we are still having some trouble sleeping -- we fall into bed at night completely exhausted but then can't sleep in past 3 or 4 am. Well, except Chloe & Presley -- they are champs in the sleep dept! Pres has had an upset tummy. I'm not sure if it's the stress, all the snacks/food she's been eating, or a combo of both. We are trying as bland of a diet as we can find. Breakfast was congee, a bit of white rice, and a cup of plain yogurt. After breakfast, we walked to the Square & underground marketplace. Coop didn't have any swim trunks & we needed more drinks. While we were at the square, we saw a water fountain "show" to a Celine Dion song.
Piper is trying her hardest to teach Pres to pose
she loves riding in the stroller - if we don't put her in it quick enough, we get a bit of whining, patting herself and then patting the stroller...she also tries to back up into it
the orphanage Director, Mr. Shi, and a man that Pres lived with for a month. Jinan has foster family apartments in the orphanage.
artwork done by kids in the orphanage
model of the orphanage
all of the stairways had different sayings in Chinese & English on the steps
one of the nanny's
Presley's crib -- I completely lost it, big.ugly.cry.
and then they put her in it & yeah...lots more tears
they told us that JiaJia doesn't like to go to bed & that she would climb in & out of each crib in her row
each child in her room has a flower with their birthdate on it
on the door in her classroom
sharing a snack with Piper in her classroom. They told us she had class twice every day where they read books, played, and learned new skills
the lady in the hot pink grew up in the Jinan orphanage, after college, she came back to work there
statue in the courtyard
baby girl was worn out after the visit
Coop requested Pizza Hut for dinner
giving Piper the stink eye after she sat too close to her - for the most part, they get along great
she wouldn't touch the waffle fries but wanted to check out the ketchup. She is kind of a picky eater -- she knows what she wants & will push everything else away
she got the giggles