Hudson loves adoption and prays everyday that God will send an orphan boy to come live in his room. So I made a bunch of monsters to go in our adopt a monster basket. Hudson prays everyday for a little boy named Milton Dennis who lives in Uganda at Okoa Refuge. I thought it would be neat to have all the kids pick an orphan from Okoa and name their monster after them so they would remember to pray for them everyday. We then made adoption certificates and put the picture of the orphan they are praying for on the back.
|Named after: Derrick|
Top Right is Named after Peace
The monsters were made from scraps I had around the house, stuffed with wool and I put drops of Lavender, Eucalyptus and Mint essential oils on the wool so sleeping with their monsters will help them breath better when their noses are stuffy. Who knew monsters could be so beneficial! :)
I wish I would have done the cake orange like the original but oh well...it still tasted good!
When you live overseas there are improvises you have to make because of things you can't find..... like green sugar covered candies that don't cost a fortune....so we used black beans in the centerpiece instead.
Another improvise was we didn't have black paint so we used crayons and the girls colored in the chevron for our art display. I started with black sharpie and realized that would take too long and my sharpie wouldn't last that long, plus i wouldn't trust little girls with a permanent marker. Nevertheless we liked how it turned out and is fun that the girls got to help contribute.
For Our menu we had:
|Hudson and Milton|
|Naomi and Kizza Linda|
|Samara and Stella|
|Philana with Samara's monster; Her monster is Kawonawo Hope|
Hudson, we pray many orphans are blessed and loved as a result of your life and your prayers on their behalf.