Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sunday and Monday in Guangzhou

So, while we’re waiting for Wednesday and our US Consulate appointment, we did a little site-seeing around town.  And although Tommy shows much *enthusiasm* for our outings, we know he does like to get out of the room for a while.

On Sunday, we went to a local museum – the same one we’ve been to two other times here in this city.  This time, we did a tea party and I did some shopping.

tea party tommy is happy to be hereit's the year of the dragon and there were several on displaymom, can we go now?happy family - look at that rain!

Later that day, Billy went to an electronic market and bought some stuff for his iPod.  Then that evening, we had dinner and a foot massage – kinda like dinner and a show, only better.

On Monday, the outing was in the afternoon after nap time.he is so adorable when he's sleeping!

We went to a local market where they sell all sorts of creepy looking things and also pets.dried sea horsespainted gourds - ok, these weren't creepydried stretched out lizards - ew.snake skins9 market

The market led out to a mall area with lots of stores.  There is also one building that has only jade stores and one building with only pearl stores.  Oh, yeah and there were lots of people shopping.huddled masses yearning to breathe free - only they don't know it.Tommy is thrilled to be here.what Mama was doing while the other mamas were buying pearlswe were quite the spectacle with random strangers stopping to take our pictures.  I'm sure I'm on someone's chinese facebook

Today, Tuesday, we went to Tommy’s orphanage, but that will have to have it’s own post.  Maybe even after I get home.  There is a lot to process on that one.

Tomorrow is our all-important appointment at the Consulate!  Only two more days, and we’re coming home!


Rachel said...

Love your facial expression when you're feeding him. Very funny. Can't wait for you to come home...even though we won't be there.

Anonymous said...

Hey Linda, what size clothes is Tommy wearing? Seems like you have been gone for a long time. I am sure you are missing the girls terribly by now. Two more days!


#2 said...

I thought that elephant next to Tommy looked familar....I remember I captured a sweet picture of Abby at that museum.
There are several pictures in which I can see Tommy's leg skin. Keep baby warm! :D
You are almost done, just don't forget the bib.
Love ya!

stacy said...

Went shopping for Tommy today!...can't wait to see you :)

gena said...

You are almost finished! Yay! I can't wait for you to be reunited with your family of 5 now!! It will be pure joy. Will be praying for a quick and quiet journey home. :)
Luv ya!

Shelly said...

love seeing the sights of china again in your posts! I'm curious to hear more about Tommy's orphanage. that is one place I wish we could have seen when we were there...