Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Martyr Park, Embroidery Museum and Whining........

We met our guide this morning and headed to Martyr Park and then on to the Embroidery Museum.

There were bumper cars at the park and Janie kept pointing and saying ride in Chinese. Oh my word this girl will love Disney World!!

I have seen this bridge in pictures many times. It is so beautiful to see!!

Not much to report other than John David and Madeline have become master whiners today:) Hank just took John David out to some electronic shops to have some time alone with him. Madeline and Janie are playing nicely in the hotel room. Madeline may be a whiner but she has been so sweet to Janie. And speaking of Janie, she has started calling me Mama and Hank sweet. Hank said she said Mama and looked like she was going to cry when I left the table this morning to get something at the buffet. All very good signs.
While out with our guide this morning, Amy kept laughing at some of the things Janie says. She is so very smart for a little girl whose medical files tested her DQ at 50 and said she can say a few words and understand a few. When at the embroidery museum she saw a big dragon and said "scary, strange animal". Amy told her it is a dragon and she says, No scary, strange animal! She pointed and named all the animals. She repeats many of the english words we teach her. When I change her diaper, mannnnnnnnnnyyyyyy times a day, she says "wait wait wait" because I have to tell her to wait while I put her diaper on and she is trying to run away:)

Right now she is going around the rooms and turning lights off and cleaning up!! She also likes to make sure all the doors are shut. Yeah, her IQ is low, whatever!! We are so very thankful we did not let her medical report scare us off. I look at her precious face and am thankful God spoke to me so clearly to get us here for her!


  1. I love watching your miracle unfold before you. Janie is so precious!

  2. I remember praying when you were looking at her file that it was God's will for her to be yours! Look how He is blessing you for saying YES!!! ! I loved seeing you all at Martyr Park! Her smile just says it all!!! Sorry the "middles" are whining.. They are still getting high 5's from me for the way they just loved up Janie day 1!!! The pics of the 3 of them make me smile!!!! You are winding down another day! According to my Yahoo notes, tomorrow is someone's birthday!!!!


  3. What a blessing to know God lead you straight to your child waiting. I am praying that same prayer right now. LOVE the bridges in China. You will have to frame that one for sure!!! We had our fair share of whines too~ goes with the territory. Love that Janie is calling you mama and baba~ very great signs!!! She IS smart as a whip and in her perfect FOREVER!!! Blessings and love! XO

  4. Janie is too cute - love her smiles! Thanks for sharing these great photos of China - love the bridge and the gentleman's blue outfit! Many blessings to your beautiful family, Cathy

  5. The picture of the bridge is beautiful! I see a trip to Dsney in your future--- her smile is so joyful!