Lily continues to make us laugh. We visited the emperor's tomb here in Guangzhou and there was a guard posted at the door. She went up to him, snapped to attention, and made this normally stoic soldier crack a smile.
I think she knows a lot more English than she lets on. Today she was pushing an empty stroller down the street and we were joking about who should be riding in it. She stopped held up 3 little fingers and out of the blue said, "Lia" because she knows Lia is 3. One of her favorite jobs at the orphanage was to play with the little children. I am very eager to see her interact with Alex and Lia once we get home.
And if you're wondering why we had an empty stroller in the first place, we were returning it to the store that let us borrow it to cart all our clean laundry back to the hotel. We made quite the scene. As we were paying, the woman who did our laundry remarked, "In all my years, I never see so much laundry." That ain't even the half of it sister!
Tomorrow we hit the jade market and Monday the pearl market. I humbly commit to do my part to stimulate the Chinese economy in whatever way possible these next 2 days. Really, it's the least I can do.
A few more pictures...
|Practicing blowing bubbles with Lauren|
|Lily with our guide, Connie|
|Feeding fish at the park|
|Our little baby :)|
|Caroline pushing our laundry back to the hotel|
|Two can play that game :)|
|They have the best statues here|
|Two to tango|
|Sisters are the best|