We started off our morning with another yummy breakfast at our hotel. Seriously, nothing beats the breakfast here! The biggest buffet of really excellent food! Ella Grace always starts off her day with a ham, onion and mushroom omelet (she eats the entire thing), a side of tofu (she loves it!), and maybe some yogurt if she's still hungry, and a bottle of soy milk. She's usually pretty happy at !
When we got her dressed this morning, Brad pulled out her green shirt and hairbow, and she seemed really happy about the green. She studied the shirt and kept laughing with excitement over her shirt for today! It was so cute to see her show some preference! She still pulls her hairbow out like crazy, but this Momma is persistant, and keeps putting it back in! ha!
Ella Grace in her favorite shirt!
After breakfast, we had our TB test read, and all was well with that! We then got to go over to a really fun shopping area out onsqueaky shoes! The area out there is VERY adoptive family friendly, and the shopkeepers are used to seeing many families, because there is a huge hotel that has serviced adoptive families for several years. After being out there today, we would have much rather stayed out there than where we are, even though the hotel is older. There were SO many families all over the place, and a cute little park to walk through. We plan to go back tomorrow to enjoy some more time over there, and take Ella Grace's picture on the famous "red couch" at the White Swan Hotel. We also want to eat at Lucy's, too!! We were able to buy most of our souveniers out there, and Ella Grace is now the proud owner of some adorable
Family Picture in the Park
Statue outside of Lucy's
We came back to the hotel and ventured out a few minutes to get a few more souveniers for family, then came back to the hotel for a while. Tonight, we met a family from our travel group, and went out to eat at a fast food Chinese restaraunt. We had to ask for a menu in English, and we did pretty good in ordering, considering there were no pictures to look at on the menu. I ordered a safe fried rice dish and Brad ordered a fried noodle dish. Both were very good. We then walked back to the hotel. We figured that we walked at least a mile today, and my muscles are screaming at this point, but it was so much fun to get out! My leg is feeling so much better
Dinner out with the Walton Family
Tomorrow is a BIG day for Ella Grace! We have our consulate appointment, which makes Ella Grace an official US citizen! Our official business in China is officially over in China tomorrow! Her visa will be ready China! 4 more nights and then we begin our journey home! Can't wait!!, and we will be free to leave