Thursday, December 13, 2007

New Photos




Matt picked these photos for me to post.
Yesterday we traveled to the countryside and was able to go see how the country folk live. We were greeted by several people who were very curious about us and wanted their picture taken. Several of us had candy for the kids but I couldn't find the gum that I had brought. The only thing I had was the ladybug bows that were in Chani's hair. So, I took them out and gave them to two little girls. They were thrilled with them after I showed them what to do with them. After we toured a family's house and came back to the bus, I noticed that the one little girl had both of them. I wish I would have brought more candy or things for the kids, even more clips. We had to give four gifts and then the rest are for whomever we choose. One shop owner gave us a tassel thing and said that he'd give us her finding ad for free. He didn't push us to buy and even offered laundry service with the baby's laundry free. We left without spending a dime. The next day, the hotel put a note and her finding ad under our door as a gift from him. It was such a gracious thing for someone to do something like that so we went back over there, brought him our laundry and bought several items from him. We had two custom dresses made for her. One was through him and we'll pick it up later today. We also went to the zoo and that was so depressing. They did a show with lions and they were tortured so much that they just cowered. It was too much for Matt and I so we got up and walked out. I couldn't handle it. Just a few minutes later, the rest of the group did the same thing. It was just sad. We took another trip to Wal-mart and bought a suitcase so now we have room for all our goodies. We leave for Guangzhou tomorrow. I'm so excited to go there. Can't wait to go shopping!!

28 comments:

Ladybug Hugs 4 U said...

Oh Kathy - she is simply beautiful! I can't wait for you guys to get home :D She looks so alert and happy - sounds like all is going well. We didn't go to the zoo with Li Li because we head it was very depressing from Bev and others. Have fun shopping in Guanghzou and hope that Chani does well on her first airplane flight!

Ladybug hugs,
;D

OziMum said...

LOve the photos! What a lovely guy to give you Chani's finding ad for free! So generous!

Mick & James said...

What a precious child!!

Stefanie said...

What a beauty!
Congratulations on your new daughter, she looks like she is so content in her new family :)
I found your blog through Debbie's, we're a GA family, too!

Lisa, Doug & Briana said...

Kathy - she is just beautiful! Truly, truly beautiful!

Have fun in Guangzhou! Good luck on your flight.

I miss you!

Doug said...

This really brings back the memories... can't wait to meet your new little one (I've already met Darth Bendy)!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

What a cutie pie... hope all is going well with that camera... the trip to the village sounds like it would have been very interesting... something I would LOVE to do - I have heard that about the zoos. I do not want to go to the zoos when I am there... I would want it to be like 'Bornfree' and open all the cages... hehe - that was nice of the guy to get the 'finding ad' for you.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

How fun!!!!
I was looking at the pictures before I read the post and noticed the clips... they will really love them...
Chani is sooo adorable...
She looks little? Can't wait to see more pictures..
Have a Safe flight and Happy shopping when you get to Guanghzou..
Hugs to you girly

Randi said...

She is so beautiful. I can't wait to meet her:)

Michaela said...

She is perfect! Enjoy the rest of your time in China.
Micha
LID: 05/24/06

Georgia said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to meet her in person!

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh will you look at all her hair!!! She's simply lovely. Can't wait to hear about your shopping adventures in Guanghzou.

Hugh & Sonia said...

Oh, what a cutie!! Congratulations to you both!!

Jackie said...

What a neat way to get Chani's finding ad! Can't wait to see the dresses you're having made for her. She is such a cutie pie...love the picture of her smiling & showing her new teeth! :)

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Congrats on your new daughter. She is just adorable!
I see you found Tiffanie's Place. Tiffanie & Jack are such kind hearted people. Our hotel was across town and they delivered goods to our entire travel group there. We are on their email list and she will send out a greeting or photos from time to time.
I know many people pay for finding ads, but it is not needed for Jiangxi kids cause you can always get it free from Tiffanie & Jack!

Amy said...

Chani is adorable! Congratulations & have a safe trip home :)

Catherine said...

Look at those beautiful little teeth! Chani is adorable!

So glad you were able to travel into the countryside and meet some of the people there. What a wonderful experience to interact with the people who share the same lifestyle as Chani's birth parents probably do.

Pugalicious said...

look at all that hair!!!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Hope all is going well.... Shop till you drop...
Hugs to you all..
can't wait to see more pictures of little adorable Chani..

Reesie said...

Have fun with the shopping..sorry to hear the zoo was so disappointing and disturbing.

hugs,theresa

Stacy said...

Kathy - Chani I so BEAUTIFUL. How wonderful the man was at the store. I am glad you wrote about that story before the zoo story. How horrible that was.

Thank you so much for posting. It gives me hope!!

Hugs to all of YOU!!!

kris said...

Kathy- Chani is simply gorgeous. She looks like she belongs on the cover of a magazine. She has such stunning features- her eyes, her pout- you must be so head over heels in love...

Thanks for keeping us updated! Can't wait to meet her at the next GA blog bash... :O)

Ani said...

Just back from vacation and catching up on blogs - CONGRATULATIONS on finally having Chani forever in your arms!!!!!

RoLo said...

Amazing photos:)

DAVID AND AMY VENN'S WEBSITE said...

Chani is too cute!! I'm sure that you are enjoying your trip and shopping since we haven't heard from you in a while. I feel less guilty seeing how others neglect their blog as I do from time to time. Being a mommy is a too much fun to blog sometimes.
Enjoy,
Amy

Mick & James said...

What happened Kathy? Still not back from your shopping trip? LOL
Hope all is well.

sea star said...

Adorable photos of your beautiful girl!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Well you must be on a LONG shopping trip..LOL..
Hope all is well..
Been thinking of you..
Hugs to you girly..