Favorite Memories of China


Posted by Mom. Wednesday Night in Guangzhou

Good Evening,  I thought I would be better about posting little bits and pieces.  Our one week rental of internet service at the White Swan is running out early tomorrow morning, so I better post now.  Some of my favorite memories of China

Eating Dumplings with L the first evening in Beijing.  The neighborhood reminded me of a NYC or Philly neighborhood.

Hiking the Great Wall of China with L and Granny- could not believe I was really seeing the view with my own eyes.

Riding a Rickshaw around the Houtong (ancient walled city) of Beijing…I would love to just walk and ride aroundin the neighborhood for several days.   

Seeing A’s sweet little face for the first time.

Watching L&A walk down the hall.

Finally made it to the Six Banyan Trees Temple—L&A both received their blessing.  It was a beautiful place and restful.

Watching the riverboats go up and down the Pearl River.

We went swimming this evening in the waterfall pool by the river.  A is lots less timid in the water.  L has made many friends at the pool.

Tomorrow is our consulate appointment and early Saturday we fly to Hong Kong.  We should have internet access again in Hong Kong.   The consulate is no longer on the island, so we brave the Guangzhou traffic, once again.

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On My Way

(by the big sister)

here is a post we thought we had lost…it is about 9 days old, 

  I had a blast on the flight to Guanghou. I got to listen to music and watch movies! When we arrived in Guanzhou, our REP drove us to our hotel in which was supposed to take half an hour, but the traffic was so bad it took us three to four hours! Pretty much we saw a lot of Guangzhou, and that includes the two men that were fighting!

Ready To Go (by the big sister)

                           I am ready to go! I have been homesick.But I am still having alot of fun. Right now we are putting Cai Cai p for a nap. In a bit’ we will on a river cruise and eat dinner. I”m so exited. This will be the first boat I have ever beeen on!  This morning we  went shopping at the pearl market. It is in the shopping center. It is huge with lots of shops. A few days ago we went to the amusment park. They had an activity in a little pond with lots of fish. They give you a fish net and all you would do is catch the fish and put them in a bag. Then you could keep them as pets! I wish we had that at our amusment park!

An “Hottastic” Day (by the big sister)

                     Today we went to check if she was healthy. I think she about wore mom out. Mei Mei cried most of the time. I think she was nervous. Me and mom just went shopping together. Now we’re eating chinese jello. I’m having a blast!

Pretty Jiang Cheng Cai

by MaMa

We have had A for three days now.  She is a cheerful, extremely energetic and curious child.  She sings and chatters to us almost constantly.  She speaks the Jiang City dialect and Grace our CCAI rep sp

Our First Glimpse of CaiCai

eaks Cantonese, but does not understand most of what she says. L is a great big sister and is having fun with A.  Granny has a new name PoPo (rhymes with hairbow).  This is said with much enthusiasm.  Cheng Cai is pronounced Sing Tchoy.  CaiCai loves bows in  her hair and all her new shoes.  She is very neat and tidy.  The wind up toys from B&L were a big hit,  That is when A decided JieJ

ie was cool.  JieJie has taught her to “high five”.  She is saying a few english words.  We now the Jiang words for potty.  I think CaiCai and I know where all the restrooms in the White Swan Hotel are.  ‘

I will try later to fill in a daily log of our travels soon.  We had a snafu with our photo download, but have that fixed.  It has been an amazing trip.  We have many great memories already.  I know some of it is that we are visiting some of the weathier cities in China, but things have changed since we were here nine years ago,  Shaiman island and Guangzhou are getting a face lift for the Asian Pacific Games that are to be held here in October.  There is construction going on everywhere.  The playground is gone, but there are beautiful flower beds and statues everywhere. 

We may try to go to the Guangzhou Amusement Park today.

Time for a Breather

Granny Here!  The three musketeers are off to the amusement  park . I am going to do my postcards ect. There is an exhibit of embroidery art pictures in the hotel that were worth the trip. Everywhere you look is  a new scene. Love my new little family member. bye for now

Tourisim(by the big sister)


                We’ve made it to Guanzhou! Today, Monday July 26, 2010 I will officially be a big sister! It’s at 3:00 sharp!! I’ve been waiting for this moment for 4 ½ years. When we were in Beijing we got to climb THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA!!! We got to the third watch tower. The view was beautiful! Also I saw The Forbidden City,the Jade Factory and, the Silk Factory. One my favorites was, the Birds Nest (Olympic Stadium).                      

Everyone At the Birds Nest

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