During the day….
Jan and I set out to finish all of our China shopping. I am not sure how I am going to get everything home but am extremely pleased with my purchases. It was so nice to shop with Jan. She has such a good eye, an honest opinion and knows how to shop.
Later in the afternoon, Jan, John, Sara Jane and Luke headed to the consulate for Sara Jane’s swearing in ceremony. I took the rest of the chitlins and played in Guangzhou. We posed for pictures, played badminton and hacky sack and talked to the locals. It was a very enjoyable afternoon.
Molly was so proud that she climbed one of the big trees on Shamian Island, and even more proud when the other kids thought she was cool and followed her up the tree. It was the highlight of her day.
We walked back home through the markets and found some new and unusual finds, just like we do everyday. This is such a neat trip. Molly is having a wonderful time with everything in China. Her shyness has melted away here. She talks to locals using her Chinese words and they just eat her up. I hope that she can remember a fraction of what she has experienced on this trip.
Enjoy the pictures and make sure to click on part 2 for the evening’s festivities!
This lady was selling live birds (to take home and eat). She was not thrilled that I took her picture. Oops. Wonder how she feels about me posting it on my website.
Jordan wrote Molly's name in calligraphy, then posed for a picture. He does this free for all adoptive families. So nice.
Some kind of leg bone and hoof. Again, anyone want to guess? I'm sure it cures something, just not sure what!
A neat shot in the markets. This picture was scouted out by Trey Ahern. He thought the yellow door in the background set the picture off. I agree. Totally cool.