Saturday, December 7, 2013

Day 1 (Selfies in Shanghai)

The girls have been awake since 2 am local time...so we hit the buffet breakfast and then the park first thing this morning. To say we are a spectacle with 3 kids under 5 (and two double strollers) in a country where most ppl only have one child is an understatement. We roll with it and say in 'ni hao' to everyone, allowing them to gawk and ask questions about the 3 kids (you really have 3? How old are they? Where was Emma born? What's her Chinese name? How old is the baby? Aren't the girls cold?)

Also, Alexis  is somewhat of a celebrity due to her hair!!  She was even given a gift by someone this morning in return for getting her picture taken by a young woman, lol.

        Morning started off with Alexis in a mood...

          She quickly turned it around though....

   She then found out how to take a 'selfie' with my iPhone :-)

Loving looking at herself...

Adorable tourists

On a side note - The smog is horrible in shanghai! Seriously, post apocolytic like. After seeing a bunch of masks on local businessmen this morning,  I googled 'smog in Shanghai' and apparently yesterday registered as the worst smog day on record in shanghai.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/06/249293413/shanghais-choking-smog-registers-beyond-index

After learning this, we will probably spend the afternoon at the hotel indoor pool, a yummy room service dinner and an early bed time. We then have an early flight tomorrow am to nanchang to meet lingao!

8 comments:

dsantucci said...

What a wonderful adventure for your family. I look forward to your postings every day.

Glena Lilley said...

I am so glad you both write these daily journal entries... I get to have a sense of peace (vs worry as the grandma half way around the world from you)knowing how your day is going... and just the tone of your letters tells me all is right... thank you for your posts

Pam said...

Oh how exciting! Can't wait to see Lingao in your arms!!! Good luck!

Carrie said...

George asked if he could show the photos to his class at school. We are all thinking about you! Hugs from MN.

Julie Pritzel said...

What a wonderful way to document this special moment and share with your family now and in years to come. You and Matt are true heroes!

Sue Steinhagen said...

Thought of you when we heard the report on NBC about the worst smog level ever. Good thing you have the option of the pool. You can breathe clean air and you can Tire Those Kidlets OUT!! Make sure everyone is getting lots of water inside, too. <3

Living Out His Love said...

Can't wait to see your pictures in Nanchang! Where are you staying?!?!? I remember being in Nanchang like it was yesterday, such amazing memories. Director Zhou was very sweet, tell him hello from Fu Jing Gui's family!

Bronwyn Holman said...

LOVE seeing your photos and following your journey. Can't wait for the next post!!