Friday, March 23, 2012
The first few days were beautiful in NWA, but then it started raining and rained and rained and rained. We found fun things to do inside and out! We played in Gigi and Papa's yard and on the porch, met the cousins at the playground at Lake Fayetteville and Pinewood, went to Chuck E. Cheese, visited the new Crystal Bridges Museum, shopped at our fav places, ate the best food, and tried to spend as much time with Gracie as possible.
One rainy day, Trey came over and we made an Easter bunny house, the Easter equivalent of a gingerbread house. They were so proud of themselves!
Look what Juju and Mike brought Mary Ella from China! All of the cousins got Chinese dresses or pajamas and all of the girls got pearls purchased by the string and strung by hand. And Brad got one of the drum things on Karate Kid II. Ha! Thanks for thinking of us!
Friday we spent some playtime with Gracie at the playground. She was sooo sleepy, but still so much fun! It's hard when you're still on China time!
Mary Ella looks ginormous next to her! We were happy to pass down all of ME's clothes, and she is so tiny it looks like she will get lots of wear out of most of them. Gracie is 16 months old, and she is wearing clothes from ME's first spring and summer before she turned one. And she has a tiny, tiny foot....size 2. It's funny because she looked kind of chunky in the pictures we saw of her at the orphanage, but it was because she was dressed in so many layers. She was literally dressed in 6 layers of clothes when Julie and Mike got her. They brought the whole pile home, and it is amazing. Apparently they think getting too cold can cause all kinds of ailments. Their guide while they were in China told Michael he got the stomach bug because he must have gotten too cold. I'm pretty sure it was the crazy food that messed up his system...don't think they will be eating Chinese food at home anytime soon!