We are enjoying getting to share a few firsts with Lucy Joy…
after missing so many of them.
We left for Guangzhou on Friday night… on a plane!!
She was so excited to get the chance to ride on an airplane.
The guide told her just how it would go in Chinese so she would know what to expect and asked her if she was scared. She said no! Our girl is so brave. She was zipping the suitcases up for us after breakfast, unfortunately she had to wait until 3:00 pm!
She was just giddy after we finally got off the bus that drove us right up to the plane. How exciting! When the plane started down the runway, she repeated, “take off!” She kept asking for her noodles that the guide had told her they would offer and I don’t think she could believe that she got to pick her own drink… twice!
Today we had our medical appointment that is part of the US side of the adoption. After spending a very long time in a very noisy and crowded and hot waiting room taking turns between a general check, a vision check, a visit with an ENT, and a secondary vision check for Lucy…
each of the children had to have blood drawn for a TB test.
She marched right into the room (no parents allowed),
had blood drawn and marched out without even a complaint.
Here she is posing for a picture with her bandaid.Then we headed back to the hotel for a little CCTV 14 and even
experimented with “knitting.”
*smile*Next up was touring the hotel grounds.
We fed the fish…And then thought we would take a look at the pool.
No way we would actually swim, right? I almost didn’t even bring suits.
The average person in China would not know how to swim,
and we knew that Lucy had never been swimming before.
With some translation help,we learned
that she did not know what a pool or a bathing suit was.