Saturday, September 16, 2006


Lyvi is too cute in the morning now. At first she would wake up and look around confused, sad and scared. Just a few days later and she is happy to see us and talk and giggle and play.

We ate (okay, it is fun to see the different foods people here eat in the morning, but it is getting a bit old -- HOW did people eat in this restaurant for 8 days???) breakfast then visited the shop around the corner to get a traditional Mandarin dress made for Lyvi. Unfortunately they don't have the fabric I want, but I thought I would get a dress made anyway so she would have one made that fit her well. Turns out they just use the same dress pattern for all the babies and this is going to be huge! I picked out another blue color so it would look pretty for her red couch photo in Guangzhou. I'll buy all my other dresses in Guangzhou I think.

Jason and I then wandered down to a big area that has lots of clothing stores and people performing outside. One little girl was a contortionist -- it was a bit sad if that is what her family has to make her do for them to have money. I tried to video something else a group was doing, but they told me not to. After awhile, we came back to meet our group for this mornings outings. We first went to August 1st park and we were quite a show. We showed them our adoption cards and they seemed to be happy for the babies and kind to us. There was so much going on at this park it was hard to take it all in -- musicians, dancers, singers, people exercising, jungle gyms, pigeons to feed, amusement park, cheap toys for sale, crafts for kids to do, etc. People come to the park to amuse themselves. The musicians, singers and dancers weren't performing, they were just enjoying the day doing something they love.

We then went to an area to buy porcelain, which is what this province is famous for. The prices are fantastic, but it is very hard to get home in one piece so there is no way you can buy even a 12th of what you might want.

Mary and XiXi then took us to a restaurant for lunch if we wanted -- I can't get enough of the food! Lyvi started the day by drinking an 8 ounce bottle, then watermelon, cereal and mandarins oranges for breakfast, mid-morning formula, jarred baby food for lunch, more formula and then whatever she could eat off the table -- she inhaled these really good cooked radishes before falling apart and needing her afternoon nap. This is the best she has eaten so either she feels better with us or from the antibiotics. People at the park were telling us how thin she was so we know she needs more good food in her.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having a great time following your journey! Lyvi is so beautiful and seems to be adjusting well!


8:33 AM  
Blogger kimb said...

Love your descriptions everyday and glad that Lyvi is feeling better. See y'all soon!

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wake up and check your blog first thing in the morning. I love reading all about your adventures! Thanks for taking the time to post.

Lyvi is just too cute! Can't wait to see her in person!

Beck :)

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Lyvia is just soo CUTE!

It took me a while to read all your posts, but was well worth it!! :)



10:24 AM  
Blogger Krissy said...

Love hearing about Lyvia and all your adventures!! Especially loved seeing her too! Pictures are great!

We have plans to pick up Lindsay in the morning from Gi... Hailey is so very excited!


2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know how Lyvi can get any cuter but she's managing it day by day. Even I started kissing the monitor today. (just kidding-not really) Apparantly you are getting good use out of the shawl if it's cooler there than you anticipated.
Lots of love,
Nice ol' Aunt Jana

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lela, Mom sent me your link and I have really been enjoying your posts. I am so happy for you and your family. Lyvi is a doll and she will be a beautiful addition to your already beautiful family. Lana is smiling down on this all. Love from Fort Worth, Debra

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

Playing catch-up again and wondering how my computer goes a week without updates but now I have a wonderful book to read and pictures of the darling Livia and her parents to enjoy! What fun!

Cheers and hugs - Barbara :D

7:46 PM  

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