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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Day 19 – Around the hotel, Crawling (short version)
~Ice cream & cake
Day 19 - Around the hotel, Crawling (long version)
Today, many of the Holt families chose to go to a safari zoo in Guangzhou. However, we chose to stay behind for two reasons, the extreme heat, and because we did already have a chance to visit a nice zoo and aquarium in Beijing. That being said, if the weather would have been a bit cooler, I am sure that we would have visited the safari and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, but a day of rest and a little shopping was just up our alley.
Mom and I went out and about on the island again for some more shopping, wandering, and taking in the sights. After a little while out were decided to stop at Subway Sandwich Shop (yes, they even have one of those on the island) for a bite to eat. We were warned not to get anything with mayonnaise on it, so we steered clear. We each chose a nice turkey sandwich, which for the most part was very similar to what you would get here in the U.S., however, in China they are rather stingy with their meat, cheese, and toppings. Not to worry, it was a nice taste of home… away from home. We did laugh at the chips we could get. The safest seemed to be the “Classic American Flavor,” so much better than the “Beijing Duck,” “Sushi,” “Five-Spice Fish,” and “Cool Cucumber.” See… the classic flavor is sounding mighty good now, isn’t it!
Upon our return to the room we met up with Daddy, the Ladybug, and the baby Butterfly. Because the Butterfly has been really struggling with crawling (she has pretty much been inch-worming up to this point), Daddy worked with her today hoping to strengthen her legs and get her into a real crawl. Success! Shortly after we returned to the room, the baby Bug was on the floor crawling back and forth between me and Daddy. We were all so excited because this event was such a momentous occasion for her, and a great bonding moment for our family. Hard to believe that a 15-month old little girl crawling could bring about so much joy and excitement to us, but it did. We know that this is the first of many momentous occasions that we will experience with the Butterfly. Very exciting!
Not much else happened today. One of the young boys in our group celebrated his birthday with his family, new sister, and several of the other families in our group. He was kind enough to share some of his cake with us, which the Butterfly thought was the greatest treat ever. She dove into the slice with lightening speed and nommed her way through, smiling and giggling along the way. In the evening we all enjoyed a nice ice cream cone, which we of course had to share with the Butterfly. So, apparently our new baby girl loves cake and ice cream. Seems like she is ready to help celebrate a birthday party in the near future (though we don’t have one coming soon that I can think of, so we will just have to make due).
Tomorrow is the Oath Ceremony, and we also have an evening riverboat cruise scheduled. Cannot wait!
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