Monday, February 20, 2006

Shopping Spree

Shopping Spree
Originally uploaded by aimeenance.


Click here and here to see 2 videos from our day.

What a tiring day!!! Long story short---if that's possible. I started off with paperwork while Phil tended to Emma. Then it was time for Phil to come down with Emma...sign here,sign there and put his red thumbprint in places. For Emma they needed her red footprint. Lots of paperwork! Then it was time to meet the orphanage director. This was during Emma's nap, so Phil took her back to the room and I stayed. We received from the orphanage director (who is responsible for putting children in foster care as well) back the items that were in Emma's care package. We received the disposable camera which it looks like thefoster family has taken all the photos. We received a special gift...the bottle her foster mom has been using. Then it was off to the Civil Affairs office with our completed paperwork to finalize the adoption in the eyes of China. All in all...our day started early and didn't end till 5:00. While getting Emma dressed for the day we noticed something.........she's too big

for almost all the clothes we brought! She has HUGE feet. We actually had to put her in one of the layers that she came to us in. Needless to spree. Thanks, to Aunt Laura we stuffed her in the Denver Bronco's snowsuit and headed out the door. Next door to the hotel is a 7 story department store. The bottom 2 stories are a grocery store and the rest sells clothing and household items. Needless to say, walking into this store...we were noticed!! CCAI gave us things to wear around our necks that say who we are and what we are doing. When ladies we're following us around the store and wanted to know what was going on, I showed them this card. The card mentions that Emma is a girl, but dressed in an all blue snowsuit they questioned it. We said yes she's a "girl" and then showed them the 8 outfits we just bought most of them pink. So far Emma is "too good to be true". She is SO happy. People in our group have noticed how much she smiles. She is such a good baby. We're

both kinda waiting to see if this is going to continue or what. She is warming up to me. As long as Phil is in the room I can hold her. She has to know where he is at all times. Tonight he was holding her and they were making faces in the mirror. She loved it! She's funny....I'll hold her and she'll squirm and I'll pass her off to Phil. The second he holds her she looks at me with a huge smile! The next 3 days are time to relax and tour around. Tomorrow we are doing NOTHING! I may stay in my PJ's awhile. It's 8pm and Emma had to cry it out a couple of minutes tonight. She's snoozing away now. Think we're right behind her.......super tired. Tomorrow we'll give her a bath. Yes that's right....we still haven't given her a bath. She's used to a bath once a week. Ya she's a little stinky...but we were informed she hates baths and with sooo much going on...we want to keep her happy.


At 6:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is beautiful!!! Just wondering what size clothes you took and what she really needs. We are waiting for TA and our daughter is about the same size as yours. We were taking 12 month stuff???

Ella Kate in Chongqiag - waiting on TA

At 6:44 AM, Anonymous Celie Meyer said...

Phil and Aimee, she is just beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. I look forward to reading it every day! She looks so sweet. The Meyer family is so happy for ya'll and can't wait to meet Emma in person when you visit South Carolina! We will have a celebration for both Jessica and Emma! Take Care. Love, Celie

At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil and Aimee- How wonderful technology is so we can follow you along this journey! I'm so happy for the both of you! She's precious and I can tell how happy she is being with you both! Enjoy your time and travel safe! Can't wait for the next "installment" of your adventure! Big kiss to Emma! Love you-


At 9:01 AM, Blogger Joannah said...

She's a beauty! Congratulations! You all look so happy together.

At 11:46 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

She is just precious! Congratulations!

At 2:12 PM, Blogger Stacey Teague said...

Aimee and Phil, Emma is beautiful, and we're following you on your journey from our journey. We're in room 1035 when you get here!

At 2:15 PM, Anonymous benruss3916 said...

What a beautiful child, and she seems so happy. She is a great addition to our families. I am so proud of you both for having this vision and seeing it through to this happy conclusion. Uncle Ben

At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aimee and Phil -
We have been watching you since you left the USA! We are so excited and happy for you and your entire family. Emma is darling! We are so excited to meet her! Love the video's - Hillary and Jeff Helsing -

At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot to ask - what size do you need??

At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was me... Hillary - what sizes? I want to shop shop shop!

At 7:41 PM, Blogger Journey to Mia Lin said...

Phil and Aimee - She looks so tiny. How much does she weigh? Let us know when you get done with the medical exam. What size clothes is she wearing. Hard to believe she is too big for anything! She's so precious!!! You must be head-over-heels in love already!


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