America we love to celebrate the 4th of July! From books to crafts to snack time everything is red, white, and blue! To top it off we have a little New Day parade!


June Birthday Party

posted on June 30, 2018

This June was had only one birthday, Mr. Everrit turned 1! Everyone had fun celebrating this sweet boy and it was declared a successful birthday party.


Dragon Boat Fun!

posted on June 25, 2018

We celebrated the dragon boat festival by eating zongzi, but we also made a few boats for the kids to play in! As you can tell it was a big hit!



posted on June 20, 2018

To celebrate the dragon boat festival we gather together to make and eat the traditional food, zongzi! Everyone had fun but I think the kids agree that eating the finished product was the best part!


Let Them Be Little

posted on June 15, 2018

Our children have gone through so much in their short lives, way more than any child should have to go through. They know the feeling of abandonment and have spent too many nights in hospitals. Because of their past is it even more important to let them be little. To ...


Picking Cucumbers!

posted on June 13, 2018

We grow cucumbers in our backyard and thought that our preschoolers would enjoy picking them. We’re actually not sure what they thought was more fun, the picking or the eating!


A Tour and a Race

posted on June 10, 2018

BioDuro, a drug development company, invited us a and few of the children to come for a tour of their laboratory. They were also having a fundraising race and we thankful for how they are helping support New Day!


Volunteer Love

posted on June 1, 2018

It’s summer again which means it’s time for a lot of new volunteers. Whether they come by themselves or in a group, for a week or for a month, we are thankful for how they pour out their love!


Sponsor Party 2018

posted on May 30, 2018

Each year we have a party to thank our Chinese sponsors. From the kites hanging in the trees, the games throughout the backyard, and the delicious snacks everyone had a lot of fun! We are so thankful for our sponsors and how they are helping us Catch the Wind!


Picking Mulberries

posted on May 25, 2018

This is the first year our mulberry tree in the backyard produced fruit and everyone has been enjoying it! The kids quickly learned that they could eat the juicy berries and even shared them with their friends!


Picking Strawberries!

posted on May 20, 2018

Last week we were able to go on a super fun and super yummy field trip. We picked strawberries!


Happy Mother’s Day!

posted on May 20, 2018

All over America preschoolers have been making crafts to give to their mothers on Mother’s Day. In China Mother’s Day isn’t really celebrated, but we wanted to take the opportunity to thank our nannies and foster moms, the women that our children call mama. While they won’t be their mama’s ...


Planting Flowers

posted on May 10, 2018

Every year Cummins donates money for flowers and then comes to help us plant everything. We are very thankful for their generous donations and hard work and enjoy the flowers all summer long!


April Birthday Party!

posted on April 30, 2018

This April we celebrated Faith and JT as they turned 2! We all enjoyed he birthday festivities.


Music Class!

posted on April 20, 2018

Every Thursday a music teacher visits our preschool class! We all love her and the kids have so much fun. We thought you might like a little peek into our music class.


A Visit from Beijing United Hospital

posted on March 15, 2018

We are so thankful that a group of doctors from Beijing United Hospital came to give our children check ups! It was a huge blessing for them to travel to us rather than have us travel to them! They also held a training session for the nannies and are an ...


Celebrating New Day’s Women

posted on March 8, 2018

March 8th is a day to honor and celebrate women around the world. Here at New Day we are blessed to work alongside so many phenomenal women. In China, Women’s Day is celebrated by giving women half of a day off work. Here are just some of the amazing women ...


Backyard School Fun

posted on March 1, 2018

It isn’t all hard work in the backyard school! While Catherine, Owen, and Hudson all do work sure hard they also have a lot of fun!


Celebrating Chinese New Year!

posted on February 4, 2018

Every year before Chinese New Year we gather to celebrate as our New Day family. We make and eat lots of dumplings and it is always a great time of celebrating together!


January Birthday Party!

posted on January 30, 2018

This month we celebrated two birthdays! Owen turned 11 and Tim turned 3. We loved celebrating these sweet boys!


A Winter Adventure

posted on January 24, 2018

Beijing has cold, but dry winters, so there is very little snow. Nearby there is little snow park with a sledding hill and an ice area, so it was the perfect opportunity for a field trip. Everyone loved having a chance to enjoy the snow and all of the fun ...


Sweet Babies

posted on January 20, 2018

Babies grow up so fast! We love watching each of our kids grow but sure do wish they would slow down a little bit!


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