Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Adventures to WalMart

Adventures to WalMart
Originally uploaded by aimeenance.


Bath Video

Walmart Video

August Park Video

Emma had her first bath. It took 2 of us. She can't sit up by herself and when wet is slippery! After a bath and long nap we headed out to see what WalMart was all about. We of course we started at. When two women wouldn't stop staring, after 5 minutes Phil pulled out the tag that stated we were Americans adopting an orphan. Well every Tom, Dick and Harry had to come see what the badge said. By pulling out the badge for them to read it made our situation worse. Many times I found myself with my back against a wall and Emma strapped on my chest. Being a little taller than the rest of the crowd I would look over everyone and just keep walking. We found 2 outfits for her to wear at night and some snacks. After feeling like we had 5 heads each we went to a large park and ate our snacks. Then it was dinner time. A group of us went to a real nice restaurant and the food was awesome. It's served family style. It was a weird mix of this an that but was really good. The babies were very happy...they were finally getting a warm meal of things they were used to. The tofu soup was a hit. At 7:30 Emma passed out for the night. Through out dinner she kept falling asleep. When she's real tired...no one can touch her but Phil. She arches her back and stiffens up if I try. It is really really cold here. The day we got off the plane it was 43 degrees and today felt colder. Which brings me to a point. Most of the babies have flat heads from laying down on their backs a lot. Emma's head is real flat. You don't even have to feel her head to see that it's real flat. But when you think that there is NO heat in almost any of the buildings (Civil Affairs office, airport, department stores) and that she's been living in 4 layers all her life....no wonder when put to sleep on a super hard surface where she can't roll over, the back of her head is flat. Emma was so bundled up she never was able to turn over and her arms would stick straight out. She is just now figuring out how to clap her hands and to feed herself. We're not worried at all, it will get better with time. She has one little tooth starting. For someone who's teething, she's pretty happy. Oh ya, Emma Bear can potty like a big girl. Put her on the potty and say "Shhhhhhhhhhh" and she'll go. So far she refuses to go #2 in her diaper and waits for Phil to put her on the potty. Who would have thought it would be the 9 month old teaching the 2 and half year old a few tricks?


At 8:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow- walmart appears to be the same cluster @#C% it is here in the US! Who knew?! I can't get over how much happier she seems to be with every new picture. Those rosey cheeks are just the cutest! Just goes to show, positive energy breeds positive energy and as exhausted as you must be- you are positively glowing! I love checking in on the adventure everyday! Give her a big kiss for me! love you-

jen cupp

At 8:32 AM, Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Hey guys, you're doing a great job! Love the videos and all the pictures you're posting - thanks so much for sharing them. Emma is just adorable.

At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog via the always informative Mary-Mia! The videos are great and Miss Emma is gorgeous! Congratulations!!


At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Lisa said...

Aimee ~ We love following your journey! I am just amazed you have the time to update so often. Emma has such a beautiful smile! Cannot wait to meet her! Lisa

At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Carolyn Dietrich said...

I was out of town and just received your photos of our newest family member, Emma. It seems that she is responding to the love she has never experienced. What a beautiful face and what a joyful smile.

I am so proud of you and Phil.



At 11:35 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

Emma is absolutely adorable! Congratulations! The video of the bath is so precious. Her little cry just melted my heart. I also love how exhausting the whole process looked! Obviously having a clean baby takes more than I thought it did! Thanks for letting us travel along with you. Blessings for a safe trip home!
Jenny V


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