The Kay B kids had a special treat this afternoon when they woke up from nap, applesauce! We had never given them applesauce before and judging by the hesitancy of several I am guessing no one else in their lives before GLA had either.
The two containers that we got out of customs several weeks ago have been such a blessing, and so much fun. There was SO MUCH variety on them. It has been incredible to see the generosity and love put into the items that were collected, packed, and sent. While going through the many boxes of food and divvying it up amongst a few other missions, Colleen found some single serving applesauces. She called me and asked if that would be something that our kids might enjoy. Well SURE!
So this sunny and bright afternoon Joyce passed it out. Each child got their own clear little foil sealed bowl. The older kids looked quizzically at it examining the light brown liquidy substance through the sides and bottom and waited to be given instructions on how to eat it before trying to tear back the foil. The little kids were all over it, hands upraised reaching out while sitting down on the balcony waiting to receive theirs.
Eunice “drank” hers. Jonel divided his up and fed it to Velina and Leika. Kimberlie grabbed a hand mirror and enjoyed it so much she watched herself slurp each bite off the spoon. And then licked the bowl clean. Angeline called her little friend over to the corner, “Velina, come hide back here with me and I will share mine with you,” she said. Overall it was a hit, and a refreshing treat for a hot day.
Posted on Wed, May 12, 2010