Sunday, October 3, 2010
Well this trip home was much quicker than the last with very little time between connections. Courtney did as well as any 2 1/2 year old could do with that many hours on a plane. The girls seem to like each other but are also very jealous if one is with mommy and the other is not. Still working on getting Courtney's nights and days switched but it seems to be going better than it did with Kaleigh. She has fun with daddy but is still clinging to mommy which isn't making big sister too happy. Our biggest issue right now is the fact that Courtney does not like the dogs. She will feed them sometimes but gets very upset if they are around during meals or if they run into each other unexpectedly. Anyway still exhausted but work needs me for a few hours tomorrow and daddy is on duty for the next month! Wish him luck everyone!!!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Well, for those of you who were there, or followed the blog of Kaleigh..you may remember the Italian restaurant that all of the families went to and had a birthday party for the girls..Well, its no more...The pic with Sandy and Courtney with the train statue is in front of a French restaurant that is next to the abandoned Italian restaurant. The other pic is Courtney in the swan room again...can't get enough of the swan room...Friday is the flight out!!!!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The rain stopped!!! We walked to a 5 story mall today. I was able to get Courtney a new pair of shoes, as she was wearing a pair of shoes that were a getting a bit to small. While we were in the shoe store, Courtney was getting a little upset about not getting everything she wanted, and made a break for it! Uh-oh, she didn't get far. We made it to the grocery store, and we were able to pick up some snacks. Courtney is eating well and continues to bond with me.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Today was a much shorter day with us being at the hotel around 2pm. We started the day with a trip to see the pandas, then a trip to a temple, which always strikes me as odd since you are there as a tourist and the others are there worshipping. We then did a rickshaw tour and had lunch prepared by one of the locals and it was very good. The best part of the day was getting back early enough to walk down the street to Starbucks. I got a piece of New York style cheesecake and a hot chocolate! Time was spent getting some packing done in the room, then walking down to McDonalds for dinner. We have been so late the last two nights, we have only had Pizza Hut, which is located in our hotel.
Anyway, we leave early tomorrow and get our babies as soon we land tomorrow. I am so excited! i can't wait to hold Courtney. I'm also thinking back to our time spent here with Kaleigh, and all the memories I have of that time. I want my time here with Courtney to be just as wonderful in it's own way. Next post should have Courtney Pics!!!!!!!!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Well today was another long day of touring and sightseeing. We left the hotel just after 7 am and got back to the hotel just before 8 pm. We did the Ming tombs and the Great Wall plus a jade store and a cloisonne store, lunch and a tea shop. I went to a different part of the Great Wall this time and it was extremely steep and there was no cable car to take you to the top. The bad part was that it rained all day here and the stairs were extremely slick.
Anyway enjoy the pictures. Tomorrow is another day with the zoo, Tibetan Lama Temple and a ricksaw tour of the hutong on the schedule. After the tours tomorrow we head back to the hotel to repack so we can leave early Sunday and go get our babies. I can't wait to go get Courtney!