Piper Files

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

More Piper Time

Much of today was spent at our hotel with Piper continuing the process of getting to know each other. It has been amazing seeing the person that our daughter is emerge with new day. She is an amazing person, and we are so blessed to have her as part of our family.

When we first met Piper on Sunday, she was suffering from a heat rash. As we have ventured out into the Nanchang heat and humidity, the rash seems to get worse. With a light schedule for our family group on today’s schedule, we decided to keep Piper inside as much as possible and try to get the rash under control. This resulted in a day with a lot of Mommy/daughter time. In addition to the rash, Piper is getting new top teeth. The combinations of the teething and the rash provided us with some brief chances to see a not so happy Piper, contrary to what the photos may indicate. However, most of the time, even with all she is going through, we see a happy, smiling, laughing little girl.

After several days of the red stacky cup being her favorite toy, the introduction of the pacifier has made it an interesting fight to see which of these two objects Piper thinks should be in her mouth. If only she could find a way to get both in at the same time…

With Mommy and Piper in for the day, Daddy ventured with another family in our group to a local market. The market was a great experience, and even allowed daddy to get a few points with mommy when he returned with a Kit-Kat and Snickers. It was a nice change of pace for shopping compared with the Wal-mart trip of a few days ago.

In the afternoon, the group visited Youmin Temple. One of the three Buddhist temples in this site was in use at the time of the visit so we got to see the monks as they went through their chanting. Our day then ended with a stop at a porcelain shop. Jiangxi Province is known for its porcelain, and it was a great chance for families to get something from our daughters’ province.

Thanks again for the comments and emails everyone has sent. It is so good to hear from home. We are able to receive email here, but with our busy schedules and time for adjustments we haven’t been able to r


At 12:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the pictures. She looks very happy and full of energy. Just have to know, Michael are you feeding her Peking Duck? Evan likes to call her "Pretty Piper" after he sees her picture every night.

Tim Marcia Bailey Caleb and Evan

At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Guys. I just wanted to let you know that the first thing I do everytime I turn on the computer is look at Piper's blog. It always makes me smile to see the new pictures. I don't know if I've mentioned this, but I can't wait until October to see Piper. And you two of course. By the way, I'm officially a big college student now. Talk to you later!!


At 3:06 PM, Anonymous onery said...

evryday when i get home from school is look at the blog. it is always so exciting to see piper. and you guys of corse!!!! can't wait to see you at the airport!!!

At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vicki ,Michael, baby Piper,each time I see your pictures I just want to cry, you look so happy,what a great family you make, I hope Pipers rash heals soon, piper dose look realy happy and content with mom and dad,great job dad feeding Piper the eggs,'' what no mash potatoes ha ha, that will be next." can't wait till you get home. love you guys, give our baby a big hug and kiss.
love mom , dad , Lucille. p.s. I have everybody at work looking at Piper files. Love ya

At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys! Robert and I are so excited for you! She is just precious and her story (and yours) is really touching! Robert and I are growing anxious for Baby Kaleb now! Can't wait to see you all - everyone looks so happy! Keep us posted, we will check often! Hurry home - Wichita misses you!!
Love ya,
Robert & Jessica (and soon-to-be Baby Kaleb)

At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow- it is so moving to see the happy family after all this time! It too brings tears to my eyes. You three were truly meant to be and it shows in every picture. We wish you all the best and know that your family will be truly blessed.

We love you,
Shelly and Chris

At 7:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good morning Piper,mommy, daddy,just love the picture of mommy and piper the one where she is looking at mommy and smiling,she is just to cute hope all gose well today, give piper and daddy a big hug for us. daddy give Piper and mommy a big hug for us .
love you,see you soon.
mom and dad , lucille.xxxxx,ooooo


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