Sunday, December 21, 2008

china trip: the pearl market

my precious pearl

Today I went to the pearl market with the other mommy we are traveling with. We decided to leave our daughters in the hotel with their babas because it was so very cold outside, and we also figured the men and children wouldn't be quite so interested in shopping! I picked up lots of little gifts for Lilah's forever family day anniversaries. The pearl market doesn't just sell pearls, it is full of lots of other trinkets. We had a good time, but we were so happy to get back to our babies!

Lilah is doing fantastic. She has so many cute little ways about her that I really need to write down. One of the things we noticed right from the beginning is her need to be clean all the time. When she is eating and she gets food around her mouth, she has to have her mouth wiped right away and there always has to be a napkin or cloth close by! If I miss a bit she will do it herself! Another thing we have noticed is how much pride she has in what she wears, she loves her clothes and shoes - that's a mamas girl for sure! I have posted a little clip of Lilah feeding and loving on her dolly. She is such a loving child, getting kisses and hugs from her is so easy and she loves to be loved. She is a beautiful child, inside and out. I keep saying this, but it is so true, we have been blessed more than we can express.

See more pictures from today here.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.


  1. I hope you also got some pearls and trinkets for Mama!

    So glad you're enjoying yourselves in China. We loved it and can't wait to go back!

  2. I am glad you went to the pearl market. I could get into trouble there I am sure:) Love Lilah with her baby and I love her little squat!


  3. You are making it very difficult to pick a favorite photo!!! I just love this one, and I love the pearls you chose!!!

    She is so yummy!!!

    What a blessing she is! Enjoy!


  4. Such a loving little girl.
    A very pretty picture of Lilah.
    Love the pearls!
    Sometimes the Lord Jesus is spoken of as the pearl of great price.
    Matthew 13:46-46 (A Parable)
    Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man,seeking goodly pearls: who when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
    May your little pearl be precious to you both and may she come to know that pearl of great price.
    Thinking of you all really enjoying
    the photos and.
    Lots of love sweet family Mum & Dad (Nono & Papie) xxx