June 28, 2012



Today was the first actual day of our time in China that we had NOTHING that we had to do.  It rained most of the day, anyway, so we opted to stay at the hotel.  We had planned a morning trip to Walmart, but when we saw it was raining we decided to postpone.  We ended up taking the girls up to the playroom for awhile, and then coming back to the room.  The girls played for awhile, and then I put them in the bathtub---one of Callie Beth's favorite activities---and then, after having to dry both of the girls' hair (Callie Beth is a SPLASHER!!!), I put them in their cribs for a nap. 

 We have their cribs side by side, so they can communicate before they go to sleep.  Roger was sacked out on the bed---he wasn't feeling too well.  I think it was the dinner he had last night that made him sick (chicken gizzards!!!---GROSS!!!!)  I decided to read for awhile.  I was engrossed in my book when I looked up and realized Molly Kate had crawled over the rail into Callie Beth's bed!!!  The two of them in one crib was cute, but I decided it probably wasn't conducive to sleeping, so I put Molly Kate back in her crib.  It didn't take long before she was asleep.  It took Callie Beth longer than usual to fall asleep.  Once she was asleep, I decided to take a little snooze myself!!!

Tonight we walked with one of the other couples, the Robichaux's, for our evening meal, which ended up being at KFC----yes, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and then we made a trip to Walmart.  It was raining when we started back to the hotel, which was about a 25 minute walk.  We have since been in our room, and are getting ready to go downstairs and try to skype with Evan.

Callie Beth had a very sad moment a little while ago.  She was standing by her bed, holding some blocks she had been playing with, when she just started crying quietly.  I think it was a moment of grieving for her.  She seems to be SO happy with us, but I know she is old enough to truly remember and miss her old life.  She let me cuddle her in my lap, though, and that, along with a snack, made her feel better.  She and Molly Kate are sharing snacks right now. 

I apologize for the boring post tonight.  A boring day has been kind of nice for us, though!!!  I do have some sweet pictures of the girls to share.

Until tomorrow.....

Vicki :)


  1. I love reading your posts and looking at the pictures. It breaks my heart that Callie Beth has to go through the grieving process but what a wonderful life she is going to have.

  2. It was not boring at all! I'm glad you got to have some rest and that the girls are doing so well together. They are beautiful! I am praying for Callie Beth as she grieves, but it sounds like she is doing great.