Saturday, May 31, 2008

Loving Guangzhou

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.



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yum socks!! Glad to hear things are going well. Keep shopping!!

Liz

Kim Febres said...

That Barbie might be one of the coolest presents I have seen. Of course I haven;t seen the pearls or Jade...so maybe I should reserve judgement. Is it possible that Grace gets cuter everyday. She seems to be developing quite a personality being around the both of you. She is sooo cute. thank you for sharing this Jorney with us!

Kim F said...

Did I mention yesterday was graduation? That must be why I can't spell or type judging by the last posted comment...sorry!

Anonymous said...

GRACE IS TOOOOO CUTE....HOPE YOU DID SOME REAL DAMAGE IN THE SHOPPING ARENA,JEN....I KNOW YOU HAVE HAD ALOT OF PRACTICE!!! GLAD ALL IS GOING WELL....SOON YOU WILL HAVE HER HOME...WATCH OUT,LUCY did you get lucy any pearls?...ROBIN

The Gang's All Here! said...

Oh.MY.Goodness. Those thighs are just the best! It's like they are inviting little kisses and pinches. How do you stand that cuteness? Oh. My. Adorable.

Two Pearls / New England H Family said...

Tell jen that china was a great place to do early xmas shopping too. And jewelry doesn't weigh too much to carry home. And for the guys there is always the electronics mart. Just be careful of what you buy there. Some of it won't work here.