9/14 – Guangzhou Zoo & Swimming

Posted On: Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Another great day today!  Come to think of it, I don’t think we’ve had a bad day yet. 🙂  We took a bus with our group to the Guangzhou Zoo this morning.  It was hot and sticky, but luckily most of the pathways were shaded by large trees.  I think this is the first really hot day that we’ve experienced, mostly because we were out and about in the heat. 

Long purple tongues!

We assumed this would be Jiao Jiao’s first time seeing most of the animals (not on TV), but she said it wasn’t.  Not sure if we believe that or not since there aren’t many elephants and such running around Henan Province, much less Puyang city. 🙂  Her favorite was the giraffe, probably because we got to feed them.  She would hold out the leaves, but as soon as those long purple tongues got close to her outstretched hand she would pull back quickly, sometimes dropping the leaves before they could grab them.  🙂

Feeding the giraffes.

After the zoo we had a quick bite at a local deli (really yummy with lots of tempting desserts!) and then came back to the hotel for swimming—another first for Jiao Jiao.  She could hardly wait!  (Especially since she lost the swimming privilege yesterday for not following directions.  She was incredibly disappointed about that.)  She had a blast.  She squealed and giggled and thought that was the greatest thing ever.  SOOO glad I brought floaties!  She might not have enjoyed it so much without them. 🙂

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3 Responses to “9/14 – Guangzhou Zoo & Swimming”

  1. Sally Davis Fordham says:

    Look at that face–so much joy! What a blessing you will be in each other’s lives. Have I mentioned that I LOVE adoption? Thanks for sharing your story. Can’t wait to hear more.

  2. Nancy Weissman says:

    Comment about the zoo. We took Nicholas here and he seemed to be familar with the animals as well. He fed the giraffes with out problem and with no fear. You would think a little kid that never stepped foot out of an orphanage would be scared to death.
    p..s great skyping with you this morning!

  3. Nancy Weissman says:

    Comment about the zoo. We took Nicholas here and he seemed to be familar with the animals as well. He fed the giraffes with out problem and with no fear. You would think a little kid that never stepped foot out of an orphanage would be scared to death.
    p..s great skyping with you this morning!

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