|Joel in traditional Chinese clothing|
|Having tea at the Chen Family Academy|
(The only really awkward moment we had in China. These older couples approached us talking noticing our babies. Then they discussed Joel. The only reason I knew is they pointed at him and made a gesture to his face. Our guide was on the phone working on our paperwork so I have zero clue what they were saying. Did they think Joel was extra cute or did they notice that his coloring is a little off and suspected him to be a sick baby? I don't know but the other mom and I just smiled nicely.)
We then headed back to the hotel and I have to admit that my stomach was a little queezy the rest of the evening. We took a late nap and then got up and went for a walk around the mall and the surrounding area. We let Joel play pretty late and he is a smart cookie. He has started mimicking almost anything we do. He is also taking better to Ethan. He is figuring out that E will play rougher than me and let him get away with a few more things. E did a little work and then we headed to bed.
Today we slept late and lazily rolled out of bed at 6:30. Down for breakfast then we skyped with the kids. Today was July 3rd in China so we went on and sang happy birthday to Korinna. I have to think she enjoyed it though she was acting like she was too cool for all of this nonsense. After we skyped we took a nap. Yep a nap at 9:00 am and we slept til 11:30. It was kinda funny but since we are headed back tomorrow, we figured it was okay to start getting ready to get back on Central time.
(being lazy and snacking in bed)
(And this is just the begining of our packing. I know, we can really trash a hotel room.)
(Yummy, Ruben at Patty Fields)