We had some fun with balloons before breakfast this morning.
Little Miss thought she would wear my flip-flops to her medical exam.
Ryan took Hallie to her exam and I stayed back with Enoch and Kaitlyn. Too much time in a hotel room can make you get creative... they made a blanket/curtain fort to pass some time. Ryan forgot to take pictures at the medical appointment, but said it went well. Hallie was cooperative and brave. She didn't cry, even when she got her blood drawn. Though her compliance is much appreciated, her lack of emotion makes me sad. I think she has learned that crying won't get her comfort. When she wakes up in the morning or from a nap, she will just lay there quietly in her crib until we realize she's awake and get her up, she never calls for us to get her up. Again, it seems like she has learned that calling out won't do her any good... she thinks that she just needs to wait quietly until we're ready to come to her.
After the appointment, Ryan brought Hallie back to the room and went to do some more paperwork. Kaitlyn might have been slightly bored.
Listening to her music on the iPod seems to be a good de-stressor for this girl. I highly recommend "Little Mandarin" to any adoptive families. It has been the best thing we brought for Hallie. (We also have some nice Chinese lullabies that a friend sent us, but I don't know the name of the album) After some singing, dancing and lunch she took a nap and we all rested for a while.
After Hallie's nap, we went to explore a park that is just across the street from our hotel. It was pretty incredible, much more than you'd see at a regular public park in the US. It was kind of a combination of gardens, waking trails, playground, recreation area... and we didn't even see the whole thing, so I'm not even sure what else was there.
There were as many adults using the playground equipment as there were kids. I guess it was more of a fitness area/playground combination.
The humidity in Guangzhou is killer and after walking around the park we were all drenched in sweat. We figured if we were going to get drinks with dinner, we might as well have Slurpees. Don't judge.
Hallie is a Slurpee girl :) She's giving thumbs and saying "Slurpee, hao!" (Slurpee, good!)
This girl has the funniest little grandma shuffle-run.
Four more days until we go home!