And for friends that pray hard!!! Today was sooooo much better than yesterday!!!! No meltdowns!!!!!
She woke up easier this morning and we didn't have to play our new game "Pass the Baby" for long before she was happy. We headed down to breakfast and from there to the Pearl Spring...one of seventy plus natural springs in Jinan. It was beautiful!!!! There are tons of Koi in the ponds that the springs form but KayLi wasn;t very interested. She was very happy just to walk around the park and try and make new friends.
This little girls grandma was trying to teach her granddaughter that KayLi was more than just a friend though. She keep telling her that KayLi was her Mei Mei (little sister). She was well intended but it basically just confused KayLi. She's already been told once this week that totally strangers are her family and you could tell she just didn't get it.
But KayLi just wanted to continue wandering around to her hearts content...with her daddy follow close behind her. We tried to take a couple pictures in front of this pagoda but she wouldn't stand still!
Emily wasn't feeling well so we decided to head back to our hotel room and have some ramen noodles that we picked up at the store for lunch. KayLi LOVES noodles!!!!! And it freaked us out that the ramen came with a folded plastic fork in side.
I can't tell you how relieved I was when we tried to get KayLi to take a nap and it happened with only a minimum amount of whining. She messes with her ears so much when she lays down that we have started giving her children's Tylenol before she sleeps.
After her nap we just kicked it in our room for the rest of the afternoon. I think the mellow chill time was good for our bonding. We played with coloring books and KayLi thought it was soooo funny to put the stickers on her forehead.
Emily just thought it was pretty funny to watch Kung Fu Panda on the laptop in China.
Thank you all soooo much for your prayers and sweet comments. It has meant so much to know that yo all are lifting us up as we adjust to one another and all the changes. I can't believe how much easier today was! She is sooooooo sweet and girly!!!! She loves her hair bows! We can hardly get the dress up beads off of her. Each time we take out a new outfit or pair of pajamas she gets so excited. She loves it when Allie puts Germ x on her hands...like it's pretty lotion or something? I wish I had brought some pink nail polish...somehow I think she will love it too! Oh and for those of you that have asked, she's wearing the 3T clothes perfectly and her shoes fit!
Praise God for what he is doing in the precious child's life! It is amazing to see her enjoying our attention and love. Yesterday had it's ups and downs but like a couple of you commented...joy came in the morning!