It's hard to believe they've already been here a whole week! We've been having too much fun to keep up with blogging... ;) It also rained almost all week. But we still managed to stay pretty busy!
Sunday after church, since it was a beautiful day, and even had BLUE SKY(!!), Ryan took Danielle and Alex out to lunch with friends and then to the Bund. They got to eat authentic Muslim Chinese food, enjoy the sites, and went to prayer meeting to finish off the day. I opted to take the girls home with PB&J in the car to get them naps. ;)
Tuesday was a picture free day. But we filled it with play and work. With extra hands here to help, I'm taking friends who just had a baby a meal every Tuesday for 6 weeks. One of the hard things about being far from many western friends is no meal train when babies arrive! She blessed me when we came back with a new born, so I'm glad to have time to bless her! So Alex and Danielle watched the girls in the late afternoon so I could finish making a favorite: homemade chicken pot pie! We'd planned to have them come here since baby hadn't arrived yet, but got news that morning that they were in the hospital! So all but my friend and the new bitty girl came, and we celebrated the joy of new birth!
Wednesday morning found me walking to the supermarket again with Alex and Hadassah, while Ellie napped at home with Danielle. So nice to be able to go places while baby is sleeping! Alex played with Hadassah at a play place there... You have to pay for it, so it's a rare treat, but on the third day of rain, we make the exception and pay to help her get energy out! I got to shop in peace and buy tons of plastic containers that Alex carried home for me. With extra arms to carry babies and things, I finally got my kitchen organized!!
Now Dassah's dolls are enjoying many trips in their airplane. Often Dassah acts out the story of the family flying and then getting out at the doll house and running to greet the grandparent dolls. Oh how she loves grandparents...
On Friday we went to Nanjing for an overnight trip. But that's going to take an entire blog post of its own!