Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Goings on in Guangzhou...

Well it's been busy since we've gotten to Guangzhou.  The real excitement started on the 30th of July when we met our girl for the first time.  There are three families in our main group and we were the first to meet Marin at Civil Affairs.  Her ayi carried her over to us and handed her off to me.  She began to cry but settled down fast.  We spent some time with her in the playroom and spoke with her ayi about her schedule, what she likes and dislikes, potty business and her personality.

Personality is an understatement.  This girlie is over the top.  She is so full of energy, talks up a storm, smiles one of the biggest smiles I've ever seen, is engaging, and runs, jumps and plays at warp speed.  She climbs like a monkey (on things, under things and over things).

She had a rough first night, but has been sleeping well since then, only waking once in a while to make a trip to the potty.  She's fully potty trained and is doing great.  Like every other two year old she likes to explore every new bath room in each store or restaurant we visit, often more than one just in case we didn't have a chance to see each stall and wash our hands in every sink.

The first few days Tristan didn't know really what to think of her.  He's so laid back, calm and quite and this new Tasmanian Devil makes her way into his new world so it took a little getting used to.

One of their favorite things to do is get a bath in the big tub and get squirted with the hand wand.  Anything larger than the spa tub (aka as the hotel swimming pool) is not on their list of highlights from the trip (at least not as of yet).

More on our adventure and wrangling our two monkeys tomorrow.

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