First days home

I am so grateful today that there is one less orphan in the world.

I am so grateful today that there is one less orphan in the world.

It has been so good to be home! Maggie was a little overwhelmed at first by our large, busy family but she seems to be adjusting pretty well, little by little.

I continue to be amazed at Maggie’s resilience and cheerful spirit.  I am sure everything here is overwhelming to her but she is handling it pretty well. She definitely has an “off” switch when she has had enough stimulation and she can fall asleep in an instant.  Once she does, there is absolutely nothing that can wake her up.  She has been very tired since we got home, which I think is probably a combination of jet lag and her way of coping with over stimulation.

Getting to know our family

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Yesterday was our first full day at home.  All our boys were busy with football so Maggie and I had a good part of the day at home alone with our 3 year old daughter. It was so good for Maggie to have that one-on-one time with a sibling and she started to open up and smile more and relax and play.

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I decided to let the other children have one-on-one time with Maggie and mommy yesterday and I found that it worked really well.  She was much more comfortable interacting with them one at a time than as a big group–but then when we did have everyone together at meal time, she was more relaxed having gotten to know them a little bit individually.  She has already flashed smiles at a few of them, and she even laid her head against one very happy brother’s chest for a few moments. I plan to continue giving each of them some time alone with me and her for the next several days as she becomes more comfortable.

Time for Bonding

We don’t believe that Maggie probably has any concept of what a family actually is, since she is so little and may have never even heard the words for sister and brother.  If she has, she certainly had no frame of reference to know what that meant.  We are planning to give her some time at home to get used to our family and to start to understand that we are all “her people” before we widen her circle to include others.  Our adoption agency assures us that this is the very best thing we can do for her to encourage her bonding with our family.  Her first year of life was spent with hired shift workers and although we believe they did as good of a job as could have been expected, they were not able to provide the love, security and stability that a family provides.  Maggie has shown great resiliency but she will not be able to overcome a year of loss in just a couple short weeks, so our bonding may take some time. We are so grateful to our friends and family who have been providing meals and helping with rides and other logistical needs to enable us to keep her circle small for now.

It's fun to have big brothers!

It’s fun to have big brothers!

Our house may also be overwhelming for Maggie, as she spent her entire life in two rooms: the room where she slept and ate and the room where she had activities.  She has been sleeping well in my bedroom, and she has been happy to sit in the high chair in the kitchen to eat, and to play on the floor in the living room and in our other daughter’s room. We have limited her to those four rooms for now. I am grateful that she has not shown signs of stress about being in such a large new environment.

Bonding milestones

Maggie has slept very well every night since the second night we got her.  As I wrote in a previous post, she did wake up crying in the middle of the night on Gotcha day, and she would not let me comfort her.  She thrashed around in my arms and could not settle down until I laid her back in her bed.  That was my first experience with a child that would prefer to comfort themselves than to be comforted by mommy, but of course I did not feel like mommy to her at that time.

The first night in our home she woke up crying in the middle of the night again. She has cried other times during the past two weeks, but not at night. When she wakes up at night she is tired and disoriented so I consider it to be a truer test of how she feels gut-level than the way she reacts during her waking hours.  She stopped crying as soon as I picked her up, and she snuggled into me and let me rock her back to sleep.  She immediately relaxed when I picked her up that night, and for me it was a true milestone: she wanted mommy’s comfort during the night.

I also noticed many times during the first week with her that she was very heavy, as she never held any of her own weight.  She was like dead weight in our arms. Now she is already starting to mold herself more to my body when I carry her, and she is often holding on and bearing some of her own weight.  It feels much more natural to hold her now. She often leans forward when I am holding her and snuggles against my chest.  She loves hugs and seeks them often. These are all such great signs! I think a lot of it is due to a combination of how young she is and her personality. We do not take it for granted that things have come much easier than expected with her.

She studies EVERYTHING.

She studies EVERYTHING.

Before we got her our agency told us to prepare for the worst and hope for the best, and that is just what we did.  They also advised us to have no expectations but to go into this with a commitment to this child, whatever the situation.  Also, that we should expect that things will look different after two weeks than they did on Gotcha day. They asked us to look for baby steps of progress every day, rather than expecting the early days to be wonderful.  It has helped us so much that we took all of this advice to heart.

