The largest dinosaur fossils found in all of Asia; 12 meters high and 26 meters long. Very impressive.
"The happy bunch." Lilymei was a little intimidated with the crowds and she clung pretty tight to Scott and I. Everwhere we went we were on display as many people looked at us, took photos, and tried talking to Lilymei.
Nate and Drew, dressed as twins, as a few people stated, standing next to an exhibit of a yurt. The boys groaned this morning when they saw I had these shirts laid out to wear. "Again....yes, the rest of your clothes are drying on the shower curtain rod."
Family photo next to a few traditional Inner Mongolian outfits, with our museum guide. Yesterday we purchased 3 of these outfits for Lilymei for when we get home. We were really impressed with the museum and would have loved to stay longer but now that we have a toddler that's not always possible.
Nate and Drew at lunch in our hotel at the Thai restaurant. It was delicious. We had Spring Rolls, Yellow Curry, Chicken, Fried Rice, and Noodles. Yum! Lilymei ate as much as I did and more than the boys. She has not turned her head away from any kind of food. We told the boys to learn from her.
Here is the first surprise of the day. Smiles that Mama and Baba got to see for the very first time. Lilymei really opened up this afternoon. She loves to play with Drew and Nate.
Lilymei reading one of her books. Isn't that smile precious?!!! Surprise number 2: Lilymei laughed out loud, with the boys, of course. That was a first today. It brought tears to our eyes. We did capture the laughter on video. I hope we can post it tomorrow.
"Are you going to keep taking my picture?"Look at that beautiful smile. What a relief! We can't wait to see more of those tomorrow. Surprise number 3 happened after we put Lilymei down for the night. The room was dark except for the light of the computer as Scott and I were getting photos downloaded. Lilymei started talking. We don't know what she might be saying but it was so cute!!! We did get a few video clips of her talking but haven't had a chance to edit it yet. We'll try to put that on the blog tomorrow too.
Tomorrow is our free day. We were thinking of taking the Grasslands tour but decided to forgo it. It is so far of a drive and the tour lasts most of the day. We might take our guide, Jessie, with us out shopping in the morning but we hope to sleep in a little. All three kids were very restless tonight after lights out.
It's been a great day and we look forward to what tomorrow will bring!