|FaceTime with brothers over breakfast|
|Pushing a buggy for the first time|
|Confucious Temple Market area|
There is a lot of preparation going on for Chinese New Year since it is just 10 days away. Huge displays, flowers, and decorations are popping up in parks, restaurants, and other businesses.,
We bought tickets to the cable car and rode up. It was a long ride! Lottie wasn’t that scared, but she may have not realized how high up we were because of her lack of depth perception.
|View from the mountain of Guangzhou|
|A painting of the cable car before we got on|
We took a trolley back down and got back to the hotel for naps. The girls didn’t want to wake up for dinner. Teasing Lottie by giving her zurburts didn’t do any favors. I actually scared her! She doesn’t get our teasing and joking or pulling faces at her yet. Our humor is a little strange!
Today Lottie showed she is understanding more English by doing things when we only said to do them in English. We use some gestures but she is catching on! She’s a smart girl.
She is beginning to want to do things on her own now that she’s realizing what she is capable of. She won’t hold our hand if the surface of the sidewalk is flat. She wants to feed herself and pushes away help with her fork or spoon at times. Tonight she even got out her shoes herself and tried to begin putting them on without help! Lottie has spunk and determination that will take her a long way.
Tonight we put the girls to bed early because we have to get up early for our very last appointment: the American Consulate! They will give final approval for Lottie’s visa tomorrow so it can be issued on Friday.
I am getting sick of restaurants. Eating at one for every meal for the 15th day is making me almost sick. What I would do for a home cooked American meal right now! Poor Lottie thinks her new family doesn’t eat at home (home to her is a hotel room right now). She has so much change still coming.
|Going up the mountain via cable car|
|Photo by the Guangdong province flower|
|View of Guangzhou|
|At a little waterfall on the mountain|
|Loving Daddy's sunglasses|
|Practicing crawling to her pillow on the bed|
|Loving on her to wake her up|
|Now you get a zurburt! She wasn't happy about it...|