I thought we were prepared for anything, and I know the Lord gave us a supernatural peace that everything would be OK no matter what happened on Gotcha day.  We were grateful for a relatively smooth Gotcha day, but looking back I can see how much Maggie has relaxed and come out of her shell since that day.  She was very reserved, withdrawn, and quiet that day, and each day she has shown more of her true personality.

I don’t think I was adequately prepared for how delayed she is physically.  I think she spent an awful lot of time sleeping in her bed and didn’t have the opportunities to practice the physical skills that most babies have.  When she was out of her bed I think she was often held, which is a good thing–but that also kept her from getting stronger. I knew she probably wouldn’t be walking but I thought that she would be pulling up to stand and would likely walk very soon. She is still far from achieving those milestones.

I have been trying to let her spend more time on the floor since getting home two days ago and she is starting to army crawl more. She is excited to pull up to stand when holding my hands, and she wants to do that dozens of times in a row, though she still doesn’t bear weight on her legs for long. Yesterday she was able to put some little pieces of cheese in her own mouth–another milestone to see her starting to feed herself from my hand. When we got her almost two weeks ago she couldn’t even bring her head along when I pulled her to sit up. She can’t wave bye bye, but she is learning to raise her arms to show that she is “so big”. We are seeing progress every day and we are excited to see her grow and develop in the coming weeks and months.

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Maggie becomes U.S. citizen and meets a former U.S. president

Leaving China

Maggie normally falls asleep by about 7 pm so I laid her down in our hotel Thursday night to catch some zzz’s before we had to leave for the airport at 9.  She wasn’t happy AT ALL to be woken up at 9 pm.  She has been a pretty happy baby and doesn’t fuss a whole lot, but being woken up is one of her least favorite things and she lets us know it!  I was glad our agency arranged for us to pay a half day’s rate at the Garden hotel so we didn’t have to check out until 9 pm for our 1 a.m. flight to Korea.

Maggie did not do well on that first flight.  She didn’t sleep much at all and was very fussy. My OTC meds had kicked in but I was still feeling pretty rotten so I thought we were in for a very long trip.  At that point I wasn’t sure how we were going to make it and started feeling a little desperate.  I had to remind myself to just take it one moment at a time and eventually we would be home.

Layover in Seoul

The kids play area in the Seoul airport

The kids play area in the Seoul airport

We arrived in Seoul about 5 a.m.  We LOVED this airport on the way to China.  It was still pretty nice on the way home but not quite as great as it had been on the way there.  It was totally packed already by 5 a.m. so we couldn’t get the nice recliners to lie down on, and the line for the showers was way too long to consider attempting.

I enjoyed listening to this cultural program in the Seoul airport on the way to China.

I enjoyed listening to this cultural program in the Seoul airport on the way to China.

Our stomachs couldn’t handle the Brugogi breakfast we had enjoyed on the way there and our thoughts were only of Maggie’s comfort, not of partaking in cultural programs.

Our breakfast on the way to China

Our breakfast in Seoul on the way to China

I did appreciate the children’s play area a LOT, which had a filtered cold and hot water station for making bottles, changing tables, and a nice area where Maggie could stretch out and play a little bit.

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The line to get to the airplane was CRAZY.  We noticed on every flight we took within Asia that it is basically a free for all to get on the plane.  They don’t typically seem to call people up by rows or sections.  As soon as they call boarding everyone pushes and shoves and cuts in line if needs be to try and get on the plane.

Boarding in the Seoul airport

Boarding in the Seoul airport

Flying with a former president

Glad to be back in Atlanta

Glad to be back in Atlanta

At one point they stopped boarding and we wondered what the hold up was.  David turned to me and said he thought he had just seen former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and a security detail board our plane!  After we got to the front of the line and handed over our boarding passes we were required to submit to another security screening where all our bags were checked again.  In all our years of traveling this was a first for us.

The boarding for first class had a different ramp than our economy class boarding so we didn’t get to file through first class and see whether David was right or not.  But after we were seated and preparing for take off, President Carter started making the rounds, walking through the airplane and shaking hands with everyone! We already had our phones in airplane mode, and although we fumbled to get one turned on, we couldn’t do it in time so we sadly did not get a photo of Maggie with Mr. President.

He shook our hands, touched Maggie, and spoke to us about her adoption.  He also told us that he has a granddaughter named Maggie.  And Mr. President admonished us to take good care of her, and we promised we would!

