Tuesday, June 01, 2010

A day at the park without Papa

David here (well, almost here ...)  I have had better days ...  Sometime last night, I started having aches and pains, and woke up this morning with a low-grade fever.  So, we decided it would be best if  I stayed in the hotel room most of the day and rested (along with some extra-strength Tylenol and coricidin).  I am happy to report that as of right now I am feeling better and my fever has finally broken ...

Our guide had arranged for us to go to a local Palace/Gardens area within walking distance of our Hotel, so Mama and Hannah went without me.  They appeared to have a good time, though Hannah was not willing to feed her crackers to the fish (after all, they were her crackers):

We also had a major milestone with Hannah today - she had here first BM since we got her on Sunday.  Maybe that is more information than you really wanted to know, but we were really concerned for her, and very excited to see it :>) (at least I didn't take a picture of it :>)

(Lois)  We had a good time at the palace getting to know each other more and getting to know the Varns family that is here with us.  They have adopted a little girl named Rachael.  She is just a couple of months older than Hannah and is adorable.  We have tried taking a picture of the family for two days, but none has turned out very well.  We'll get their picture tomorrow so that we can properly introduce them.  It was a surprise when we got here to learn there was to be another family adopting with our group, and it has been quite an encouragement to have them next door.  They are veterans because they adopted a little girl Ruby four years ago.

We want to thank all of you for your comments and emails.  You also have been very encouraging to us.  We thank you for all of your prayers and look forward to coming home and introducing Hannah to all of you.  She's a little shy like her mama; so, we'll have to do it a few at a time.  We love you all,  Lois


Anonymous said...

David, glad that you are feeling better. We enjoy seeing your daily life with Hannah.
Both of you look like pros.
The Bidez family

Virginia said...

Glad you're feeling better, David. And I'm glad Hannah was able to produce that little present for you. They say that's one sign that they're feeling more at ease. Great photo's of Mama and Daughter! Lois, you're positively beaming! And I agree with the Bidez family, you look like pros. Just goes to show that you three belong together.

Gin =)

Sarah and Davey said...

You never thought you'd be so excited about poops, did you? We're so excited to see you when you get home, but we'll happily wait our turn in line since it will be overwhelming for her. Love you guys!

Kim K. said...

Congratulations on your sweet daughter! We adopted our daughter in March 2008 from the same orphanage. I'm on the jianswikids yahoo groups and saw your message. Your pictures bring back such wonderful memories of our time in Nanchang. Best wishes with your health and the rest of your travels and bonding.