Jodi & I left the kids with the dads and went back to Shamain island for a few more gifts. It was a nice get away and I wrapped up my shopping. As were leaving a store, the owner of the store asked us to please go back to America and tell our friends that there are so many orphans that need a family. She thanked us for adopting the children and again asked for us to please use the internet to let people know the kids need homes. Broke my heart. She said she would love to help a child but it is very hard in China to have more than one child, and she has a 9 year old boy. We take for granted all of our priveleges in America. The Chinese people have very little control over their lives. I just can't imagine living the way they do. Eric and I have learned so much while we've been here. We soaked in as much as we could so that we can share it with Ella one day when she asks. As for today, I am just thankful to be bringing her home to a family and a better life. I am thankful that she will have the oppurtunity to make her own choices and be anything she wants to be. I am so very thankful that she will worship God. Not many gods.
Now look out family and friends at home-because sister is a little Mongolian FIRECRACKER!
her favorite party trick-one of many-hope she outgrows it! lol
she loves to pack things in bags-this kept her entertained for about 20 minutes!
before our consulate appointment-half dressed without a bow-have no idea where it was! her orneriness probably took it out when she saw the camera!
look out world!
she poses for the camera now-she actually points to the camera and then herself so I will take her picture! I'm telling you-we are in trouble with this one!