It was really incredible that Maggie got to meet a former U.S. President on the day she was to become an American citizen.  It was our first time to meet a president, too!

The flight home

Sitting in her bassinet on the airplane

Sitting in her bassinet on the airplane

Maggie did AMAZING on the flight from Seoul to Atlanta. She was a real trooper.  We arranged with the airline to have a bulkhead seat so that we could have a bassinet for her. Make sure you inquire about the bassinet in advance; we had a moment of worry when we found out that our travel agent had booked the right seat but he had not reserved the bassinet so it wasn’t guaranteed.  Thankfully they had an extra one on board so it all worked out.  The bassinet attached to the wall and provided a place where she could lay down to sleep as long as there was no turbulence (we had to pick her up whenever there was).  It also gave her a place to sit so I could easily feed her, and a place to play when I needed to eat. She slept in my arms some, but she also slept in the bassinet a lot, and I think it really helped us get a  jump start on jet lag.

We just landed.  Maggie is now an American citizen!

We just landed. Maggie is now an American citizen!

Greeting Maggie upon our arrival home

Greeting Maggie upon our arrival home

Our new family photo

Our new family photo

Maggie HATED her car seat and cried almost the whole way home from the airport.

Maggie HATED her car seat and cried almost the whole way home from the airport.

Dealing with jet lag

She had not slept much at all the night before, but although it was night in China it was day time in Georgia.  She was so tired that she slept quite a bit on the flight to Atlanta–all good, since by then it was night time in Georgia. By the time we arrived home she was somewhat OK–she took a longish nap, got up for the evening hours, and then went to bed and slept all night.  That meant that I could sleep all night, too.  By the next day she and I were feeling much better.  Still tired but able to function.  David, unfortunately, had to hit the ground running.  Our oldest son had a football game Friday night and David was scheduled to broadcast it on the radio, so he had a quick nap and then left for an out of town game, not getting home until 2:00 a.m.  Saturday morning he was back up bright and early to get two of our other boys to football games by 8:30.  He certainly got back on our American schedule right away, but he missed out on a lot of sleep.

Day 13: Last Day in China…Molly gets sick, just in time to travel..

Our time in China is drawing to a rapid close.  The bags are mostly packed, all our travel documents are procured and Molly spent last night awake violently ill.

It’s time to go… In more ways than one… Therefore, there will be no pictures included in this particular blog post.

Seriously, please pray for Molly. She is doing a bit better this afternoon,but still is not well. Our nearly 24 hour flight would be a strain under normal circumstances, so this will be a bigger test.

Pray for David (me) and Maggie as we travel as well.  First of all that we don’t get what Molly has and secondly for me to be the help I need to be for both of them.

In closing our time here, I will say that we Everts have much to be thankful for.  Molly and I have 6 lovely children, we have a wonderful extended family, I have a good job, we belong to an amazing church and our Lord has dealt with Molly and I so much more graciously than we deserve.

Our adding Maggie into our family is just the latest chapter in our families journey in following Christ.  A new chapter begins with our return to the states.  We trust the Lord for that as well.  Thank you for all the kind comments and emails.  Far more people were interested in our blog than we would have imagined.  We are humbled by you all.

Signing off from China…

Day 12: U.S. Consulate Appointment and Shamian Island part 2

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U.S. Consulate Appointment
This morning we met our guide bright and early at 7:45 for our Consulate Appointment.  This was the appointment we had to arrange before we were allowed to book our flight to China.  Everything we have been doing here for the past two weeks has been leading up to this day!

Miss Maggie Lu wasn’t keen about being woken up early and ushered down to breakfast before she was good and ready, but true to her nature she didn’t fuss for too long about it.  She let me know she wasn’t happy and then she decided to just go with it.

At the consulate we went into a waiting area with other adoptive families.  The consulate offers two appointment times Monday through Thursday: 8:30 and 10:00.  We had the 8:30 time slot.  They can take a maximum of 12 families at a time, so no more than 24 per day. We were worried that it would be hard to get a consulate appointment since we were trying to get our appointment done before more holidays shut things down again here.  In fact, I believe today was the very last day for consulate appointments until October 14. We were SO THRILLED to have a spot here today, since it allowed us to get Maggie on September 16th instead of having to wait until the end of October (we have a personal conflict after the Chinese national holidays which would have prevented us from traveling sooner if we hadn’t been able to get Maggie when we did).

