This morning, we had some little gifts for the girls to open. It was not much, but they enjoyed them. I think Rae was a little amazed. The biggest hit - jump rope and stacking cups. After breakfast we were able to attend a church service on Shaiman Island. The service was in Chinese and English which made it a little easier to understand. As I sat in the church service listening to the children perform their little Christmas program, I thought about Rae. Knowing this is her first church service and hearing about Jesus. I almost just sat there and cried. We were also happy she sat there and behaved fairly well.
We had a fun afternoon at a nearby park before meeting the other families for dinner. We did find a food she doesn't really like - iceberg lettuce. Also at dinner, she was putting us to shame with her chopstick skills, but Hannah and I didn't give up like Noel and Emily. I was happy I tried my first sushi - a beef roll. I know maybe not too adventurous to some, but if you know me - it was.
We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
|Merry Christmas from the Dear Girls!!|
|the girls Christmas presents|
|Rae opening hers|
|the girls ready for our afternoon in the park|
|riding on the paddle boat|
|wearing Mama's sunglasses|