Saturday, June 20, 2009
Tiananman Square and The Forbidden City
Today was truly an amazing day. I love history. I am constantly glued to the history channel. For me to stand in Tiananman Square and the Forbidden City was the experience of a lifetime.
It is very hot here right now, so the struggle on this day trip was to keep the little ones hydrated. One woman had a heat stroke while I was standing nearby. The temperatures are in teh 90's. The pace is quick with our group and I was pushing 100 pounds in a stroller. Tons of stairs! But it was fabulous.
People here are very attracted to Elijah and Sophia. They are constantly photographing them and asking to have their pictures taken with them. We get lots of pointing. Some people smile and some people look disapproving. Chinese women are all about Eli, they want to talk to him and hug him. The waitresses bring him goodies and one of the waitresses here at the hotel calls him Superman. It is totally going to his head. With Sophia, people want to touch her. They try to talk to me about her, but I do not speak Chinese and cannot understand exactly what they are saying. I know they are wondering about adoption and how she came to be with us. Many say beautiful.