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Consulate Appointment
Once all the families who had an appointment had gathered we were given some instructions and asked to take an oath stating that all the information we have provided relating to this adoption was truthful.  Maggie is still not a U.S. citizen; that won’t happen until we step off the airplane in the United States. She will be traveling using her Chinese passport with an immigrant visa stamped inside.

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Final Procedures

Tomorrow our guide will pick up Maggie’s passport and visa, as well as a sealed envelope of documents relating to her adoption which we will courier to the United States.  I believe we hand those over at customs when we land. It has taken China over a week to get all the paperwork ready on their side, which has given us some time to get to know Maggie and her culture.  The U.S. will have their part done by late tomorrow afternoon and then we will be free to head back home! We are getting excited!!

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The mural behind the front desk at our hotel

Shamian Island part 2

We didn’t have much time to walk around Shamian Island a few days ago so we went back again today after our consulate appointment was over. They have a beautiful Starbucks there and we enjoyed sharing a cup of coffee in an air conditioned space with a western toilet–things we have learned not to take for granted!

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Maggie’s first trip to Starbucks–a place she will surely come to know and love, just as all Evert children do

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We enjoyed the many statues at Shamian Island.

Day 11: Puffs, Dining, Pearls, and Chops

At Chen Family Temple

At Chen Family Temple

Travel Plans

Today was another day set aside for touring and souvenir shopping.  We were thankful that Maggie’s Chinese passport and the missing document mentioned in a previous post both arrived in the mail today, Chinese holidays and typhoons notwithstanding.

As of today, we have everything we need for our appointment tomorrow at the U.S. Consulate where Maggie’s adoption will be finalized on the U.S. side (we finalized the Chinese side a week ago today, 24 hours after her Gotcha Day). After our consulate appointment tomorrow we plan to do a little more shopping.  Maggie’s visa will finally be finished by 4:30 pm on Thursday, and we are allowed to leave that night after we our guide picks up her visa from the consulate.

We check out of our hotel at 9 pm Thursday night to head for the airport and home.  I am not sure how she will do on such a long flight–we were ready for it to be over long before we got here and it was just the two of us.  Please be in prayer for us as the Lord brings us to mind during that 24 hour period from 9 am on Thursday morning EST until we arrive in Atlanta at 10:30 a.m. EST on Friday morning.  We will have lots of time for bonding and learning to pick up puffs on the airplane!

Puffs

Maggie is still learning to pick up a puff.  She is having more success, but still drops a lot.  Practice makes perfect and she has come so far in one week's time! A week ago she couldn't grasp anything as small as a puff and couldn't transfer a small item from hand to hand or from hand to mouth--now she can!

Maggie picking up a puff today

Maggie is still learning to pick up a puff. She is having more success, but still drops a lot. Practice makes perfect and she has come so far in one week’s time! A week ago she couldn’t grasp anything as small as a puff and couldn’t transfer a small item from hand to hand or from hand to mouth–now she can!

Stacking cups have been her favorite toy.  She is just as interested in a tube of toothpaste as a toy--she is fascinated by all kinds of every day objects.

Stacking cups have been her favorite toy. She is almost as interested in a tube of toothpaste as a toy–she is fascinated by all kinds of every day objects. The feet in her footie pajamas never cease to amaze her.

She is such a happy girl! I love her smile!

She is such a happy girl! I love her smile!

Dining in Guangzhou

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We went to Tekila Mexican restaurant for lunch today.  It is near the hotel and the food is fantastic.  Maggie loved the lentil soup! So far she has not turned her nose up at anything. She is so happy to eat whatever food we are eating.  If she thinks we are enjoying something and not sharing with her, she fixes her steely gaze upon said item and starts to lick her lips, becoming very animated until we let her have a taste.

We have eaten at some wonderful restaurants in Guangzhou.  We also loved 1920, the German restaurant.  The food was delicious and very authentic (we have lived in Europe and spent a lot of time in Germany–this place is the real deal).  Tekila has a family friendly atmosphere and an English menu.  We loved 1920 but it is a little more upscale in decor and food presentation and may not be as appropriate for toddlers–though Maggie did fine there, sitting in my arms most of the time. The prices at 1920 were only a couple dollars more per person than Tekila for the dishes we ordered (cordon blue schnitzel and sausage platter). If your child is doing well we highly recommend 1920. They also have an English menu but the staff didn’t speak much English. Go early–we went at 5 pm and had no trouble getting a table.  By 7 pm the place was packed. We also loved the coffee shop Surprise Me! across the street from the Garden Hotel.

