July 01, 2012



Today has been our best day in China!!!!  Callie Beth did GREAT today, and we had no crying or screaming episodes until bedtime.  That scene didn't last long because I got her out and rocked her to sleep.  She has truly had a WONDERFUL day!!!!

This morning we visited the Buddhist temple and the Old Chen House, as well as the Provincial Arts and Crafts Shopping Center.  I'm not going to bore you with details of these stops.


At The Temple

Since we had a group dinner planned tonight at The Macaw, a Portuguese restaurant, we decided the girls needed a nap this afternoon, so we opted to stay in the room.  After much playing and some hopping from one bed to the other, our little monkeys went to sleep and took a good nap, as did Roger.

Naptime?  I don't think so!

Our meal at The Macaw was the BEST meal I've had the entire trip!!!  It was fun being with others in the group.  We had two round tables with 16 adults and 9 babies.  Both Molly Kate and Callie Beth LOVED the food!!!!

After supper we took a short walk with our friends, Joey and Tasha.  We had to come back to the room for diaper changes, and then Roger, the girls, and I went for a LONG walk.  When we got back to the hotel, we went into Starbucks and purchased the girls' first drink from there.  I have included a picture of them with their drink!!!

Loving that Starbucks Daddy is giving them!
I want to conclude this post with sharing MORE things I've learned about Callie Beth.

1.  She can make the biggest splashes of any child I have ever seen!!!!! 

The Splasher! 

2.  She can say, "Thank you!"
3.  Every time I take a picture of her, as soon as the camera flashes, she puts this
     HUGE smile on her face and says, "WHOA!!!"
4.  She gets more loving each day, and is already like a LEECH with me!!!  I LOVE IT!!!!

Tomorrow we will be taking Callie Beth for her medical exam and for her visa photo.  It will be a LONG morning!!!  All of the daddies will be meeting with our guides tomorrow afternoon to do MORE paperwork, and then after that, we are heading to Shamien Island for SHOPPING!!!!!  SQUEAKY SHOES, HERE I COME!!!!

Vicki :)


  1. Vicki!!!!! With all of our craziness going on, I hadn't had a chance to see your Callie Beth!!! She is soooo beautiful!!!! Congratulations!!!! We're so happy for you guys!!!

  2. So glad y'all had such a good day. I love the smiles on both of the girls. Callie Beth is going to love a swimming pool.