Friday, June 20, 2008

Jet Lag is NOT my friend

Jet lag has officially set in as I wait for Emme's arrival. She is due to arrive around 10pm or so. She is coming by train with another child and 2 nannies. Last night was nice, was up at 5:30am and met other families this morning and later today. Saw the Forbidden City and Tienanmen Square and then went to an acrobatic show (all I can say is WOW). The latter totally exceeded any expectations I may have had. I will be sad to miss the the Great Wall tomorrow but shit happens. It's more important I tend to little one and her needs. Besides we have a special treat tomorrow and what I know will prove to be a true gift in every sense of the word and the fostering of what I am sure will be a long-term friendship with some special people in China. Here are a few pictures from the day. Bear in mind, it was only 85 degrees but HUMID. Some observations.....Starbucks tastes different, you can find Schlotsky's Deli, the department store charges $90 for a kids tee (European store..see stroller mom bought herself) and bare tushies in split pants are really cute unless you are 42.

15 comments:

kris said...

special treat?? what is it? (other than emme that is!)...

and wow you're mom looks like she could be your sister- do you guys have some "we never age" gene??

And dang it where is Emme?!!

xoxo
happy bday too (am I late or early on that?)

Jen & Bill said...

ok it is past 10 pm there.
no pictures yet?? Sheesh????

Ok I'm kidding.

Enjoy and savor the moment!

Lisa said...

Did you cry when you saw the crib? I almost did, when I walked into my room for the first time and saw that crib...it finally felt like it was REALLY going to happen.

I'm SO happy for you! Enjoy every minute.

Lisa(the one in La.)

Yoli said...

The crib was the thing that got to me the first time in China. I was not prepared for it. My husband and I both saw the crib and said, "oh, they left a crib here!"

I am so excited for you and I can't wait to see you with Emme. This is what we have cried about and dreamed about for years as adoptive parents.

Yoli said...

Oh yes and now you are experiencing what I do, year round in weather.

Michele said...

We are all waiting to see you and your beautiful new daughter.

Enjoy every single second of it!

Love you!

Beverly said...

You may have Emme by this point!! I am in tears of joy for you. Your mom looks so cute with the stroller!!

Qiuqiu's parents said...

Enjoy and relish it! Love seeing the pictures! Thanks for taking us along!

MotherMotherOcean said...

Wake up and post the real pictures. We know you have her. We know your camera works. As much as an empty crib is amazing...

Rhonda said...

Well...?

Happy birthday!

Julie said...

CANNOT WAIT to see the pics from your meeting with Emme (FINALLY!!!) She is so adorable...so happy for you and her that you have found each other.
:) Safe travels!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Bring on Emme... glad you are having a nice time... love all the pics etc... take care

Yoli said...

We want Emme, we want Emme, we want Emme!

Juliette said...

Happy Birthday! Hope everything is going well for you and your Mom and EMME...

Anonymous said...

I can not wait to turn my computer on tomorrow morning and see you with Emme!!!

Hi Lisa's mom!!

Jen from Utah