At Tekila Mexican restaurant in Guangzhou

At Tekila Mexican restaurant in Guangzhou

Having coffee at Surprise Me! across the street from the Garden Hotel

Having coffee at Surprise Me! across the street from the Garden Hotel

Liwan Plaza: Wholesale Pearl and Jade markets

Bags of pearls at the wholesale pearl market

Bags of pearls at the wholesale pearl market

Our guide took us to the wholesale pearl market today.  The jade market is also at Liwan plaza but we had already been to a wholesale jade market in Nanjing so we skipped that store.

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The pearl market was really interesting.  There are so many different sizes, colors, and qualities of pearls there. The ladies who work there can string the pearls or put clasps on a strand you choose. Many adoptive families choose to buy a pearl necklace for their daughter’s wedding or a bracelet for a future daughter-in-law.

Chen Family Temple

Chen Family Temple

Chen Family Temple

Our guide took us to Chen Family Temple today to see an ancestral family home built in the 1880s.  This is also the place where we got Maggie’s chop. In addition to seeing the beautiful home, which reminded me of an elaborate movie set, there were displays of various ornate crafts such as carved ivory, lacquer work, and embroideries, as well as a lovely garden courtyard in the center of the home.

At Chen Family Temple

At Chen Family Temple

One of the displays depicting the inside of a traditional home from this period.

One of the displays depicting the inside of a traditional home from this period

Outside the Chen Family Temple

Outside the Chen Family Temple

With our guide Aron on the Chen Family Temple grounds.

With our guide Aron on the Chen Family Temple grounds.

Maggie’s Chop

Making Maggie's Chop

Making Maggie’s Chop

It is an important cultural tradition in China for people to have their own “chop”, which is a stamp that represents them.  It can be used in lieu of a signature in some cases. There is a calligrapher at the Chen Family Temple who has been making chops here for 21 years.  He is very famous, and this is the place where many adoptive families come to have their child’s chop made.  First we selected a stone for her chop (there are many different sizes and qualities and materials to choose from).  Then he sanded the surface down to make it smooth, and drew her characters on with a pencil, and then did the calligraphy work. After that he put the chop in a small vise and chiseled out the character.

In the museum we were able to see a large decorative ink stone (almost the size of a love seat!) and the guide explained that for calligraphy the artist needs four things: a good brush, good quality surface on which to paint, an ink stick, and an ink stone.  The artist puts water on the ink stone and dips into that with the ink stick before painting.

We chose a small and inexpensive stone for Maggie’s chop, and it cost $25.  It came packaged in a box along with a red stamp pad.

We also had a chop made for our family. It has our name on it and the Chinese character for “love”, which is also the character for Maggie’s Chinese name Ai.

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Other artwork and souvenirs

It has been my goal on this trip to get souvenirs for Maggie for every Gotcha Day anniversary until she turns 18. Some of these gifts have been more expensive, such as pearls, and others have been rather inexpensive. I just wanted to have something for her from China as a memento for every Gotcha day celebration.

The calligrapher inscribing Maggie's scroll

The calligrapher inscribing Maggie’s scroll

In addition to making her chop we bought Maggie a scroll and had the artist at the museum inscribe that, as well.  This in-house artist provides a unique opportunity to have personalized art work made.  We had the artist inscribe her Gotcha date and the town and province where we had her Gotcha on a scroll. This piece of personalized art work cost 100  RMB or about $16.

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We took our photo with the calligrapher who made Maggie’s chop and scroll. It was steamy hot here today and Maggie napped while we were at the Chen Family Temple. She loves sleeping in the Ergo carrier. I bought a cheap $1 fan at the museum to help keep her cool–the Ergo can get very hot!

At this museum you can also buy very unique necklaces. An artist can paint the child’s English name on one side of a grain of rice and their Chinese name on the other side of the grain.  It is incredibly tiny! The grain is then placed inside a small bead which  magnifies the script. The grain of rice necklace was 50 RMB, or $8.

You can actually read Maggie's name in Chinese and in English through the bead, even though it was painted on a tiny grain of rice!

