Monday, June 01, 2009

This is the last full day in Nanchang China. I opted to stay in back at the hotel so Tate could stay on her routine of morning and afternoon naps. We are traveling with a total of 8 babies.... Tate is the only one who has not gotten sick with the cold crap. I am hoping if I keep her well rested, she will be able to avoid getting sick.

She is growing and learning so many things each day.

* When we first got her, she could say dadada. She has now added mamamama, mmmmmm, babababa and squeals.
* She will echo these sounds back to you.
* Patty Cake is now one of her favorite games. She claps now on her own.
* Her food includes besides the formula and rice cereal. Peas, carrots, squash, apple and pear fruit juices... diluted.
* She still is a champion sleeper and pooper.









This is the last night we have in Nanchang... tomorrow we will be boarding a plane to GZ for the last part of this journey

34 comments:

Eliza2006 said...

Cute pics! Sounds like things are going great. Love her outfit! ;)

Shari U said...

I think you might have hit the jackpot; that is one seriously gorgeous baby girl!!

emilylinda said...

She is still so cute and sounds amazingly healthy! Hope you have a nice time in Guanzhou. We loved it! We would love to meet Tate when you bring her home:)

Cindy and Co. said...

Oh Lisa I have been away for awhile and not keeping up!!!! How could I have missed this!!!! She is beautiful!!! Congratulations darlin'. I am so happy for you both!!!! I have to go finish reading the rest of the posts!!! Oh what a smile on her! Love and hugs from GA. Our prayers will be with you both as always!

Michelle said...

So cute. Have lots of fun in Guangzhou!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

TOOOOO CUTE...
Have a great last day...

Suzie said...

So glad to hear that things are going well. It must melt your heart to hear her say mama!!

Sara said...

She sure is cute! What a blessing, wishing you safe travels to GZ!

Sophie's World said...

We will be there in the next few weeks getting our daughter. So more wondful pictures are need so I can get a feel of what to expect form this wonderful experience. Enjoy!

Tracy said...

When are you coming to MInnesota with that darling girl! She has a million dollar smile!

Susie said...

It sounds like she is doing well and happy. I hope you have a safe trip to Guangzhou. Tate is a beautiful little girl!!

Shannon said...

Can't get over how beautiful your girl is! That outfit is mighty cute as well! Safe trip to GZ.

Doreen said...

Safe travels to your next step... closer to home. I look forward to seeing how Tate's doing on the last leg of your wonderful journey.

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

She is just so cute... have a safe flight.

Single PAP said...

she is SO adorable!! how old is she??

Samantha said...

Adorable!!!!!! Yay! Finally got a video to work!! She is sooooo sweet! Love her little screeches!

3D said...

That video made me smile!

Keep smilin!

Alyson and Ford said...

You are going to love GZ. Everything
from great parks and beautiful buildings to tons of great shopping and places to eat! And you get to take your Red Couch picture! :)
peace
fm

Catherine said...

What a sweetie! Those curled little toes are adorable!

Save travels to GZ.

Mendy said...

Adorable!

LiLi said...

So adorable! Love her green bow. Looking forward to you all coming home.

Ladybugsmom said...

So cute...you will love Guangzhou...easy to get around so many friendly people, shopping and all...but it is also sad to leave Nanchang the place you became a family...safe travels.
Emily

Erin said...

She looks so relaxed Lisa! It is a relief to get to Guangzhou I think, because it feels like a step toward home. Libby and I will love meeting Tate!

Ani said...

she has such beautiful eyes!

you are almost home!!!!

Jamie and Angela said...

I know everyone else has said it, but oh my that is one cute baby! I mean not in the "every baby is beautiful" sense but in the "absolutely adorable" sense. I could just eat her up!

Jessica said...

Congrats Lisa, she is Beautiful! Enjoy every minute!

Shelley said...

What a happy little sweetheart! You guys are doing an amazing job with Miss Tate. Look how far she has come in just a week!

BTW, like you, we brought family with us to China for Charlotte's adoption. We all held and cared for her. And not only did she lap up all that love, she adjusted beautifully. And 4+ years later, she absolutely adores the family that first welcomed her there. They are very special to her.

Whatever books might say, only you know best what is right for your daughter and your own situation. I believe that it does take a village. And I've seen the benefits of having loved ones actively participate in this incredible experience.

Enjoy your Tate and your last week in China, Lisa. You'll be home before you know it!

xx,

Shell

Marque and Liza said...

Oh, she is just too cute!!! I love the video-- can't wait to show Liza.
I love the squeal!
Marque and Liza

Tabitha said...

She really is SOOOO dang cute!!! I can't wait to see her for real!!

laurel said...

She is so charming! What a wonderful girl. You are a lucky family to have each other.

Kathy said...

Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL! I am very excited for you and have been following your blog so I can "relive" the experience I had just two years ago! My advice, you can't take too many photos or videos!

Timalee said...

Lisa- I can hardly stand how beautiful she is. Being a somewhat new Mom I can imagine the emotions you must be feeling. I have been reading and crying almost every day, what an adventure! She is so dang cute I can't wait to squeeze her...if you'll let me!! We love you and are so happy for you...can't wait to see her in person!
Love, Timalee

Karrie said...

Such a happy little girl!!
Congrats and best wishes for a safe, smooth trip home!!!

Our Journey to Jadyn Nicole said...

You have been so blessed - Tate is just adorable.