(This was written Sunday afternoon, July 13, at 4:00 p.m.)
This morning, after letting Addie sleep as long as she could, we skyped with the kiddos back home! Was a balm to my soul!
Then we showered, got ready, and headed down to the breakfast buffet. It did not disappoint! (Grant, you would have LOVED it!)
These photos are for you, Mom, to show you how good I am eating! I got some fruit at the buffet, made my quinoa flakes into a porridge with some boiling water, added a baby food pouch to it, and added some peanut butter to a banana. It was good and filling! I felt fantastic today!
After breakfast, we headed out for a walk to check out Eliza’s hometown and to get some bottled water! Here are some photos of our hotel –
And some photos from our room on the fifteenth floor!
Yes, that is a Starbucks below! My darling hubbie got us both a grande this morning while Addie slept!
We walked through a mall close to our hotel.
Then we played charades with a couple of gals to try to find the grocery store. We succeeded! It was SO NEAT! We are just taking everything, absolutely everything in. So fun to see all they had on their shelves.
This is for you kiddos at home. Check out what we found in downtown Guangzhou!! Straight from our neighboring farms at home, all the way to Guangzhou, China. Too cool!
The walk to and from the mall and grocery store was rich with culture. We just can’t get enough.
We also checked out the hotel health gym and the hotel pool. Wish you were here, boys! You would love it and the water is so warm!
We meet at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow to head to the Civil Affairs Office to meet Eliza. Addie and I packed her things and got out some toys for her today!
THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED WHILE IN CHINA:
……always watch your feet while you walk. We have all tripped several times, and Addie almost walked right into a ground level pond!
……we did not know the definition of the words heat and humidity until now.
……our water pressure and showers at home are the pits! The shower here is its own room encased in glass! Wish we could bring it home!
Share in our praises!
*Addie is feeling 100% again!
*Skype, e-mail, and blogging are ALL working!! So thankful!!
*We have adjusted to the time change very quickly and easily!
*Only ONE MORE SLEEP until we have Eliza!!
*The children at home are doing well!
Please pray for our day tomorrow, in every way!
OH MY GOODNESS!!! TOMORROW WE WILL HAVE ELIZA IN OUR ARMS!!!!