So we are now in Guangzhou and on the last leg of the trip. The kids had their medical exams this morning. Lynné and Andrew stayed back at the hotel - we were afraid all the crying babies would be too much for him. After we got there, we realized we could have used the extra hands. They took each child thru a few stations - checking weight, height, vision, hearing, and going over the original medical records. It was quite a challenge to do three kids with only 2 parents :) but we managed. I stayed with Ella and then Chris and I juggled William and Ethan depending on what station we were at. Neither of the boys were happy with the exams, but did pretty well. Ella's exam was a bit more intrusive and she was obviously uncomfortable, but she is a trooper. My heart was breaking though when they told me that Ella had to get 4 shots and the TB test. But again, she toughed it out, and didn't have tear one. My girl is tough.
Little William is finally getting more comfortable with us and we are seei g more of his personality sneak out. Ethan has been a little whiny - we think he might be cutting another tooth - may make that trip home even tougher.
We're staying on Shamian Island here in Guangzhou, and spent a little time exploring. We certainly love the weather here - a nice change from the bitter cold of Beijing. We have a short sightseeing tour of a temple tomorrow, and the rest of the day free, so plenty of time to get in some more exploring time and shopping.
|Walking thru the park in Guangzhou - love the green!|
|another beautiful sight in Guangzhou|
|William giving kisses|
|William showing some love for his big brother Andrew|
|Ethan being silly -I'm afraid we've got a whole lot of silly in our future with this one!|