Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday, September 20

Today we took the bus (it seemed the AC worked better today) over to Shamain Island to go to church. This church is a government sponsored church.. The sermon was interesting. He preached on Romans 3:23, but no mention of Jesus during the sermon. He talked about the grace of God, but no mention that you get that grace through Jesus's death. Still, it was great to see so many people (it was packed) singing, "In Christ Alone".
Shamain Island Christ Church

We then had the red couch photos, ate lunch and did some shopping.

Elijah and his girls, (our travel group)
Elijah trying to figure Abbey out
Abbey and her friend, Tiger
John and the kids
Me and the kids
All of us (minus our kids that we miss at home!)Arms full of babies

The weather was brutal with extreme heat and humidity. So after recuperating in our room for a little while, we went to the pool. Elijah has been to the pool three times now. He doesn't cry(like he does during his bath), but he's not very happy. Tonight, though, he didn't cling quite as much. He even went under twice with no tears.

Pool timeElijah going under
Notice Abbey doing flips underwater ~ she just learned how to do this

Abbey has been a challenge many times during this trip. She just seems to go bonkers in new situations. We're working through it, and she does have times where she is calm, but she has definitely not been on her best behavior all the time. She is good with Elijah. They will tickle with Daddy, and we play patty cake that ends in tickling together.

Elijah is getting more mobile every day. He now walks more than he crawls. He loves to eat, but takes forever to gum food. Once he gets some teeth, I have a feeling he will eat us out of house and home. He babbles now, smiles at us (and young girls), puts everything in his mouth and is curious about everything. He still has a rash, although is is better. The Dr. said it was eczema, but I'm not so sure it isn't a virus, because it is now on his legs also. He has shown no reactions to the shots he got yesterday, thank the Lord!

Tomorrow we go to the zoo. Abbey is excited to see a panda. I'm sure it will be another sweat-fest!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your little one! I meant to follow your trip and forgot. It looks like you have had a great time. Those Foshan kids are just to die for aren't they...
    Take care,