After our museum visit we went to the pearl and jade market. We got some nice things there. It was in a mall that was full of jewelry shops. While they were stringing the pearls, Lydia walked around and picked up trash. She kept handing it to people to throw away! Then she started finding pearls on the ground and bringing them to the workers. She charmed them so much that when we left they gave her a pearl bracelet (made of uneven pearls).
We went to a noodle restaurant for lunch. Our guide told Lydia we were going there and she was pretty excited. Once we got there though, she wanted the dumplings more than the noodles. We couldn't believe it. She only ate 2 bites of noodles!!! I guess that we found something she likes more than noodles. : )
It was quite late when we got home, so we put Lydia right down for a nap. She was so sleepy and didn't want to wake up. We took some time to organize all the things we bought yesterday, so we would know what we still needed to get at the shops. After Lydia finally woke up, we headed back to Shamian Island to buy what we needed. We got a lot of stuff at one of the shops and visited a few others. We ran out of Chinese Yuan and so we started dealing in US dollars. : ) They are just as happy to take that!!!
We ate McDonald's for supper which is right next to our hotel. Lydia wasn't so sure about hamburgers and French fries tonight. She did eat a little bit of French fries finally.
When we got back to our room, we let her stay up, since it really hasn't been that long since she woke up from her nap. She's been playing with a beach ball and reading "Good Night, God" over and over again with Baba. She doesn't let him hold her yet, but he's ok for reading, feeding, kissing booboos, etc. I think she's getting tired...she gets really silly when she's tired and she's acting really silly. I better go get her in the bathtub. : )
|Living Hope Adoption Group in front of the Folk Arts Museum|
|Finger painting artist|
|Lydia before the museum|