Monday, March 20, 2017
Happy 1 week as a Hines, Ethan Si Lee! We celebrated Ethan's first week as a Hines by going to Shamian Island here in Guangzhou. It's such a sweet little town that sort of resembles Charleston. We also found a little shop where all of the proceeds benefit orphans with special needs so we did some shopping there.
So thankful for a relatively smooth first week with Ethan. Praising God that this time next week, the whole Hines clan will be together again!
Sunday, March 19, 2017
For lunch, we went to the dumpling place again. Apparently, we've been coming so much that they decided to roll out a red carpet for Ethan. HA!
Then tonight, our sweet boy played himself to sleep. We are enjoying our time in China, but I'm so ready to get home to Brian and the other children. We leave on Friday!
NOTE: I'm attempting to update the blog whenever I get a second but I'm going back and forth between today and catching up from days past. So make sure you go back in time to read the other entries. By the end, there *should* be an entry for each day we are in China.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Ethan got his first bath last night! He wasn't so sure of the water at first, but by the end he really liked it. When you are 23lbs, you get to take a bath in the bathroom sink!
Tonight, we went to Joanna's apartment. Then we went to visit the Navis family that also live here in Guangzhou. Turns out, Joanna teaches with the Navises! Such a small world! We had dinner there and they had toys so it was good to keep Ethan entertained. Fun to have several connections here in China!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Our hotel comes with breakfast every morning and it's delicious! It's a breakfast buffet and they have all sorts of international foods. Ethan is loving the hotel breakfasts, too! His favorites so far are hard boiled eggs, watermelon, and drinkable yogurt.
The shoes Ethan came in from the orphanage were several sizes too big. So tonight, we went to Aveon to get him some new shoes. I think he likes his new shoes!