We spent both of the past two days on Shamian Island. During our first three adoptions from China, our hotel was on the island and we loved that. But, there's been construction there for the past year and most adoptive families are staying on the mainland now. So, instead of staying there, we just went back to visit.
We had such a fun two days! Grace and KaiKai had an especially fun time playing on the playground there. I can see a lot of parks in our homeschooling future!
We also enjoyed talking with the shop owners, talking with other adoptive families who were visiting the island, visiting the church there (I hope to write more about my thoughts on this later), checking out all of the fun statues, watching couples getting wedding pictures taken (this is very common on the island), and eating candied hawthornes.
I took a bunch of pictures and videos. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble with the VPN again, so I can't post the videos. But, I'm sending Meredith the photos, and she is graciously posting for me again!