Welcoming Lily!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Touring, shopping and those dimples!






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1) Lily and I at the Chen Family Temple today
2) Me and my best girls
3) Hanging out in the park across from our hotel
4) Playing with some of the other girls and Lexi's friend Camille who was also 6.5 and got a sister. Lexi and Camille became good friends.

Hello everyone - just back from the best foot massage ever - bet you didn't think I would write that today. It was another great day. Life is easy, Lily is really taking it easy on us so we are really enjoying our days here in China. Today we did touring. Although we woke at 4:30 am we were all asleep by 9:00 pm the night before so a full night was had by all.

We went to breakfast at 6:00 am and went to breakfast again at 9:00 am. Then the touring began and we went to Chen family Temple. There were porcelain, wood, brick and stone carvings. It was beautiful.
Then off to a great lunch. The food was prepared Hainan style (this is an island off the coast of China, that is their Hawaii). The food was excellent. Lexi even got adventurous. Lexi got a special "Year of the Dragon" jade necklace today and is so happy with her special treasure. We got Lily a "Year of the Rooster" inside painting bottle that the artist painted her name into.

Ok, about Lily. She continues to not stop eating and smiles all day long. She is so happy and like her Uncle Michael "Ducky" has dimples at the tops of her cheeks. Lexi and Lily love each other. I've never heard Lexi laugh so much or be so happy. She is such a big help and loves it when Lily bonks her on the head.

Our hotel is amazing, we've got a large suite where there is lots of room to move about it. The room overlooks the Pearl River (China's third largest river). Lexi and I ventured off shoe shopping today. It was great. Shoes for $3, we also found a really girly pink snowsuit for Lily because we have to leave Guangzhou tomorrow afternoon and go to Beijing where it is winter. The weather here in this subtropical climate has been perfect 70 degrees F and sunny.

Some of the babies played together this afternoon and we all just watched as they have their own little society between each other. Lily trades toys with others and makes this funny sound when someone takes her toy. Another girl was the dominant "queen of the castle".

Lily is such a loving little girl and likes to dance and watch Chinese TV and eat. She went to bed at 7:00 pm tonight so I went and took advantage of the foot massage in the hotel. Now many of you know I'm a spa queen and well this treatment was amazing. The Chinese should export this whole process, better than anything I've had in North America.

There are tons of groups here picking up their children. There is a large group from the US and Spain plus our Canadian group. All the children look so great. We received more official paperwork today, including Lily's Chinese birth certificate.

The main reason we are going to Beijing is to visit the Canadian Embassy to get ready to take her into Canada. So Beijing is mostly touring.

Well that is all for today. Sorry I can't upload photos. I will add the photos when we return to Canada. I've got to purchase another memory card tomorrow as my camera is full!

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3 Comments:

  • At 6:25 PM, Blogger The Harris Family said…

    Great stuff Wright family. We are extremely pleased to here everything is going great. Sounds like you're having some terrific luck!

    Well done...

    Super Cold here..snow is coming..-11 -27 with wind chill...!

    Safe Flight!

     
  • At 2:42 PM, Blogger debbie.alcatrao said…

    Hey Jill, so very happy for you and the family. Nice to hear that Lexi is really enjoying her new sister!!! Look forward to meeting Lily when you get back. Take care and enjoy the rest of your trip. Wish we were there!!!

     
  • At 2:44 PM, Blogger debbie.alcatrao said…

    Hey Jill how exciting for you all!!! Very happy that things are going wonderfully and very jealous we are not there again with you!!! It is nice to hear that Lexi is enjoying her new baby sister too! Take care and enjoy the rest of your trip! Looking forward to meeting Lily when you return!

    Deb Alcatrao

     

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