Saturday, November 15, 2008
Yingge Take Two
We went back to Yingge today to have lunch at the nice restaurant from last time and to browse the shops. I originally planned the outing for two reasons. First, I thought Chris was still going to be in Australia and I needed something to entertain kiddo. Second, my friend J had never been so it was a good excuse to hire a driver and return for the day. Chris came home early, though, and it wound up being a fun little adventure for everyone.
Gioia was originally dressed for the outing in the pinafore I mentioned yesterday. But as we rode the elevator down to the lobby of our apartment building, she threw up a granola bar all over the front of her dress. So we had to turn around and change her clothes. The day got better though.
We saw dogs and cats and birds and fish and horses. Gioia was tickled. She even threw a bit of a fit a couple of times when we had to walk away from the dog (or the cat or whatever it was). She is fierce, alright. She is just realizing that Mom and Dad will say no to certain things, which makes her indignant and frustrated. When she throws a tantrum in public, we get the oddest looks from people passing by. They seem shocked and confused, not sure what to make of these wai guo ren with a Chinese baby who is howling and stamping her feet in anger. I am just waiting for someone to come up and accuse us of abducting her.
More pictures from Yingge the sequel are here.