This morning at approximately 9 am Miss Xiao Cheng became Samantha Hope!
She was so shy at her interview but actually wrote her sentence allowing us to be her parents.
The questions were routine and then the interview was over....
We went to the White Swan later to take photos by the falls. We had fun.
She loved the fish but stayed clear of the edge of the water, I sensed a definite
fear there of the water.
The White swan is beautiful but I am really sold on the Holiday Inn ShiFu...
It is lovely. the staff is helpful and speaks English. the buffet is large and plentiful as well.
As we did last time.graded to the executive floor. This is actually saving us money since our
room did not include breakfast or internet. or a fee of 260 Yuan more we get 2 breakfasts and the
internet as well as use of the executive lounge. The lounge has cold drinks, fruit, and dessert available all day (free).
Also, there is happy hour and hot/cold appetizers from 4-7 (free). It is so worth the upgrade as we can easily eat dinner at happy hour and we slip in many times a day for a cold soda or water.
Xiao Cheng, as she wishes to be called, is still super shy and does not say anything unless we directly ask her.
We even met other families today with children but she really stayed to herself. I guess we will see what happens when Piper is with her! I pray she opens up. She has an adorable personality when we get to see it. She loves the silly
shows on tv and giggles alot. I have to tell you...I let out a huge burp today and she laughed so hard...I may have to let another one "slip" to see her laugh hard tomorrow..... ok..TMI??? You all that really know me...you know how much I love to joke and kids around :)
Tonight we had dinner with 6 other Lifeline Children's services families. (www.lifelineadoption.org) They were all great. Two special ones we met were "Ladybug" families.
They had used the service Angela and I provide and we finally got to meet them. It was awesome. God's hands in action..as we met the very people we serve for Him. Truly our service is a ministry...we love our families and try to serve them as if we are serving the Lord.
So-- thats about it for today. Loved spending some time with my newest girl! I have also skyped with my mom and the kids/hubby back home. What a blessing to see them and them to see me/Samantha!
Much love to you all-
Kelly and Samantha--Xiao Cheng!~