Sunday, September 26, 2010
After shopping for pearls and jade (BORING!!!) we finally got to go to a toy shop. I got the coolest plane! It lights up and goes round and round in circles and even tries to take off. Mama says that Chinese toys are the loudest!
We even found a McDonald's near the market. Can you believe it?
Our hotel is on an island called Shamian Island. When you go shopping on the island, there are lots of little stores. When you go into the stores, ladies will follow me around the store and show me toys to play with and then they try to get my mom to buy them for me. I try to get her to buy them too, but Mom says I can't have a toy every day. Bummer!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Our hotel here is really cool and good for families. There's a playroom with lots of toys and lots of kids to play with. There's an awesome pool, too. Last night we went to a restaurant called Lucy's. I had a hamburger, french fries and a milkshake. Boy, were they good. I like Chinese food, but it was nice to have something that tasted like home.
Today we went to the Six Banyan Tree Temple We met a real monk. I think he liked me because he pulled my ear and held my hands. It made me feel a little funny, so I was happy when we left.
Tonight we're going to have Papa John's pizza for dinner. That sounds real good!
Monday, September 20, 2010
After lunch we went to the pool! It was so much fun to splash and play. It was nice to spend a quiet day with my family.
My new little brother is learning how to play with me and share toys. He likes to throw things and sometimes throws toys at me. I don't like that part. He takes a lot of Mama and Baba's time. I don't like that part either. But he's a baby and needs lots of attention.
Later today we will fly on an airplane to a new city called Guangzhou. We will be there for over a week before going back home.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
After our trip, we played in our hotel's playroom. That was pretty fun! We had dumplings for dinner again. I just love dumplings.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I have been a very good big brother. I kept talking to Noah and asking him to play, and later on he gave ME the first smile. We took Noah back to the hotel and Baba and I got some food. Noah drank something called formula out of a bottle for Mama and she was very happy that he did that for her. Later, I helped my little brother get ready for bath and bed. I put a little blanket out for him in his crib, then listened to Baba read us both a story. Baba said that we both fell asleep, but I think that Noah fell asleep first.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
We all flew from Beijing to a city called Zhengzhou yesterday. We are now staying in a huge new hotel called the Crown Plaza. And guess what? They have a Walmart! We went there to get some food and snacks for baby Noah, and I helped try them out to make sure they were OK. It doesn't look like the Walmart at home. It was busy and full of colorful foods and different foods than what we have at home. I helped Mama get baby Noah's crib ready in the room. I am sooo excited to see my baby brother and get him into our family and start being a big brother!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The we went to see the area where the 2008 Olympics were held. The big stadium is called the Bird's Nest. I don't really remember watching the Olympics on TV, do you?
Our day ended with tickets to the Acrobat Show. My favorite part was when all the girls got on one bike. There were 13 girls riding on one bike. I'm only allowed to have one boy on my bike.
Today we will get on another airplane to fly to the city where we will meet my new brother. I'm exited and nervous about that.
Talk to you tomorrow!
Monday, September 13, 2010
I learned a little bit about time zones. Mama showed me with a globe and flashlight how when the sun is shining in Peachtree City, it is dark in China. And when it is daytime in China, it is dark at home. The time is 12 hours ahead here. I am getting up and getting ready on Tuesday morning while you are getting ready to go to bed Monday night. And when you get up and go to school on Tuesday morning, it is already Tuesday night here. That's pretty cool.
I woke up at 12:30, then 3:30, then again at 4:40 am. I am not tired and have lots of energy (at least for now).Today we will climb the Big Wall of China. (The guide called it the Great Wall). It's really big and really cool. Can't wait to show you some pictures!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Hi! I'm Micah! I'm 5 years old and I'm in Kindergarten. This Sunday, my family and I will be leaving to adopt my little brother. We will be flying over the moon and all the way to China! We will be traveling to Beijing, then to a city called Zhengzhou and then finally to a city called Guangzhou.
I'm very excited to be a big brother. I've never been a big brother before. I think I will be fun to boss my little brother around. That sounds cool. I also will have to be a good example and teach my brother the rules of our family. That sounds like a lot more work.
Please come back to my blog to follow my adventure!