The Brichetto Girls

The Brichetto Girls
Gia and Jeannie

Happy Birthday Jeannie!

Happy Birthday Jeannie!
Jeannie's first birthday party

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Last night in Nanning

It has been a while since I posted. Jeannie has discovered the computer and now it is very difficult to get it away from her. They are both in bed now ( it is 9:00 p.m. here )

We have had a very quiet last few days. We have spent most of our time in the room playing.
The girls are still getting along great. The only time Jeannie has cried is when Gia landed on her head when they were jumping on the bed. Our biggest problem still is Gia's jealousy. It doesn't seem to matter how many times we reassure her, she still has melt downs whenever we give any type of attention/affection to Jeannie.

Tonight we went to dinner at a restaurant next to the hotel. It has over 100 items to choose from. There are pictures of all of the dishes, and you can pick what you want. There are whole ducks ( head and all ), bulls balls soup, and I could go on. It is quite interesting, however the food is great and very inexpensive. An order of fried noodles is less than $1.00
The best part of the night was when Gia told Jeannie to quiet down, and Jeannie spit in her face!
Spitting is acceptable in China. This is just one of the many "manners" things we need to work on!

It has been raining or misting for the past 2 days. Today our guide took us to a beautiful park, but the views were limited due to fog and mist. The biggest excitement was when the girls needed to use the rest room, and it was a "squatty" potty. Most have a hole in the ground to squat over, but this one just had a trench that they needed to position themselves over. I got a couple of good photo's, however I won't post them here! Gia was not happy!

Tomorrow night we leave for Guangzhou. It is a one hour flight, and the first for Jeannie. It will be nice to meet up with some other families that we met earlier in the week. 5 nights there and then home!

It is bedtime, and you can hear all of the babies crying. The floor we are on in this hotel is mainly for adoptive families. You can walk up and down the isle, and hear crying from several rooms. We feel so bad for the parents and babies, and very happy for us. Our only problem is that the girls giggle and whisper, then get up to go "o-now" (potty) a few times.

Of note, the photo's that I have been posting are cutting off the right hand side - I am not sure how to fix this. Just wanted you to know that I really am not that bad of a photographer!

Goodnight from Nanning,
Bob, Theresa, Gia and Jeannie

1 comment:

Sharie said...

Oh my - I do have a picture of Gia's face after Jeannie spit at her. I laughed so loud.
I hope you'll let us know when you get settled in at home, we'd love to visit. Amelia knows about 15 words in Chinese and now thinks she's an expert:) I'd love to see her try to communicate with Jeannie.
(Amelia is going to Chinese school on Saturday mornings. She's 1 of 2 non-Chinese speakers in the class.)

Gotcha Day 1/30/2007

Gotcha Day 1/30/2007
Beautiful Gia

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie
Gia on the left and Jeannie on the right.

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie

Fu Cheng and Jia Fan

Fu Cheng  and  Jia Fan
Jeannie and Gia March 2009

Jeannie's beautiful smile

Jeannie's beautiful smile

Jeannie and Gia eating macaroni at Omaha Zoo

Jeannie and Gia eating macaroni at Omaha Zoo

First night's sleep in her clean warm bed. She loves her new home and forever family!

Jeannie, Ben and Gia at home.

Our travel group

Jeannie, Mama and Gia

Jeannie loves her Barbie

This is what it is like trying to work on the computer.

Getting ready for bed, and sleeping with their Barbies

Playing on the monkey bars at an outside playground. Jeannie could not do it at first, but after several attemps, she was keeping up with Gia.

Advertisement outside a restaurant. Looks yummy!

Dressed and ready for breakfast.

Three girls waiting for the immunizations.

Jeannie getting a shot and Gia holding her hand

Jeannie loves her hair in pigtails, Gia had to copy.

Sldeeping beauties. Notice their arms locked together.

Dressed like "twins" in $1.00 Walmart shirts.

Jeannie Fu Cheng

New back packs from Walmart

Gia helping mommy make blankets for the babies in the orphanage.

Happy girls. Notice Jeannie's pig tails. She loves to have her hair done.

Photo from Gotcha Day

I got my sister at last!

Jeannie told us through a translater " Now I won't be alone, I have a sister and a family"

After bath and ready for bed. Notice the hair clips in Jeannie's hair. She is a girly girl!!!

Close up shot of the nicest port-a-potty we have ever seen. Electronic sign to tell you if "occupied or vacant".

Bob and Gia in front of the "birds nest".

The Water Cube

The Olympic Torch

Beijing Airport

Our airplane over the North Pole

Look who we found in the suitcase.

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie
Dancing girls

Foster Mom

Foster Mom
Gia, Foster mom and Jeannie

Our Family

Our Family
Bob, Theresa, Ben and Gia