Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Zoo

We went to the Zoo today. The kids had a great time. It was nice to see green plants. The animal environments probably wouldn't fly in the United States. We saw a giant Panda, tigers, elephants, and giraffes. Thomas and Madeline were quite the attention getters again today. People were sneaking pictures of Bugga with their cell phones. While we were sitting down eating a snack people kept coming up to her to take her picture. She finally started to get irritated. We told her... now you know what Jennifer Aniston feels like. Of course she didn't know what we meant. After the zoo, our guides took us all to a Latin/Brazilian Restaurant. It was great food. A big buffet and great music. The kids are starting to think that we live here. They ask if we can go "home" to the hotel. They both are learning a little bit of Chinese and know when to use it. Bugga only messed up once. She told the attendant Good Morning, last night. That's Okay, I still don't know what day it is. All I know is there is way to much time left. Tomorrow is another tour. A museum. Not for me. Barb will probably go and maybe Pete. Wednesday is Bliss' medical exam. I think it is an American Doctor. I caught a stomach virus or something. I accidently brushed my teeth with the hotel water. Pete drank it by accident the first day we were here so I figured it wouldn't bother me. Don't really know what it was but it hurts. Bliss is eating like a piglet now. She's ravenous. She can't get enough food and grunts for more. Jill, tell Kyle he has some competition arriving soon.
Oh I almost forgot.......Enjoy that hurricane. We are getting good at being out of town for them. Hopefully it stays weak. We miss everyone so much. Thanks again for all of your emails and comments. We love waking up and reading them.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of your updates! I have to tell you that I have everyone at the Tampa General Pre-op Center addicted to your story! Thet are all checking it at home and at work. Everyone is so excited for you, even though they have never met you. They all agree that what you're doing is wonderful. We're all thinking about you and wish you all the best for the rest of your trip!

Anonymous said...

from Ann and Jerry Scheel
We want to let you know that we are very thrilled to be watching everything that is going on with your family.
Combined with Barb's e-mails we feel like we are almost there with all of you.
We have enjoyed sharing much of what you have written with friends.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Ann and Jerry
Wishing you the best, Ann and Jerry

Allan said...

Bring ear plugs and patience to the medical exam. It's an assembly line of babies getting poked and prodded.

Have fun!!

Darlene said...

What a great story! She is beautiful. Send me a pic for the newletter soon! God Bless you all!
Darlene and Family

Anonymous said...

Hi Thomas,
Wow! You must be having a great time in China. I have been enjoying looking at all the pictures of your adventures. Little Bliss is so cute : ) Your Blue Room friends have been talking about how cool it is that you are on the Continent of Asia and we can't wait for you to come home and share all your expieriences with us.
Ms. Caren