Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A day out at the zoo

Another day down, and both kiddos are asleep! The day's chief activity was a trip to the zoo, which was mainly an event because it was several hours away from the hotel with all the kiddos. Chongqing is apparently relatively close to the native habitat of the giant panda, so this zoo had seven of them to look at. Other photos are shown below, chiefly for Peter's enjoyment as we told him we were going to the zoo and he wants to see the animals too!

We're going to veg (vedge?) and watch a movie, so this post will be short, but it was a good day, with more time for Kate to get used to us and come out of her shell. She graced us with a couple good cries today when she was tired or hungry, and managed to let us stretch her schedule a bit to get her to go to bed at 8 and (hopefully) not get up again. She's been down for over an hour now, and she should sleep through the night.

The first photo below is of the three older girls in the group, who have a blast together. The last photo is of Sydney playing in a kids area. The basement of our hotel (where the restaurant is) connects to an underground system of tunnels that go in all directions and house restaurants, grocery stores, a spa, a swimming pool, and many many shops. Part of that is a little place where kids can play, and Amy stopped on the way back from dinner with Sydney to play for a bit while I bee-lined back with Kate to let her get out of the Snuggli and unwind before the last bottle and bedtime.

Thank you all for your prayers and kind words. We are doing well, and will post more later.

Here is Anita, our agency representative, presenting a cake to the group at dinner to celebrate the adoptions.


Rachelle said...

Hey - This is Kerry Gibsons buddy from PA who is also adopting form China! She gave me our blog to follow while you travel! Just want to say congrats on Kate!!!! She is a doll!!!!

I can't wait to get my arms around my boys!!!!

Praying that Kate will continue to come out of her shell, and with your love, she will grow into all the Lord has for her.

Enjoy the rest of your trip.

- Rachelle

Melissa S. said...

Praying for you all!