Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Today was a little bit of a quieter day as far as group activities go. We have a couple more to go then we finally head home. Yay! We had breakfast and headed to the Pearl market, there was a lot of vendors there. You name it they sold it. Jazmyn was a little quieter than usual today, we figured it was just because of her cold. She did well to stay in her stroller, she usually want to stand in it! Baba's bad tricks ;O). So it's a battle sometimes to get her to sit. We had pretty much had it with rushing around always feeling like we had to keep Jazmyn quiet or still so I didn't do much shopping instead I wheeled Jazmyn around and played a cheerio game with her. It kept her content while Baba bartered for a few things. We then went to a tea ceremony where we were shown how to properly steep and drink tea. It was so eloquent! I bought some tea for my sore throat.
We headed back to the hotel for an hour and then we were heading to the Silk market which is another indoor barter centre essentially. Turned out the traffic was so thick and congested it put us wayyyy behind in time so we opted to go to a Steak and Egg joint one of the ladies wanted to go to. The man who runs it is from Pictuo Nova Scotia so it was really nice to eat western food and better yet Maritime beef! The staff there were soooo accommodating it brought tears to my eyes cause with the traffic it took us 1 1/2 hours to get there when it should have only taken 20 min. normally. Jazmyn fell asleep then had a cough and ....ya....she "power shot" all over Baba again... I was ready this time JUST in case with an extra set of clothing. So with another 1/2 hour to go after cleaning her up she fell asleep again. I carried he into the Steak and Egg place sound asleep in my arms and just about 2 minutes after I picket my fork up I had 3 ladies pull 4 chairs together like a crib spread a blanket across it and we put her on it. Now that right there is costumer service, talk about making you feel at home! One of the other couples was eating and feeding their child and one of the waitresses came over and took the spoon and started to feed their child for them....some may have not approved
but she was so graceful about it that they didn't object.
Jazmin stuck pretty close to her Baba today, in fact she preferred him to me the last couple of days, It's nice that they are bonding so well. She still feels she wants mama to do all the nurturing things like take her to the bathroom, prepare her food and bathe her but she would rather have Abba carry her and sit on his knee. She is becoming a very affectionate little girl, loves to hug and give kisses to both of us so as far as I can see she is bonding well with he both of us and the transition is relatively natural for her. She didn't have a meltdown to really speak of today, other than when Baba was no where in sight. I think she is pretty comfortable with us. Moving from the hotel in Harbin to the hotel in Beijing was a little tough on her so please think of her Thursday night when we have to stay in Toronto for the night and then moving her once again to her home...Oh! I just got goosebumps! I can't wait until she sees her room! She is going to love it! Hey! I'm gonna love watching her love it!
Jazmyn continues to have a cough but is better than yesterday. My voice is almost gone but I'm feeling it's on the mend. Shane says his is probably going to go threw the same motions as mine as far as the sinus drip and stuffy head goes. We are into the vitamines and cold FX so hopefully it will kick it.
Tomorrow is the Forbidden City. I think we will lay low for the rest of the evening after that. Perhaps go to the pool in the hotel or something. It will be so nice to get home and into a new normal! *sigh*
Thinking of you!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THOSE LIPS!!! man oh man you don't get service like that around here!! Sounds like the chinese could sure teach us a thing or two. MISS YOU, can't wait for you to get home!!! I can't wait until Jazzy can actually pass me something for real, instead of trying to over the webcam. Gold Fishy's hand fed by Jazzy,, I'm awaitin for it!

Lil sis, Lori

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

OMW... Jazmyn is SOOOOOO CUTE... love those little lips...
Sounds like you are doing well besides your cold..
I soo cannot wait to see her face when she see's her pretty little room.
Hugs..

a Tonggu Momma said...

Wow! I'm impressed with that restaurant chair bed. Love hearing the updates. I check in every day.

Lesa said...

The food looks so yummy! Jaz is so darn precious and the chair bed looks so comfy.
It will be so wonderful once you actually get her home.
Prayers for all of your sore throats.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hope she feels alot better soon... oh cuteness...

Sherri said...

OH I hope she feels better soon and I love that bed chair as well. I did notice that wow they have some BIG dinner plates going on there.

Kristy said...

Debz I love those little lips!!! And I also love just reading your words, it makes me feel like I am there with you. You are so honest and open and I am learning from you. All three of you are a perfect fit!! I can't wait to see her at home in her room. I also want you and Shane to know that you are great parents, and that is why she is bonding so good . Isn't it incredible when God's plan starts to reveal itself....just incredibly beautiful.

Love and blessings, Kristy

Adrian Roberta said...

I love the look on your face as your watching her sleep. Makes me cry *sigh* So happy for you guys.

~Roberta

Lisa said...

Oh my she is sweet! Those lips are soooo kissable!!

Have a good flight home.

jacjac said...

AWWW! i miss you guys.by the pictures its looks like your havcing so much fun.so sad i couldnt be there to enjoy this family bonding time :( but im glad you guys are enjoying it!

Shannon said...

Ohhh, she is just beautiful! Been catching up on your posts-wonderful reads! What an adventure you've been having-so many experiences! Be strong with the bonding. I'm still chopped liver whenever Giggy or my brother are around! Love to you all.