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.