Thursday, May 13, 2010

Today was another busy day of dodging scooters and bicycles.  Abbey just giggles when I get all panicky in the middle of the road.  But it is seriously like a human form of frogger!
We finished up Abbey's adoption on the Chinese side.  She is no longer a citizen of China and is our daughter in the eyes of the Chinese government.  We were presented our certificate of adoption by the Civil Affairs office.  It is pretty cool to see Abbey and Sydney's certificate side by side.  God is so good to us.  Far, far more so than we deserve. 
After the official business was over, we went shopping for a few things that Abbey needed.  We were with our guide this time, so things were alot easier.  But at times I would turn around and there would be about 20 Chinese people standing behind us and staring at us.  It is a bit unnerving, especially for Sarah who really wants to tell them to go away.  Ashlyn pretty much just blows them off, but Sarah keeps saying, "What are they looking at?  Seriously, we are buying books!  Big flippin' deal!"  Of course when she is acting like an elephant in front of the statue, it doesn't help.
We finished today off with a traditional Chinese dinner where Wayne and Abbey had a eating competition with chopsticks.  Guess who won?  She giggled at Wayne a lot today.  He is pretty cute!  :P
Sydney is starting to adjust to the time difference finally.  She went down last night at 6 and slept until 4 this morning.  But tonight she made it all the way until 8! 
We have to have our bags packed and be ready to leave at 7:15 in the morning so I had better get going.  We love you all and miss you very much!


Jean said...

Your 3 big girls look so cute together! I am sure it will help Abbey's adjustment to have her sisters!

Thank you for sharing your journey!!

Lori said...

Lovin' these updates, friend! Sounds like things are going really great! Well, except for all the flippin' people staring at you! LOL.

Great pics!!

Janet said...

Everyone that has tried to leave a comment say's it just shows ERROR and won't post

Janice said...

Abby we are so excited and can't wait to see you. We have been waiting so long for you at Black River Baptist. You have the most wonderful family.Our prayers are for safe travel and easy adjustments and for the time for you to be home with us to come soon. Love you all so much and so so happy for you. What a work for the Lord. Love Dirk and Janice
P.S. Tell Ashlyn and Sarah not to try to get Abby to play volleyball until she's home. Ok I have posted 3 times let's try this one more time.

Janice said...

Well I hope you got my email. You are the talk of the town. Everyone is excited an can't wait for you all to get home. So many blessings from God. Enjoy!

Janice said...

Ok Nana says you're lost and we are to pray you make the plane tonight to get to where you are supose to be. We are praying safe and know where you are going travel. We can't wait to see you all. Graduation was nice tonight and Michelle Hill made it there for Matt. He also got several scholorships. God is so good to all of us so many answered prayers. Love and Miss you all!