Joshua is becoming more and more comfortable with us each day and he is responding with smiles and sometimes laughter, which is so beautiful. We have learned that he has quite a temper and a good set of lungs, and together, that makes for some crazy times. Makena is so sensitive and for a few days, it would really upset her when he cried, so we would have both of them crying. We are working on that. Joshua really does not like it when things are taken away from him and we are working on that as well.
We were so happy that we were able to visit the orphanage yesterday. As one of the photos show, some of the older boys who were playing outside, ran up to us and said, "Jia Bai! Jia Bai!". They were so excited to see him. We could tell that the nannies who took care of him were so loving and good with the children. It was so incredible to meet them and to be able to see where he stayed for the first 20 months of his life. When we left, it made me sad that we didn't have the same opportunity to see Makena's orphanage and be able to offer her the photos and experiences that we have with Joshua.
We have a few free days before we leave on Saturday for Guangzhou. Not sure what we will do - maybe venture out to do a little shopping or try to find a park. Its hard for Makena as there is not a lot to do here and she misses home. It will be easier in Guangzhou as there are several parks nearby the hotel and more kids to play with. And we will have more options for food - here, we are pretty much on hotel food and while it is good, we are ready for something new and different.