Sunday, May 21, 2006

1st Week Anniversary!

Kimberley, Norman and Kat toasting our daughters at the pizza party last night

Today it has been one week since Gotcha Day. The babies went to get their medical check up required by the US Consulate. Sophia checked OK and has apparently gained some much needed weight. Not totally shocking to us as she has been eating like a horse in the past several days and we have noticed that her belly has been starting to get nice and round. Hopefully she will start to sprout upward as well. She still onlly fit in 3-6 or 6 month clothing, 6-9 or 9 month (especially pants) just hang off the peanut.

Then it was off to Shamian Island for some good old souvenier shopping. We went a little wild and bought a huge bagful of things. Mostly shoes for when she is older. They are the 'squeaky' shoes but mercifully the shop keeper showed us how to disable them since they are cute for the first 10 steps and then just plain irritating! We also got her two traditional Chinese outfits.

Sophia was really relaxed and easygoing while we shopped. We brought a 'hip hammock' which is going to be great when she gets a little bigger but is just to big for her right now. Other than the stroller (which she isn't that fond of), we end up carrying her everywhere without the benefit of a snuggly or carrier. Since she is so squirmy, this can prove to be very challenging at times. Today, while we shopped, she was a trooper. Not one squirm or wiggle to be had. She just showed keen interest in what we were buying her and spent a lot of time observing her surroundings.

Shamian Island

Sophia, Meison and Julia hang out while waiting for their physical


At 4:30 AM, Blogger Mrs. D said...

Hooray for Uncle Norman! Kat, Colin, & Sophia: You are a beautiful family and your love for each other glows off of you. Thank you for letting us follow your China journey. - kristin & friedrich

At 2:36 PM, Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Sounds like a wonderful party. And how cool that you got to meet Norman in person. I've heard so many good things about him from all of my friends.

Love all the new posts and pictures. Take care,


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