Monday, December 31, 2007

Little Orphans Warm Up to Father Frost

Father Frost stopped by a nearby orphanage last week to give gifts to the children. Snow Maiden, dressed in blue, is his granddaughter and helper.

Three of four little boys are fascinated by the special visitors.

Snow Maiden cuddles up with a child.

Behind the scenes: After the festivities, it's. . .potty time! Snow Maiden has changed from her costume into her work clothes and she's back in her usual role as one of the children's caretakers. Here she cuts up chocolate from Father Frost.

Each of these little guys is drooling at the very thought of more candy.


Karen L. Alaniz said...

Your photos of these little boys just made me so envious. I would love, love, love to work in an orphanage. It's a dream. Hug each one of those little people for me. ~Karen

Karen L. Alaniz said...

I think I may have asked you already, but didn't find the answer here, so here goes again. Do you know where Novosibirsk, Russia is? I just got a penpal from there. Is it far from you? ~Karen

Eileen said...

Hey Karen, Thanks for stopping by the virtual orphanage! Yes, I love these little ones too - have you ever been to an orphanage per chance? (If you're interested, there are zillions more photos posted at my albums - see link on link list.)

About Novosibirsk, believe I responded several weeks back -- maybe in comment on Your blog (?). But yes, I Have been to *Novo* a couple of times - it's waaay out there in Siberia, like 3 hrs flight east outta Moscow as I recall. Very cold. It was -32C or so when I was there but beautiful. Straight north of China. The premier city of Siberia. Maybe you'll go visit sometime? ;) In the summer it gets plenty hot they say.

Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

Hi, Eileen!

Thank you very much for this kind article and your excellent pictures! I think world needs it!

Svet and Kyle
PS Kyle showed me how to sign up for the RSS feed, so now we'll follow your blog even easier.

potorochin said...

Hi, Eileen!

Thank you for the wonderful story and great pictures of the orphanage in Rostov.

About Novosibirsk, "Saint Nicholas Orphanage" in Novosibirsk has a website in English with pictures of orphan children and information about other orphanages in this city.


Eileen said...

Hello Daniel, thanks much for your message. I visited the website you mentioned and looks like quite an interesting place. WWYC is mentioned at that site - interesting to me because I'm quite familiar with that ministry. All the best to you there in *Novo!* E

Anonymous said...


Would you be able to help my daughter connect with her birth family? We adopted her in Rostov on Don?