Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Day at the Hotel

Tuesday we just stayed here at the hotel.  We woke up at 9 AM and went to breakfast.  We both have been really exhausted.  I think the running and running from morning till night has caught up with us.  We had thought we were going to go out but instead stayed here at the hotel.  We hung out in our room and played with Piper.  She took a nap in her crib.  She was having an off day today.  She didn't want to be held but didn't want to be put down.  I think she may be teething too.  When I look into her mouth her gums are all puffy and she was knawing on her hand a lot today.  She is still a very happy girl and smiles a lot.  When I pull out the camera she smiles.  She is such a cutie.  We had our exit meeting at 3:00 PM down in the lobby.  It is really hard to believe that it is time to go home already.  We are ready to come home trust me.  We have skyped with the girls a lot.  It has been really challenging.  Sometimes one is crying and sometimes all three are crying.  They miss us and we miss them.  They are having a good time with their Pop Pop and Gam though.  I know they are.  We started to space it out a little longer so we weren't making it harder on the girls.  We were skyping every day or every other.  Towards the end of the trip we spaced it to like every 2 days.  We will be coming home soon girls!!!  Coming to Guangzhou has been completely different from being in her province.  It is more commercialized here and more upscale.  Lots of more upscale vehicles too.  We had so much fun in our daughters province that I would have really enjoyed staying there a little longer.  But it has been fun being with all of the adoptive families here at our hotel.  We were going to go to dinner tonight with friends of ours who are here that we knew from home.  We met through our adoption journey.  We decided not to go to the island for dinner because Piper was having a rough time.  Tomorrow we have our consulate appointment really early!!!  We ended up having McDonalds for dinner.  There is a McDonalds right across the street from our hotel.  It tasted really good.  It was so good to have some American food.  Of course we gave in and gave Piper some french fries.  She LOVED them. 

Here are some pictures from today.  You can see her personality coming out.  She truly is such a happy girl.  You can barely tell she was having an off day from these pictures.  I think we really just needed a day in.  So glad we made the decision to stay in.   


We also had some laundry done today.  We got it back and I was amazed that it only cost $20 USD.  The man came and picked it up and brought it back to our hotel.  AMAZING!!  I am going to miss this service when we get home.  Make sure to ask your guides where good places are to get laundry done.

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