Friday, September 5, 2008

Here is the Drum Tower, that they wouldn't let us in and they wouldn't let buy a ticket. It was one of those "Drum tower"? Yes yes Drum Tower! Buy Ticket? NO NO. ????
Then they just started to ignore us! LOL

Here is a fellow making Isabelle her scroll with her name. They each got one. they are the most beautful ones I've seen.
The girls decided to put on a "show" for us! Too funny!!

The girls buying some necklaces.
Getting a lesson on how to play the ARHU? I think I got a lesson on how to sound like your killing a cat! LOL

I thought the girls were going to die laughing at me! Lily kept her hands over her ears.
This instrument is played in the Beijing Opera. It is a very old instrument.
When played right it is very melodic.

The weather has been fantastic, although the smog is sooo bad, my pictures are actually turning out cloudy. It is about 31 everyday and very humid.
Today Cheryl and Barb are going to visit some hutongs that are scheduled to be torn down.
We'll be heading to some in Beijing, so instead we are going to visit the monestDabeiyuan Monastery.
Monday is the adoption day. We are all very excited. We then stay for a few more days in tianjin to complete some paper work and we head off to Beijing on Friday night. We don't get home to Fred till Sept 19th at midnight.

We are off to breakfast now. We seem to be get our bodies adjuted to the time change. Took much longer than last time. I suppose with 3 sick kids it would take longer.



Mom to Lucy and Lisa said...

MIDNIGHT?!?! Ugh. Well, I'll be there in spirit!! :)

It looks like you all are having such a great time. How wonderful for the girls to all get to enjoy China and be there to meet their brother.

Can't wait to check my computer Monday morning!! How exciting. The time is drawing near!!!!

geminirn said...

Oh I'm so jealous that the aunties are going to the hutongs,we went on a hutong tour and LOVED it!!!

Love all the photos,everyone looks great the sroll looks so beautiful,I can't wait to see them all.

Hope you enjoy your Monastery visit,take lots of photos.Oh I just can't wait to see that handsome little man in his momma's arms on Monday.....yipppeeee!!!

Have a great Day and good night from the rifle!

LadyBug Journals said...

What are the hutongs ? I need to do a google search ..... ( tell the aunts to take lots of pictures).
Wow all look like you are having a fun time. Krista look like a natural on the instrument ....( did you sing too ?)
Glad that you are all adjusting to the time zone all look happy and more importantly , healthy
Can't wait til Monday ...
What time do you meet him ?
Andrea, Alycat and the boys

Sheila said...

Love the pictures, looks like everyone is having a great time. Miss Lily looks all grown up handing out the CDN flag, What a cutie and I'm so glad she is feeling better!!

I so can't wait till Monday!! FAMILY DAY!!!!!Finally we get to see the D family all together. That little man is going to love his new family, how could he not!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
XZ sends hugs to you all and she also said to give one to Lilys new baby brother too!

Just Us Girls said...

Great pictures and glad to hear everyone is feeling better.

Looking forward to MONDAY!!!!..finally get to see Hanlin with his family!!

Enjoy your weekend and keep up the posts, we ALL thank you!!!


Anonymous said...

Hey Matante Krista (and Cheryl and Barbie)!
This is your favorite 15 year old niece here!
I was wondering if you could tell the cousins I'm extremely jealous and I hope they're having fun.
And tell Hanlin his new cousins says "Hi".
Have fun!

geminirn said...

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!IS ANYONE OUT THEREEEEEEEEEE??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????