Tuesday, April 17, 2007

There's No Place Like Home!!

We are so glad to be home and recovering from our trip. The girls were troopers on the flight home. They both slept about 11 hours of the 13 hour flight. The other flights were a little difficult for Ella because she had an ear infection and the pressure in the smaller planes was painful but they were both only about two hours each. The trip was very exhausting and we are so glad to be back home in our own beds. There were a lot of things going on in Guanzhou so we were not able to post as much as we wanted to. Ella became very ill with a fever and it turned out that she had an ear infection and tonsilitis. She is doing much better now. We think she is cutting her first teeth but we have learned a few home remedies that seem to be really helping. Since we didn't get to post in Guanzhou, I posted a few pictures from our trip.
Here is one of the biggest reasons we are glad to be home. Living in a hotel for two weeks is not easy. Our bottles had to be made with bottled water and sterilized in an electric water boiler. Ella likes her bottles hot so everyday we would fill a thermos with boiling water and mix it with room temp bottled water to adjust the temperature for her bottle while we were on our outings

We could have laundry done fairly cheap but we washed our smaller items in the sink to save some money.

Here the sisters on Easter Sunday

Heres Ella at her medical exam required for all adoptees

There's nothing like a little Starbucks to make you feel at home. Here's Claire and Ella enjoying her first Frappacinno

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