Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday

Well today was our first full day in Guangzhou and like most people told me, it is like a vacation spot. It actually reminds me of Savannah. Yesterday we dropped off laundry and borrowed a stroller. yes, almost every store in this city lets you borrow strollers for free, no questions. Very cool! As much as I wanted Papa Johns last night, we ate at Lucys, a restaurant known for their American food? So what did we order? Sweet and sour pork and chicken. But this isn't about us now is it? LynnMarie had her first mashed potatoes and liked them. We found the Seven Eleven and stocked up on sodas and chilled out for the night. LM hada good bath and we had our bottle, read our book and went night night or so we thought. At 4:30, Miss Princess decided to play, so for about 90 minutes we had smiles and giggles and then we all went back to sleep until 7:30

we got up, had a good breakfast and headed out for the day. We went to the Buddhist Temple (beautiful and glad we went), an art museum and a department store. We found things to buy ad 2 out of 3 and think we really got a bargain but we really have no idea.

On the way to the department store, our bus got pulled over. FOR A WHILE. It was no big deal as we learned but one of our guides started crying which was concerning. All was well and across the street from the department store we found some more formula since our can opened up and dumped all over our clothes.

We came home and rested and headed out to get her VISA photo and then had some dinner. Now we are just relaxing. She is teething and has a cold so she got a bit irritable. When I say a bit, I mean it lasted about 10 minutes... Maybe less. tomorrow is the doctors appts and on Tuesday we have a shopping day with a lovely lady. The next day will be LM's second zoo and that will be fun.

So here are more pics..This is just a small amount, but some of my favorites. I had no idea that Michael got a pic of them handing me LynnMarie!!!

On another note, pray for Michael and LynnMarie. Neither one is feeling well. Pray that they perk up and enjoy the trip. Pray that I stay healthy!





12 comments:

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

So glad all is well. It is great to see pictures.

The Straight's said...

Love all the pics! Glad you guys are enjoying the trip. Venture out to town on foot with Ann, that way you can go on your own later. You should ask her to show you guys how to walk to McDonald's/Pizza Hut area-great adventures and fun! Oh and there is a Subway on the island now up by the Victory. Enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous photos - and the one time it appears she is crying doesn't seem TOO bad! You both look so happy- as I am for you.
Michael, concentrate on your health- a nag from Mom.
Looking forward to spending time with LynnMarie- Grandmom Linda

Linda said...

She is so cute!! Looks like she is adjusting well. My daughter loved Shaiman Island. Enjoyed the parks and people. Glad all is going well. Hugs to LynnMarie..... Linda

Kiy said...

I have so loved following your journey. You sweet little gal is beyond adorable. Just one (small) suggestion - not that you asked! :)

Before you leave, I'd buy a stroller. You can find them cheap and on the way home they can be a lifesaver. By the time we were back in the States switching planes and such, we were wiped. It was so nice to be able to load our little gal into the stroller for the (run) walk to the next gate or when our flight was then delayed, for walking the loop around the airport.

Just a suggestion, and you may not want to bother. But it was a life- (and back!) saver for us.

Hope Micheal and LM feel better real soon and that you dodge the yuck!

Kiy

Lynn said...

So happy everything is going so smoothly.. spent all yesterday and today thinking of you and adding little prayers! Blessings on the rest of your journey.

Kim said...

Hi Amy--what a fun post to read and what fum pictures to see. Your little LynnMarie is an absolute doll baby! That little rosebud mouth of hers is just too darn cute and I love the pictures where she is giving you just a hint of a smile but you can see that smile in her eyes. She sure looks beautiful in the darker colored clothes--stunning in the little black top and black/white pants--those were my favorite shots of her alone. The best was the one of all 3 of you together that appears at the end of the song you uploaded.

Have a wonderful Monday and I hope Michael and baby are feeling better soon.
*smiles*
Kim

Pam and Jeff said...

OK, I am crying. This is so sweet.

The Evans Family said...

Love the photos! Our prayers are with you so that everyone stays healthy! Continue to enjoy your trip!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh she is so precious and those little lips - sweet...
Hoping that everyone feels better soon...
Hugs to you all...

Dannye said...

definitely will pray for Michael and LM, and yourself....how did LM's first airplane flight go???

foremanmk said...

again, so very beautiful. hope they feel better soon!
great to see the new pictures of our newest family member :)