Down time for all of us


Thanks for all your prayers and support. We're continuing to give Jin Bei tylenol, and that is helping with her fever. This evening, we headed over to Shamian Island to have dinner at Lucy's with fellow members of RQ (Rumor Queen). For those of you not familiar with Rumor Queen, she has a blog and is known for gathering rumors related to Ch*inese adoptions. She also has a forum for information sharing. So one of the members arranged for us all to meet up at Lucy's for dinner. "Hi, my name is Eva. I'm paddygirl." Yep, that's how we all introduced ourselves: name, followed by screen name. It was pretty funny. It was a lovely time. Unfortunately, Caleb was out of sorts because he got up early and didn't have a nap (his sister started one of her tantrums just as he drifted off to sleep. So the nap never happened.) As we were leaving, we ran into one of the other families from our agency staying at the Victory, Christine and Rick. It was nice to see them, although it was brief.

As we stepped outside of Lucy's, Patrick wanted to hail a taxi back to the hotel. (We have really enjoyed walking through the pet and spice markets to get to the island. But with thunder being heard, we opted to take a taxi back.) Caleb was so precious as he held his hand up high to hail the taxi for us. You should've seen his face beaming when I told him how proud we were of him for getting us a taxi. Oh, I just love my boy so much!

As soon as we got in the taxi, precious Jin Bei closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep. I knew that as soon as we hopped out of the taxi, she would wake up and this would make for a rough bedtime for her. So we dragged out our bedtime preparations, took more showers (because it's just that hot and muggy). Patrick finished eating his dinner. Caleb watched some TV. He just loves to watch sports on TV. Last night was badminton, and tonight was ping pong. It makes us happy. Tonight, as I was showering, Jin Bei discovered how to exit one of the bathroom doors, walk through to the living room, then the bedroom, and then back in the bathroom through the second door. It was so funny to watch her circle through the bathroom doing this. It was really really precious.

Well, bedtime rolled around. And as soon as I picked her up to put her on my chest, she began crying her fake, no tears cry. She tried to get down once but then stopped resisting. She only cried a little bit when Patrick kissed her on the head, and then she stopped! No more crying. Baba's kiss did the trick. Soon after she fell asleep. Praise the Lord.

After acknowledging to myself a few days ago that my throat hurt, I now must admit I have a cold. It totally stinks. I had a cold when we adopted Caleb, and it was no fun. Ugh. Paper products are a hot commodity here. So having a runny nose just plain stinks. Tomorrow morning, we will head back to the medical clinic to have Jin Bei's
TB site checked. It looks good. So we're not too worried. I think our guide, Helen, is going to take us for dim sum tomorrow. I'm looking forward to that. We might be trying scorpion tomorrow, too. Exciting! Anyway, enjoy the photos from our lazy day.

Getting into trouble as she plays with Ge Ge's Go Fish card box

Chilling out after eating a bunch of pringles

Yes, she actually blew her nose on the curtain as we were playing peek-a-boo

So tired after napping just 45 minutes earlier this morning

Having fun with her stickers

Loving her Mickey Mouse phone

Caleb watching some Ch*inese TV before bed- ping pong! He really enjoys this!

Sporting Baba's sunglasses

7 sweet words:

Melissa Sunday, July 25, 2010  

Love the picture of her blowing her nose on the curtains. Too funny. I am so glad that she is feeling more comfortable wondering off while mum showers.
Iris had the same little apple bandaids. We still have one on the stroller. Just a little reminder.

Deb Sunday, July 25, 2010  

Madeline is so funny blowing her nose on the curtain. I don't think Leah should see that photo, since it might give her some ideas ;) It was fun chatting. Praying you are feeling better!

Anonymous Sunday, July 25, 2010  

Oh my! The picture of her getting her shots, poor baby, Lydia had the same look! Shots are no fun. Praying she is feeling better and for a safe flight home. Love to all!
Auntie Michele

Alison Sunday, July 25, 2010  

Eva,So sorry you have a cold...I'm sure it's lack of sleep coupled with exhausting days! All worth it, I know, to be with your sweet, dear girl. Caleb is the wonderful brother we all expected and you & Patrick are the best, most loving parents these 2 children could hope to have; lucky kids for sure!
We miss you and are LOVING sharing your Blog!

Fliss and Mike Adventures Monday, July 26, 2010  

Caleb and Mike need to get together... Mike plays Ping Pong each Sunday in Cocoa Beach :)
Glad Maddie is coming along and as for Caleb hailing the taxi... who wouldn't stop for his gorgeous face :)

Mom2Four Monday, July 26, 2010  

Glad to hear she is doing better. Only a few more days and you'll be back here where it is just as hot as Guangzhou!

Colleen Cocci Monday, July 26, 2010  

Such precious photos! I hope you feel better soon, Eva. You're doing fabulous; don't ever have any doubts!


About This Blog

This blog is a place where we have shared our lives with family and friends while we waited to bring our daughter, Madeline, home from China and while we actually traveled to China for her. It is also a place where we will continue to share our life experiences, as we try to glorify God and raise our two precious dumplings from China.

And now we wait to bring Havi home from China.

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