Monday, July 28, 2008

First Full Day with Lilymei

Lilymei slept the whole night through.  She went to bed @ 8:30pm and awoke at 7am.  She had congee with meat, dim sum, yogurt, and watermelon for breakfast.  Breakfast is a more traditional Chinese fare rather than the Western breakfasts we had at the Radisson in Beijing.  Scott said the coffee here is the strongest he's ever had.
Jean, Lilymei, and the boys in the lobby of the hotel, The Phoenix, where we met the notary and the registrar.  We were so happy that we didn't have to travel anywhere to do today's paperwork.  
Lilymei watched us put our fingerprints all over the documents but she sure didn't like giving her own footprint.  

Lilymei and her boys in our hotel room.  She had a fun afternoon of playing with her stacking cups,  reading her book, and playing with cars.  She even let the boys take a turn at holding her tonight before bed.
Lilymei's first bath.  She cried for most of it but she didn't try to climb out.  Doesn't she just look pitiful?! Her parents must be so mean.  
Lilymei all snug in the towel having Baba (Daddy) brush her teeth for the first time.  She really seemed to enjoy it!  We'll see how it goes tomorrow.

This video is from Sunday night~the first night in the room.  We thought it was hilarious how she would eat a small cracker.  Tonight she was throwing them in her mouth whole, sometimes.  
Tomorrow we are off to get Lilymei's passport paperwork completed and then to the Zhaojun Tomb.  We miss you all!  Look for more photos to come.

8 comments:

Christe said...

You guys look so happy! She is the cutest thing ever! I love the bath photo. See you very soon, Christe

Liz and Ava said...

Congratulations on receiving your daughter...she is just beautiful!
I adopted my daughter from Hohhot April 18,2007.

Anonymous said...

She is really cute. I can't wait to meet my new cousin. Love, Hailey

Anonymous said...

Lilymei,
I can teach you how to eat fist full of crackers at a time!
Love,
Will

Holly said...

Congrats! Isn't it surreal to finally have your child in arms after all the waiting?
Josiah was also terrified of a bath and he HATED having his teeth brushed....from the dental visit upon return home...it was apparent that teeth brushing was a new thing to him....we basically gave up in China since he was so traumatized by it. It took him several weeks to stop crying at a bath...just try to remember how new everything is to her. Food was a BIG bonding tool! She's beautiful! Enjoy your time in China- believe it or not, it will fly by!
Blessings,
Holly- another Hohhot mommy

The Franz Family said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy. Reading your blog brought back so many memories of adopting my first daughter when we traveled with our two boys of your boys ages...thanks for sharing. Enjoy!!
Sue

Anonymous said...

I turned the computer on all by myself! Dad showed me how. I don't know about you guys but I think that baby is a doll. Her brothers are handsome and you guys really look happy. We saw the video but no sound. Dad is going to fix that or sleep in the shed. Love and prayers to you all Mom and Mima Dad/Papa

Anonymous said...

I think you guys put in the photo of you brushing her teeth just for me. Way to go! She looks like she fits rigt in with your family . Have a safe trip back and continue to keep us posted on how things are going. -Doug Littlefield

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