Sunday, May 30, 2010

Gifts for My Teachers

On Tuesday I am giving hand sanitizer to my teachers and principal because they are nice to me and were good teachers to me.  We made our own labels for these.  We took pictures of our faces to make the labels.  If you want to know how to do it, you can go to my mom's blog.

I'm excited to give the gifts to my teachers because it was so cool.  They looked so awesome!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Adoption Money

Today my family went to a few places.  While out, we went to the bank.  We were there to see how much money we have for my family's adoption fund in our jar and put it in our account.  It was 50 dollars and 89 cents!  We were so excited!

My family went to the park for a little bit today and then my mom said, "Why don't you and your brothers talk and see if you all want to go and swim?"  She said she'd pull the car out of the driveway.  And guess what?  On the way back I found a penny!  Braeden and I said, "Adoption Fund jar!"  My brother said, "One penny still helps!"

God Bless You!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm Doing Good Deeds and Blessings are Coming Back to Me!!....

A few weeks ago I lost a tooth and I put the money from the tooth fairy in the adoption fund my family has.  The tooth fairy found out and came back to my house last night.  She left a note, a book, and twenty dollars.  The note said...

Dear Olivia,
It's me, the Tooth Fairy.  Don't be alarmed.  You didn't lost a tooth during the night.  I stopped by for another reason.
You did something so generous that I had to come back for a second visit.  I left you money recently for a lost tooth.  However, you gave that money to your family's fund.  That was a thoughtful sacrifice young lady.  I am very proud of you.  You are setting a great example for Braeden and Liam.
When you give to others, it often comes back to you tenfold.  With that in mind, I have a gift just for you.  I hope you enjoy it!
Your thoughtfulness and generosity has also inspired me.  Would you mind giving your Mom a small donation from the Tooth Fairy?  I've wrapped up 20 one dollar bills for the fund.
May God continue to bless your family.
The Tooth Fairy

I was happy about getting more money and filling our adoption jar.  The book was the second Diary of a Wimpy Kid book.  I had number one and I went to a store with my money to find number two, but they didn't have it.  They did have number three so I got it, but still didn't have number two.  The tooth fairy must've figured out I would've liked number two and got it for me.

I thought it was cool that the tooth fairy visited me when I didn't lose a tooth that night.  

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Navy Pier

I went to Navy Pier today on a school field trip with my mom as a chaperone.  I liked that my mom was a chaperone because she was there and I got to see her all day and be with her.  There were three other girls in our group.  They are my best friends.

We rode on a boat for 1/2 hour and listened to the information the captain was telling us about Chicago.    Then we looked around Navy Pier.

I liked when my friends and I counted money in the fountains in the greenhouse.  We also looked in a gift shop.

This picture is when we were on the boat getting ready to go...

Here we were at the greenhouse standing by the fountains.  It was all splattering above us!

Here we're taking a picture by some leaves.  We were all being funny!

We're riding on a escalator inside Navy Pier, going down to the gift shop.

My friends are carrying me for a picture to be funny!  We are waiting for our bus to go back to school...

I took this picture of my friends...

Have a happy evening!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


I'm adopted. I like being adopted because it makes me feel special. I know that people love me. Having people like my family being with me makes me feel good.

My family hopes to adopt a baby from Africa. I feel it's sad that some kids never get adopted. They would probably like to get a family and know what it's like to have a family and have people loving them. The baby probably is going to have HIV. I feel happy because I can teach her/him that it's a good thing and I can have that experience with them.

HIV is just a kind of sickness. It's nothing to be scared of. If you ever have a child with HIV, don't be scared. We're the same as other kids without HIV, we just have different blood.

I still play outside. I still swim and do dance class. I still go to school. I've done cheerleading, soccer, gymnastics. I love to run. I'm just the same as the other people. I have lots of friends; it's hard to play with all of them at the same time. :) I still can do special things like traveling. I like to go on roller coasters, loops. I wish there was a roller coaster with just loops!

I am adding money to our adoption jar. I want to have a baby from Africa. I'm excited to be a big sister to a baby. So I can feed it, put it to sleep, play with it, and teach it about HIV.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


My name is Olivia and I have HIV. HIV is not bad it just means I have different blood. It won't hurt you. Some people might not like it and be scared of it. I wish I didn't have HIV but I do.

I also have seizures. When I first got them it was at night and I was shaking. I started shaking, then I fell out of bed. I was scared the first time. I don't have seizures now because I take medicine.

I take medicine for HIV too. I take my medicine at 7:00 am and pm. In the morning I take 5 pills and liquid and at nighttime I take 7 1/2 pills and liquid. The pills are easy and I like that. But, I don't like the taste of the liquid.

Our family might be adopting this year. I hope it's a girl from (a certain country)! I can't go there because it's too dangerous. I wanted to go to and it's makes me feel sad. I'm sad because I'm interested in saving the people from there when I grow up. I want to save lives there because they're poor and I would like to give them food and clothes. First I'm going to start a company to teach them how to grow their own food and make their own clothes and homes.

God bless you!

Olivia's First Post

Hello!  This is Olivia's mom.  Olivia has watched me blog for quite some time now and feels that she's ready to do it herself.  I think this is a great summer project and that she could have quite a voice with lots of important things to share.  So, here we go.  When asked what to name her blog, Olivia suggested just "HIV" for the title of her blog; I'll let her explain why.  But I wondered, was there a little more we could add?  And as I scoured the dictionary for words that would fit, these three stood out to me.  Olivia IS a hero; to me and those who know her.  She inspires me daily, and she has a vision of what our world should be; a beautiful, magnificent vision.  I hope that she will share with you and that you will see in her what we already do: God's beauty.


–noun,plural-roes; for 5 also -ros.
a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal: He was a local hero when he saved the drowning child.


  [in-spahyuhr]  verb,-spired, -spir·ing.
to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence:His courage inspired his followers.
to produce or arouse (a feeling, thought, etc.): to inspire confidence in others.
to fill or affect with a specified feeling, thought, etc.: to inspire a person with distrust.
to influence or impel: Competition inspired her to greater efforts.
to animate, as an influence, feeling, thought, or the like, does: They were inspired by a belief in a better future.

to give rise to, bring about, cause, etc.: a philosophy that inspired a revolution.



the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be: prophetic vision; the vision of an entrepreneur.

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