As you read this, the care packages are in the mail. Yes, I sent two. I had heard that if you send a package through Ann of Red Threads she can sometimes get updated photos of the baby. I sent Zac a package from Ann with the hope that we may get an updated photo or two.
Unfortunately I received an email from Ann last night stating that she would suggest we not ask for updated pictures. She said that since the pictures we have are from February the orphanage may not appreciate being asked for new pictures so soon. The pictures we have are considered current.
As hard as it is, I do respect their feelings. To me a current picture of our lil' man would be priceless. I also understand that if everyone constantly wanted photos it would be a hardship for the staff. I would much rather think they are spending time with the babies and not running around snapping pictures. I am thankful that Ann will be able to get a package to Zac quickly.
I decided to still send our package, also. I really wanted Zac to have something from us. My mom also sent a little teether for him. Here are a few pictures of the things I sent:
A photo album of pictures including very happy grandparents.
A blanket, sleeper, and polar bear toy (of course)!
Candies for the nannies and socks for babies.
(I wish I would have sent more socks.)
I printed out labels with Zac's name and picture in hopes that he will receive the package.
My mom added the Bug-a-Loop toy! :o)
The package was sent in the mail yesterday. The lady at the post office said it should arrive in China in 10 days. I'm hoping that between the two packages one will make it to Zac. It would be really cool if he got both packages, but I'll be happy if he gets one.