Shamian Island is a beautiful, tranquil place. We've spent a lot of time wandering it's streets. Walking and the ergo (love it!!!) are the sure-fire way to get this little energetic girl to sleep.
And when I say I love the ergo that was so generously gifted to me, I mean I LOVE it. It's been so easy to carry her - which is her preferred mode of travel, and often as I'm involved in conversation I will glance down and these beautiful dark brown eyes are staring at me.
So far a bath is a VERY traumatic experience. I thought a dip of a toe in the pool would be a slow introduction to water. She didn't care for that either.
Dinner with the Tharps. Anna and Ocie are destined to be long-time friends. "dance party at Ocie's house!!"
Aunt Donna and Anna's Erkel jeans - not nearly enough booty to keep these on.
Jut before bedtime, she gets ramped up into giggle mania. She climbs and crawls around like a little monkey cracking herself up. Otherwise she is pretty reserved and shy and not very generous with her smiles.
This giggly time is the calm before the storm. My girl has a tough time going to sleep and a lot of walking and rocking and crying is involved every night.
I am so impressed with the folks who have gone before me and have been able to blog regularly. Between, sporadic computer service and the amazing amount of time it requires to keep one little girl happy, healthy and safe in a 150 square-foot hotel room, I've hardly had the time. Hopefully there will be more posts coming. But if not from China, then definitely stateside.