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.