You can actually read Maggie’s name in Chinese and in English through the bead, even though it was painted on a tiny grain of rice!

Day 10: Rain, Squeaky Shoes, and a Riverboat

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One week with Maggie

Today marked one week with Maggie; we got her at 10:20 a.m. last Monday. She has done so well with her adjustment to us and her attachment.  We are amazed at God’s abundant mercy in answering our many prayers for her, as well as by her God-given character qualities of resilience, flexibility, cheerfulness, and gentleness.

She gave me a kiss yesterday and again today, which was such a blessing. We are so encouraged by how well she seems to fit with our family. We see God’s hand so clearly in bringing us together.

Typhoon

Last night we took a short walk outside our hotel.  The rain was just starting to lightly sprinkle.

Last night we took a short walk outside our hotel. The rain was just starting to lightly sprinkle.

The international weather news has been atwitter over a super-typhoon bearing down on Hong Kong as well as Guangdong province, where we are staying. This storm was being compared to Hurricane Katrina but thankfully it seems to have lost a lot of steam as it got closer to shore.  While it caused some damage it was not nearly the catastrophic event it was predicted to be, and we give thanks to God for that. We got some rain today until about noon and then the weather cleared off and we had a beautiful afternoon and evening, albeit hot and steamy.  For us in Guangzhou the hurricane turned out to be a non-event. We were able to have a restful morning in the hotel and after the rain let up we were able to go to Shamian Island in pursuit of squeaky shoes.

Squeaky Shoes

The U.S. Consulate and the  international medical clinic used to be located on Shamian Island and it is a lovely little area with nice places to walk around and a lot of little shops catering to tourists.  Now that the consulate and medical clinic have moved off the island they probably don’t do nearly the business they used to, but it is traditional for adoptive families to stop at Shamian Island.  It used to be a tradition for families to get their child’s picture taken on the red couches at the White Swan Hotel but that hotel is now closed for renovations.

We took a taxi from our hotel for about 30 RMB, or $5 each way. For me, this afternoon was all about my quest to find squeaky shoes for my girls and my nieces. These leather shoes come in a variety of colors and they are super cute.  Each pair has a little squeaker in the heel so they  make a noise when the child walks.  They are popular here and I really wanted some.  The price was lower the more pairs you bought so I went a little overboard.

A few of the pairs I bought...

A few of the pairs I bought…

Our guide says we can remove the squeakers if they start to get on our nerves.  Good to know. We also bought a lot of other souvenirs on the island, at Jenny’s Place and across the hall from her at Sherry’s Place.  I could have done more damage on Shamian Island but we had to head back for our Pearl River cruise.

Riverboat Cruise

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Guangzhou is the third largest city in China and there are a lot of bridges and sky scrapers here.  At night, many of the buildings and bridges are lit up, and riverboats cruise up and down the river so people can see the lights.

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It was beautiful. The photos don’t do it justice.

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We had heard some negative reviews about the buffet on the riverboat.  It was about what you might expect if you did a riverboat ride in the states–a general run on the buffet line as soon as it was opened, and food that was edible but not exactly fantastic. Maggie enjoyed the watermelon!

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Tomorrow

We are scheduled to go to the pearl and jade markets tomorrow, and to get Maggie’s chop. A chop is a traditional stamp carved with your name.  Maggie’s will have her Chinese name on it.

Our time here is quickly drawing to a close.  Tomorrow is souvenir shopping, Wednesday is our consulate appointment, Thursday is picking up Maggie’s passport and visa, and Thursday night we leave.  We have had a fantastic time in China, and we have many special memories to cherish and to share with Maggie when she gets older.  But we will be ready to come home.  We really  miss our other children, and we are looking forward to acclimating Maggie to her new life.

More photos from today

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On Shamian Island. Many have asked about my teething beads necklace. It is called Chew Beads. They are becoming a comfort object for Maggie so I have to wear them every day now.

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The greatest daddy in the world made sure his little girls have plenty of squeaky shoes!

The greatest daddy in the world made sure his little girls have plenty of squeaky shoes! We bought some other things, too–the red bag is shoes, not the silver one!

Beautiful Starbucks on Shamian Island.  And yes, they do have the salted caramel mocha!

Beautiful Starbucks on Shamian Island. And yes, they do have the salted caramel mocha!

On Shamian Island

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