We've got poop! Not once, but twice! Yeah Poop!
We went to the orphanage yesterday. This is the only thing I'll say publicly about it: it was very nice to go see. The nanies were beyond thrilled to see her, and we got to see her bed, her friends, the elderly in the back building all came out to say goodbye to her. It was bare and it was very cold. That is all I'll say, not because there was anything bad at all, but because that is where I draw the line in sharing Sprout's life with you guys, at least on my public blog.
Spekaing of Sprout, she spent 2 hours alone with her grandparents yesterday, while Daddy was on Dumpling nap duty and Mommy left to go shopping with Wilma. I know, we are heartless mothers, you should report us to CPS!!! We bought squeeky shoes and lolly pops and walked at our own frenetic pace, without carrying strollers up and down the pedestrian overpasses. Wilma and I, we know how to shop in China! (OK, our skills are probably transferable everywhere in the world, but we excercise togeher only in China!!!) (BTW, Hefei is not a good shopping city. The shoes are really ugly and there are barely any cute chinese cotton pajamas, which Wilma and I both love for the girls - there will be LOTS of shopping in Beijing!)
Sprout laughs with everyone but me. With Daddy, with Grandma and Grandpa, with the neighbours across the hall. When I come in, she turns back into a big cuddly ball of dough and just wants to nuzzles and cuddle, which is just fine by me. She also talks a lot with Daddy. None if it inteligable, but she likes to talk to him.
She took a short bath with her big sister yesterday. Dumpling was only too happy to show her how to splash and help clean her incredibly dirty belly button (an outy!!!!)
and go figure, we came to China and Dumpling managed to meet Mulan... at least she thinks she did! The hostess to the conference taking place on the 3rd floor of the hotel didn't really understand Dumpling's excitement and certainly had no idea why Dumpling asked where her small dragon was and if she wanted to eat an apple!!!!