After the park, we went shopping! There are amazing little shops all over Shamian that sell Chinese silk outfits, fans, tea sets, anything you could want so we bought all of the kids Chinese outfits, and a bunch of Gotcha Day gifts for Charlotte for all of her Gotchaversaries, including a chop, which is a stamp with your name carved on it, that they carved for us while we waited! After that, we drug our tired selves back on the subway to get back to the hotel.
Later, we went swimming and then dinner and now here we are hanging out in our room again. Charlotte is happy and smiling tonight, which is wonderful after last night! We just have to take it day by day, knowing that just because she's rejecting you one day, doesn't mean she will be the next day and just because you're her favorite today, doesn't mean you won't just make her tear up every time you come near her tomorrow. She does seem to be more and more comfortable with us each day so I really hope that she's beginning to open up her heart to us! She is a very lovable little girl!
Basically every adoptive family attempts to take a picture of their child with these statues. It's rarely successful ;-)
Liana did better this time than she did 4 1/2 years ago! lol
This is about as close as Charlotte was willing to get. Look how cuddly she is! She's a little koala!
Too much cuteness!
They have so much fun together!
Fishing with a net. We saw him catch a big one!
Ella being Ella <3
She cuddles me so tightly
My handsome son