We were able to visit the Temple of Hohhot today. It was very interesting and it was our lucky day because the monks had gathered in the temple to pray. About 30 of them lined the floor and we were able to go in but I couldn't take any pictures. They were chanting and praying and people were walking thru them (I'm assuming for blessings?). I don't know. It was interesting but really gave me the creeps. We cut the visit short and got out of there. I did manage to buy Ella a traditional Mongolian dress and hat. It's so cute!
This afternoon we went to pick up Ella's passport. It was some type of government building with security guards. She was very quiet the entire time-I really think she was nervous. As much as I hate for her to feel that way, I am glad because that is another sign of attachment. She has definetely attached to me-it gets stronger every day. She's still making Daddy work a little bit harder for her love! She'll get there though-the main thing is that she has attached to one of us! I bet it's a complete different story by the end of next week.
Little princess peanut is a girly girl. She watches everything I do and wants to do the same. Chapstick, make-up, lotion. It's very interesting considering she hasn't seen women do these things before. She is really starting to blossom-today she was a little more challenging, but I can only imagine everything she is feeling. Have I said she's smart?? haha! Scary smart. Like the kind of smart that we are going to have to keep 5 steps ahead of her!
Here are the random pics of her today-I'll try to blog tomorrow but I'll have to see how the day goes. We're flying to Guangzho and I may be done after a 3 hr flight on a little bitty plane! I just pray sister sleeps most of it!
And then there's this-
Ella didn't see my buy this today and I really bought it thinking of the future-I wanted to show her someday something traditional from her birth place. When we came back to the room she saw the hat thru the bag and wanted to put it on. Then she saw the dress and brought it to me. I asked her if she wanted to wear it and she started taking off her clothes and rubbed her belly. Apparently that was her yes! So we dressed her up and she was so proud of herself. She kept looking at herself in the mirror and when she walked around she lifted the skirt so she wouldn't step on it. Again, interesting. We paraded around the hotel for a while and let her show it off. How cute is she?
She discovered the suitcase today. Turquoise shoes (not squeaky), yellow bow, and pajama bottoms. There are no words needed.