Saturday, June 24, 2006

A few Firsts...

We are now back in Beijing and Olivia was an absolute star for her first plane ride. She slept quite a bit before the plane ride, so we were a little concerned, but I'm proud to say she was the only baby on board that didn't fuss or cry at all. In fact, she played and laughed and gave us some of her best giggles yet. It was a long day and once we got back to the hotel in Beijing, she had some trouble settling in for the night. Today, we had her photos done for immigration and did a little shopping to get water and stuff for the second week here. We also bought a stroller as this hotel doesn't have any loaners and we would need one for the Great Wall trip as well as hanging in the airports on the way home. This afternoon, we took Olivia swimming in the hotel pool and she really seemed to like it. I noticed in most of the pics we've posted, she's not smiling, but she does smile and laught a lot, it's just that the camera seems to confuse her a little. Tomorrow we are touring the Great Wall which we are really looking forward to. Today is Kathy's last night here as she goes home tomorrow, so she went to the Great Wall today with our guide Faye and had her own private tour. Right now, there is a pretty big thunder and lightening storm going on and I haven't seen one of those since I was in Ontario last - it's pretty cool. Let's hope the weather holds out for tomorrow. Enjoy today's pics. We didn't think it was possible, but we love this little girl more every hour. She was definitely made for us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Olivia: You have "Melted" our hearts and Mel and I wait for new pictures everyday. I think you are going to be an Olympic swimmer for sure. The picture of you in your Mommy's arms looking at your Daddy is perfect and the one of Mommy watching you have your bottle - wow she absolutely adores you! Hugs from Mel and Donna

6/24/2006 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Little Olivia: You are a real sweetie, your Mommy and Daddy "lucked out" when they got you. I wish you a life filled with love and laughter and lots of hugs and kisses. May God always bless you and your new family.

6/24/2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger ladybugmommy said...

She is so adorable. I have been reading your blog and so many blogs...I am never more excited then when I get to see the Gotcha days and the pictures after...Olivia is a doll, congratulations,
Jennifer and Jeff and Savannah (waiting for PEI)

6/24/2006 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Lorraine & Rowan said...

oooh she loves the water, Ron this is a good sign she is going to love the boat:))

6/24/2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I completely understand about the pictures and smiling Olivia. When Mom and Dad first got me it took me a few weeks to get used to this thing they kept pointing and clicking at me, that sometimes flashed bright and sometimes didn't. Not many smiles in my first pictures either, but don't worry, after a while you get used to it, and you'll be hamming it up for the camera.

Deanna Hayes

6/24/2006 10:11 PM  

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