Monday, January 25, 2010

Avery: Day 8

Today was another great day here on Shamian Island!

Last Monday at the Civil Affairs office we met a family from Wisconsin.  And ya know, we Wisconsinites gotta stick together....

Avery and their older daughter have hit it off rather well.  We seem to have breakfast at the same time which gives the girls a great opportunity to play together.

These two also had a blast hanging out in the hotel's playroom.

This evening we had a special treat!  Our guide, Emma, took us to a local restaurant.  Faith and I wanted to try some good Cantonese food.  Boy, did we have a great time and ate some equally great food!!!

At first Avery wasn't very interested or impressed with our restaurant choice....

Then she saw the food......

Oh my, the food was amazing!!!!

We had noodles, an eggplant dish that was heavenly, and some kind of buns with a delicious meat & vegetable filling.  No kidding, this was one of our best meals so far!!!

After dinner, we had a wonderful conversation with Emma.  She explained to us how her family celebrates  Chinese New Year.  She and her family live in rural Beijing.  I learned a lot from her and have a much better understanding and appreciation for this holiday.  It will be fun *trying* to celebrate CNY  in a few weeks now that I have this insight.

BTW, it has been a week since we have had Avery in our lives.....
....and what a week it has been!!!!  :)


  1. That food looks delicious. I'm glad you are having a great trip.

  2. Oh, I'm so glad y'all are settling into a groove after just one week. I hope you'll be able keep in touch with the other Wisconsin family after y'all get home.

  3. It's been a busy week, huh? I love seeing Avery so busy - really, reminds me of a year ago. I almost have to take a nap just watching her smile so big & I can almost hear her laughter! And I wouldn't trade it for anything.

    You will have to do a CNY post - you know, when you get home, in your free time. :) I think I will have to stick with my cheesy moon cakes no matter what I learn, they are just too fun to make! But I would love to learn more!

    Hugs from Cold, Snowy, Blowing Iowa -

  4. Hey guys,
    You all look great! It looks like Avery is going to be a fun girl! She and Shea are going to have so much fun together, look out your days were active before, you'll now have double the fun! I'm so happy for all of you. I love seeing her eat and do things left handed...I sign of greatness you know!!! haha Enjoy the mild weather, I think there is still snow at home! Love yall!

  5. Avery's smile is so contagious! She looks like she is enjoying her new family! God has you all in the palm of His hands!