Monday, June 17, 2013

The Rest of the First Day with Emma

After we left the adoption center, we had to stop by Walmart since we had no diapers or formula or bottles. We also grabbed some snacks while we were there. Emma saw a bag of chips and demanded it. The girl has no problem communicating what she wants. It is very important for bonding to give as many yeses (is that a word?) as possible. So she had the chips and ate the whole bag (larger than snack size but smaller than full size). We made it back to the hotel and went to KFC which is right next to our hotel. It is not like KFC at home,but at least we can sorta know what we are ordering. Ordering is challenging here because there is very little English spoken. We are a spectacle wherever we go and people are not afraid to stare and point and count. Nate is still getting his picture taken, but not as much as in Beijing. We made it back to the hotel and played for a while and Facetimed a few people. She had her first shower (no tub here) and then it was bedtime. She snuggled right up and went to sleep pretty easily. Our hotel room is pretty small. Mark, Emma, and I are in one room, and the boys are in the room next door. There are only two twin beds in each room. Mark moved the bench/sofa next to the bed so Emma wouldn't roll off.

- Jenna


  1. I understand your dilemma trying to order in a restaurant where you're not familiar with the language. Mark and I went to Burger King here and we had a dickens of a time trying to communicate no onions on the burgers.

  2. We did a lot of pointing at pictures when we ordered. They would see us coming & pull out the picture menu. KFC was the cheapest option every time & they gave us free ice cream! We love reading about your adventure & Emma!