Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Friday, May 16, 2008

Last day in Tianjin

Here we are, hanging out at the Pizza Hut

Today was our last day in Tianjin. There was nothing planned and it was a good thing because Claire ran a temperature. She does not have any congestion so I can only guess that she has picked up a virus. Hopefully it will pass soon and she will not need medical attention. I had a headache all day too. I think it is the pollution. There is even more air pollution here than in Beijing. We have had mostly sunny days since arriving, but we have yet to see the sun through the haze over the city!

Our coordinator, Jessie, went to the passport office to pick up Claire's passport and brought it to the hotel. Then she assisted me in filling out our paperwork for the American Consulate in Guangzhou. We tried to keep Claire in the hotel room most of the day but this upset her. She prefers to go some place each day. She would whine and point to the door! So, we took her for another walk and then rode the subway to the Carrefour (like a Wal-Mart) to get more diapers. There is a nice Pizza Hut outside the Carrefour so we ended up having dinner there. She enjoyed the pizza.....sort of. We got the veggie pizza and she would spit out the toppings after chewing up the pizza. Oh well!


  1. She hates to take a bath!

  2. She smells all her food before she eats it!

  3. Just because she ate something yesterday, does not mean she will ever eat it again!

  4. She loves her shoes, her jacket, her socks.

  5. She does not like to be undressed or even to have any skin showing.

  6. She prefers to have her hair in her eyes and if you brush it away, she will pull it back.

  7. She does not like messy hands.

  8. She Loves to color.

  9. She LOVES to be outside.

  10. She is most definitely DADDY'S GIRL!

Not feeling too great

Tomorrow we leave Tianjin to go to Guangzhou. Our flight leaves at 12:45 and we arrive about 3 hours later. This will be our dress rehearsal to see how Claire does on a plane. Of course it doesn't matter, we still have to put on one for 13 hours to get her home, like it or not! So far, she does great in a taxi and on the subway. One of the other children from Tianjin got car sick when her family would go to the appointments. The child was four and had probably never been in a moving vehicle.


The Source said...

Chelsea and Paul, Best wishes and lots of prayers for your journey home with your sweet little Claire. I hope she's feeling much better soon and doesn't mind the plane too much. I've enjoyed reading all of your adventures in getting to know your daughter!


Turtlegirl316 said...

I hope that you have a safe flight! May God bless you!!!