Monday, February 27, 2006

6 Banyan Buddhist Temple


6 Banyan Buddhist Temple
Originally uploaded by aimeenance.

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Before you continue to read this entry...for the love of Pete do the sunshine dance. We're dyin' over here....haven't seen the sun in over 10 days....we'll yesterday for about 10 minutes. Today started out with another tour (getting toured out), this time to the 6 Banyan Buddhist Temple, Folk art Museum (Chen family academy) and the Provincial art and crafts store. The Temple was pretty cool....haven't smelled that much Nag Champa incense since college. Some of the babies received a blessing by the monks. Then it was off to the Chen Family Academy. This is the best preserved Qing Dynasty building in the Guangdong Province built about 100 years ago. In a nutshell this "academy" was contributed by the Chen families in 72 counties in Guangdong, the academy served as the hall for ancestor worship as well as a temporary residence for the Chen descendants. After that we went to a shop that sold all sorts of stuff. Everything from embroidery, jade, pearls, silk, bone carvings and etc.

They tried to tell us that this was not a tourist trap........hmmmmmmmmm I didn't see any Chinese in about a 5 mile radious!

After the tour, Emma took a nap as she is not feeling well. We had to wake her up after an hour as we were off to the examination required to get your visa. They want to make sure that all the children are healthy enough to leave the country. And right now with the bird flu they are really checking out the kids. So here are the big numbers....drum roll please! Emma Bear weighs in at 18.9 pounds (how bout that Kim!) and is 28 inches long. Both of these numbers register on the Chinese growth chart at 75 %. We have a big bear on our hands! After the medical exam it was another nap for the baby that isn't feeling too hot. We ate dinner at Lucy's...totally catered to the people adopting, after all they do have peanut butter and jelly. We are pretty excitied that for the next 2 days we don't have anything planned. We will finally get to shop like we want to. I'm going to bed early...I have a sore throat and feel like hot garbage. We really wanted to take cute video feauring Emma bear...but she can hardly crack a smile. Poor thing has snot pouring out of her head, a fever and is really tired. We'll try for tomorrow. Hey Kim, I'm just teasing.

OH YA, I ADDED PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE BABIES IN OUR GROUP TO THE FLICKER PHOTO'S. IF YOU CLICK ON THE FIRST PHOTO ABOVE..IT WILL TAKE YOU THERE

4 Comments:

At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much is that puppy in the basket, yum yum!! can't wait to share the pics of the pugs w/ eric's mom! she was 2nd at Westminster- guess she didn't get her pups from a street vendor!

tomorrow is mardi gras- wish you guys were going to be here with your new little bundle to drink a few! we'll tip one for y'all!

love-

jen

 
At 7:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holey Toledo! Over 18 pounds! I am absolutley astounded! She IS big! And here, most of the babies inour group were 14-15ish and the biggest babies were still under 18 pounds! So SORRY! Hahaha! I bet you will never listen to me again!

We enjoyed the pictures and videos from yesterday and I haven't looked at the pictures yet today. I like to do that with Cheryl. We are so happy for you! I get tears in my eyes each time I sit down to read. Love you guys and can't wait until you get home!

Please take care of yourselves and little Emma. Your poor things. It is no fun being sick. Also, if you have a fever, they might not let you on the plane. Make sure to dose yourselves up wtih Tylenol.

Thinking of you!
-Kim (and Rudd)

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Ford & Alyson said...

What a fantastic journey to China!

Your daughter is beautiful and we are enjoying your pictures and video. It's the next best thing to being there!

We even threw a post up on our blog in hopes of more folks sharing in your adventure.

Too Awesome!!!

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Johnny said...

Hiya, I just discovered your blog via F&A. Congrats on your daughter. Your addition to your family looks fantastic.

And, best wishes!

 

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