Thank you to everyone who sent me an email, left a comment yesterday or said a prayer for us. Yesterday was a rough day. Today was a MUCH better day! I don’t have much time to write but I do have lots of pictures. We started out at the Pearl Market this morning. It is huge. Lots of wholesale pearl stores and stores selling jade, which is a very popular stone here in China. Zach picked out some pearls for Molly Kate and had a necklace, bracelet, and earrings made for her for the future. He also surprised us with bracelets to wear now. Molly Kate looks adorable in her little pearl bracelet and I love mine as well. 🙂
We walked around the pearl market for several hours. We stopped for lunch at Pizza Hut which was SO good. The pizza tasted exactly the same. After arriving back at the hotel around 2:30, we decided to take Molly Kate swimming for the first time. She is going to fit in well with the boys because she LOVED the water. She splashed the entire time! After an hour at the pool, we cleaned up and decided to try an Italian restaurant for dinner. It was a disaster. We were the only ones in the restaurant and the waitresses stood right beside our table the entire time. And the food was so bad. I think Zach and I reached the point of craziness because we couldn’t quit laughing at the entire situation. And those sweet waitresses had no idea what was going on. Molly Kate, on the other hand, loved the spaghetti. 🙂 Once we got back to the hotel, Zach ran out and got both of us hot fudge sundaes from McDonald’s to make up for it! It was probably one of those situations where you just had to be there but we have struggled so much with food it was nice to be able to laugh about it!
But the best part of the day was after we got back to the hotel room. Molly Kate really started smiling and smiling a lot. LOVE! She played with us and her toys and seemed really happy to be with us. Such an answer to prayers! She even started crying at bedtime. I know tears are supposed to be bad but in this situation, it is good because it means she is starting to trust us to help her. In an orphanage, babies eventually stop crying altogether because after time, they realize that no one is going to respond to their cries. To hear Molly Kate cry and be able to comfort her was a big step!
Zach went through each strand of pearls until he found what he wanted.
This baby girl is going to be spoiled by her Daddy! 🙂 She loved her new bracelet.
Molly Kate and Mommy showing off their new pearls!
After lunch, Molly Kate instantly fell asleep in the stroller.
Just a glimpse at the crazy stuff sold at the Pearl Market. Color overload!
We had to try on a few bathing suits before we found one that fit. Thanks for sharing, Pierson!
Making big splashes!
Molly Kate really started playing today. She played with all her toys and loves her books. She loves anything with textures.
Love those big brown eyes!
This picture is for my boys! They have Subway in China!! 🙂