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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Changsha Day 4



Hi everyone,

Big breakthrough last night - Caitlin has decided that her mommy is not so bad! Big stress reliever there! We have decided to put the kaibosh (sp) on the stroller, and I am carrying her more, and she likes it! Just a quiet dinner downstairs (Dad went first while I put Caitlin to sleep, and then I went down.

We all had a pretty good sleep - up at 6:30. Had some breakfast - the breakfast buffet is good in the hotel. We then took a trip to the oldest university in China - Changsha University. Mao studied there, and in early days Confucionism (sp) was taught there. It has been around since 900 AD, but during WWII was mostly destroyed. During the cultural revolution, it was rebuilt to be exactly as it was prior to the bombings.

We had a good morning - complete with Cheerios!!

Grampie carried Caitlin in the backpack carrier - see attached photos. It was REALLY hot there - all outdoors. We have to drink constantly to stay hydrated. We stopped at a shopping centre on the way back - interesting! They did have some chocolate bars there, so we could get a chocolate fix. We then ate at KFC - that was an experience! The food was just like at home, but Caitlin decided that she wanted everything on the table, and I forgot her bottle on the bus. Grampie calls her the Tazmanian Devil!!!! LOL!!!!!!! Got back to the hotel and had a bottle, and Caitlin is sleeping, and I think that Grampie and mommie might join her. We will probably go out for more water and then out for dinner at the restaurant from last night - I guess that it was really good!

I seem to be unable to see the blog - Mike thought that it might be because of China's political state. But PLEASE keep posting comments - I can't wait to read them when I get home, and save them for our baby girl!!!

Love from China,

Grampie, Mommie, and Baby Girl Caitlin!

6 Comments:

  • At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi from the home farm- Knew it wouldn't take Caitlin long to realize what a special Mommy she has. She can feel all the love you have to give.

     
  • At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Karen Phillips said…

    Those pictures are priceless!!!
    Its so great to hear that Caitlin is warming up to you, I knew it wouldn't take to long, how could she resist someone like you? Keep up the great job over there and bring our princess home. Daddy is eager to meet her, along with the rest of the family. Uncle Danny is already talking about hitting the local toys r us. hahah! I can only imagine what we're going to come home with, its so much more fun shopping for girlie things!!!Counting down the days til you all come home. Love you tons.
    Karen & Dan Phillips

     
  • At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We are thrilled to see your great pictures and read about your day to day adventure. Caitlin is a doll and we can't wait to meet her!
    Love Duncan and Norma xoxoxo
    PS Hi Don

     
  • At 4:31 PM, Anonymous Sarah Gurr said…

    Marie, I love the updates you provide...I am so happy to hear that Caitlin is realizing how lucky she is and how much everyone loves her. She is absolutely beautiful. We miss you!!!!

     
  • At 11:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    These blogs are amazing! Marie, that little girl is so sweet and round and healthy and she looks SO perfect in your arms. You went half way around the world to meet the one you were meant to be with ...and how wonderful that meeting has obviously been.
    Looking forward to seeing you in London.
    Love,
    Susan McNair

     
  • At 11:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    These blogs are amazing! Marie, that little girl is so sweet and round and healthy and she looks SO perfect in your arms. You went half way around the world to meet the one you were meant to be with ...and how wonderful that meeting has obviously been.
    Looking forward to seeing you in London.
    Love,
    Susan McNair

     

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