I got a minute at the computer to write more while Suhui plays with Baba. She laid down with me briefly, but she never would go to sleep. She usually has a nap in the afternoon, but I guess this is just too much excitement. She keeps all of the toys we have given her very close. She had to move them all to the bed with us when we laid down.
We have gradually peeled the layers of clothes off throughout the afternoon. For those of you who don’t know, the Chinese bundle there children with many layers of clothes. She had on a large coat, two thick sweaters, and an undershirt. She had on four pairs of pants. Two pairs were very thick, one lined with fleece. Two pairs of socks.
She went over to the clothes we brought for her and wanted to put on a night gown, so we put it on. Then later she wanted to take a bath. She had a great time playing in the bubbles and water. She did not like me washing her hair. She has a scar on her chest several inches long from her heart surgery.
She is a very giggly little girl. Loves to laugh.
The orphanage director and her teacher seemed to care for her very much.
She is sitting in bed with Tommy gnawing on another chicken bone. Poor girl. She knows how to get every piece of meat off of the bone.
Here are some more photos.
This is Suhui with our guide Zoe. Zoe has been fantastic!
Her teacher got her to show us how she could write her numbers.
Above Suhui wanted to put on her backpack before we left. She seemed ready to go with us.
This is the orphanage director with Suhui. He seemed very eager to keep in touch with us and hear how Suhui is doing and wants us to send photos of her.
Here is Suhui chilling out in the van on the way back to the hotel.
She wanted me to put barrettes in her hair when I showed her the ones we brought for her.
She loves the computer!
She likes to look at herself in the mirror wearing the sunglasses I brought for her. She likes to wear my glasses and Tommy’s also and look in the mirror.
I will post more later. I just wanted to get some more photos up. Tommy and Caleb have gone to the market to get some food. I need to spend some time with this little girl.
Eli and Titus, I can hardly wait for you to meet Rachel! We’ll try to talk to you on Skype later!