Another early morning of getting up at 6, so we could figure out our laundry situation. We tried to figure out the cheapest way to get only what we needed washed at the hotel. We ate Granola Bars and PopTarts for breakfast, while Maria had her 1st full bowl of Cheerios. She swallows the Cheerios probably because they are softened by her formula. We met Hellen our guide at 9:30 for sight seeing at the Jinci Temple.
It was fun including Maria in our pictures from sight seeing today. Almost every building included a set of stairs, so Gary got a lot of exercise carrying her up the stairs in her stroller. We got back to the hotel aournd 12:45. Gary, Macella, & Kirstie walked a few blocks to Pizza Hut. Here Pizza Hut is fancier than the ones back home, it looks and feels more like the Olive Garden at home. They brought pizza back, but first we had to ok all of Maria's documents from yesterday in the hotel lobby. They seemed ok, so we're all set for appointments next week.
Back to the room for time allowing Maria to walk and explore. She seems so fascinated with everything and pretty happy. She has started coming into her own and certainly makes her wants known, such as moving Marsha's hand to open crackers for her. She would rather be held than do anything, so we've tried to make her play by seeing that Kirstie & Macella play. Last night she fell asleep in our arms because we cannot bear to have her cry in a crib.
Tonight we're going to relax with a movie. So far we haven't even watched a full movie before falling asleep.
Please enjoy pictures from our day:
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