June 23, 2008

Psalm 115:1 - Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

Today, was pretty laid back. Ate b-fast as usual. At 9:30am Helen, our Guangzhou guide, came to our room and helped us do some paperwork, really she does everything for us and she just shows us where to fill in blanks and where to sign our names. It’s quite nice really. After that, Josiah and I walked over to have his physical examination done to apply for his visa. Steve and Sheehan stayed back since they are still sick. Josiah cried when we entered the clinic. Helen said it looked like he saw the doctors b/c he was pointing at the door indicating that he wanted to leave. After a few minutes of crying, he calmed down and actually didn’t cry at all the rest of the time. Three different doctors looked at him, ENT, height, weight check, and another doctor did an overall scan of his body. The whole process took about 8 minutes. There were at least a dozen families in there with their adopted children.

After the exam, we picked up some noodle cups and yogurt at the 7-11 across the street and ate lunch in our room. Then we went swimming.

After swimming, we took a nap (or at least the boys did). Josiah woke up at one point crying pretty hard. We’re not sure if he was grieving or if he’s not feeling well. He didn’t want to look at me and only wanted Steve, so we’re thinking he’s grieving. He fell back asleep pretty quickly.

We’re pretty pathetic b/c after naps, we went back to Lucy’s for the third night in a row for dinner. I think we’re just not feeling like dealing with not knowing what to order and how to order it. We talked about trying the Thai restaurant on the island, but Steve said he hadn’t tried the hamburger at Lucy’s yet and I said, ok, we’ll go there again. Maybe we’ll try the Thai place tomorrow night.

After dinner, we took the boys to the playground on the island. It had slides and a few things for kids, but mostly a lot of adult exercise equipment. They have this kind of exercise equipment at all the rest stops on the highway too. That’s one thing that I would like to see in the US – adult playgrounds.

After that, we came home and fell into bed. I’m really starting to feel sick – sore throat, lethargy. I hope Steve feels better soon, so that we’re not both feeling awful at the same time. When we adopted Sheehan, there were a few days when we were both pretty sick. But, mine lasted for about two weeks straight and I had to see the dr. when we got back. I hope it’s not as severe this time.

Video of Josiah singing a Chinese song - we think...
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  1. Hi Guys,

    We loved the Thai place, I think we had sweet and sour chicken and pork fried rice and it was wonderful. Go for it!!! Lucy's was good too though!

    Scott & Kelley

  2. Could he be any cuter!!! I hope you all feel better soon, we're praying for a speedy recovery!

    The Seafield's

  3. He's singing Ba-Luo-Bo (Pulling Carrots). Ming's G&D report from April said that it was her favorite song, so we found it on itunes. Josiah must like it too. So very cute! = )

  4. Hey Guys! I hope you get better soon! We can't wait for you to get back! We love you!


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