We had a really great day here in Guangzhou. This afternoon our guides took us to a local pearl market where it seems most of the women in the group (Jen definitely included) made a sizable contribution to the local economy. After the pearl market our guides brought us to the local supermarket so we could all stock up on much needed baby supplies. For dinner we went with a two other couples to Lucy's which is a western style restaurant. A burger, fries and a beer was a great change of pace after eating Chinese food for the past week. We also found a coming home barbie in our room this afternoon. Mattel gives all adopting families staying at the White Swan one of these dolls holding a baby as a souvenir.
Tomorrow we have a tour planned to the Six Banyan Tree Temple where we can have Grace blessed by the monks. Then we may be going to another jade market to make an additional contribution to the Chinese economy. We are hoping to have some time in the evening to do some shopping in some of the local shops around the area. They sell all kinds of Chinese crafts, clothes and souvenirs that will be nice for Grace to have as she grows up.
Grace continues to amaze us. She is such a good baby, she is always happy and is really getting used to having us around. She no longer cries when having her diaper changed or being bathed and actually seemed to enjoy her bath today after I showed her how to splash mommy. She also has discovered her feet and on top of that realized that she can put them in her mouth. A couple pics from today below.