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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Touring in Beijing

We have had an amazing and exhausting day. We all slept fairly well last night. Lily and Wes are out now so I will try to post quickly and join them as we are all so tired. Today was a day of touring in Beijing. We are traveling with many families that are also adopting children with special needs. Lily has found two playmates, Madison and Caroline. They are all 4 ½ years old and bonded very quickly today. They have been so cute to watch. We spent our morning at Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. We had a nice lunch and then went on a tour of a silk factory…amazing. The truly amazing thing is that I did not purchase anything today but water!!!! We then went on a Rickshaw ride through the Hutong area of Beijing and ended up at the home of a local family to see what life can be like here. One of the last stops was an acrobatic show. Lily was enthralled until she just couldn’t take it anymore and passed out in Wes’ arms. She slept through dinner (I could have joined her but it thought it a tad impolite)! She is still sleeping now. I’ll try to post a few pictures if the connection is not too slow. We tour some more tomorrow. We have talked all day with other families about our son. We are so ready to just bring him home! Thanks for all of the warm wishes and keep them coming. They mean so much to us!

The countdown to the Olympics is behind us. The numbers have changed alot since we were here to adopt Lily.
The stroller brigade

Caroline, Madison and Lily Wen

Lily and Daddy leaving the Forbidden City!

12 comments:

Kristy said...

Hi Margaret, I am really hoping you get a little bit of rest soon. I am so excited for you I just can't stand it!!!! Lily is just too cute for words, and your beautiful. I am loking forward to seeing Graeme's little face. God bless you and I will be back.

Love , Kristy

Truly Blessed said...

Fun pictures. I'm so glad you're having a great time. I'm glad Lily has Madison and Caroline, since Katie couldn't be there to play...

Have Fun! Not long now until you meet Graeme!

Janelle said...

isn't it so amazing to be there?! I'm thrilled for you. Hope you can relax before traveling to Graeme. So glad Lily has friends - that will make it fun for her!

amy said...

Hello friend! Thanks for blogging..You guys rock and we cant wait to see you again on the Sat chat!

marybob143@aol.com said...

Yay, Margaret!!!! We are so happy y'all arrived safely. I'm so amazed that you only bought WATER today!!!!! Wow!!! You are obviously very tired, but I'm sure you'll make lots of purchases before you leave!!! : ) I'm so happy all is going well for you! JonTerez said the other night at dinner that "Margaret's baby is made in China!" We couldn't help but laugh! Have fun! We are glad for the posts to see how y'all are!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love the pictures..
Sounds like a Wonderful day...
Thanks for keeping us updated...
Get some rest...
Hugs..

OH MY #6 said...

I can't believe you are there!

Enjoy!

Lea
xo

Donna said...

That was exactly our schedule in Beijing! Do you have Lisa as your guide? I know you're torn, wanting to enjoy the touring but also just ready to do what you came to China to do...get that boy!! I'm so excited for you!

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Oh...I remember that day of touring...it was too much of a good thing! By the time we got to the Acrobatic Show we were whipped! Its SO great to see you back in China!!! Looking forward to the next post!

Waitingfaithfully said...

Margaret,

So wonderful to see your smiling faces in China!!! Thanks for the updates, I'm following close!

Happy to hear that Lily Wen has made friends-- it looks like she is enjoying herself!

Rest up dear friend, Graeme Day is drawing near!

Blessings from Texas!

Tina and family

FHL said...

Love the pictures of the girls! Can't wait to see the pictures of the four of you together!!!

Mary said...

Love the photos, particularly Lily in the Hannah Montana shirt on the Great Wall! LOL My Livie gives Lily two thumbs up, and said, "COOL!" when she saw the picture!