Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Third day with Grace

It was a pretty quiet day here today. A silk dress maker came by this morning. Jen ordered a dress for Grace, a shirt for herself and a tie for me. No paperwork to do until Friday so our guides planned a trip to the Teng Wang Pavilion.


The pavilion was just a few blocks from our hotel. Unfortunately it was raining while we were there so we didn't get to tour the grounds as much as we would have liked to. We did get to the top though. Not quite as much history here as the Great Wall. The original pavilion at the site burned down in the 1920s and was rebuilt in the 1980s. So it is a pretty modern building but built with a very classic Chinese style. The view was great from the top though. You can see our hotel in the below picture, it is the one with the spires and ball on the top.


I think most of the families that we are here with are starting to get a little stir crazy. We wish that we could just go home now but there is still much paperwork to do. Only two more days in Nanchang, then we leave for Guangzhou for our last leg of the trip. Grace continues to do very well. Yesterday she would fall over when we sat her up and today she was sitting up on her own. She was a little fussy this afternoon and evening probably because she has a couple teeth coming in which you can see in the below picture. She still went to bed pretty easily and we are hoping for three nights in a row of 8+ hours of sleep.


Tomorrow is another off day for us so the guides have some tours planned. Jiangxi is famous for its porcelain so they are taking us to one of the local porcelain factories. There is also a possibility that we will be taking a tour of Yifeng which is the town where Grace's orphanage is located. It is a two hour bus ride away but I think it will be worthwhile to see the town where Grace was probably born. Not sure if we will actually be able to visit the orphanage but we are hoping that we will.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

More great photos....Gracie looks like she is winning the wrestling match against you Jen!! You guys are an awesome family. Everyone at work is enjoying the updates!!

Liz

Anonymous said...

More great photos....Gracie looks like she is winning the wrestling match against you Jen!! You guys are an awesome family. Everyone at work is enjoying the updates!!

Liz

kris said...

I love the pic with Steve rockin' the bjorn! and Gracie playing with Jen is too cute! :)

Alden said...

Okay, you have no idea who I am, and I have no idea who you are, and I am in LOVE with your daughter. And with you guys! I cried when you got her in the video! And one of the previous comments was right... that first picture of Grace didn't do her justice, she's beyond gorgeous when she grins. Soo cute!

Biren said...

At first, I wondered who that woman was with the baby on top of her. That didn't look like you at first Jen! I had to turn my head around to see your face right side up to really realize it was you hahaha! You need to work on your upside-down face :-p

Looks like you're all havin' a lotta fun! Awesome! Rockin' the BabyBjorn too, I love it! :)

LaurenAFrog said...

Jen, that pic of you & Grace is precious! I bet the smiles haven't come off any of your faces! :)

Michelle said...

You guys are the cutest family! So happy and smiley! You guys are glowing!

Amy said...

What a happy family! Congratulations! Grace is adorable!

Tracy said...

Enjoy every moment there! :) I wish I was going back tomorrow. It's such a magical time in China - no e-mail, cell phones or "real life" to worry about - just time to fall in love with your sweet girl more and more every day.

Jenna said...

That picture of Jen with Grace is priceless!! The best picture I've seen in a long tie- it speaks 1,000 words!!

Melinda said...

I must say, Mommy and Daddy look different. The smiles on your faces are as bright as they were on your wedding day. It's been a while since you've both looked so happy and complete!
The pics are beautiful. You guys are one good looking family!!