We have the girls and they are precious!! Zoey was waiting for us when we got the Civil Affairs office. She wants nothing to do with me. ha The nanny kept pushing her toward me and saying, "Mama, Mama." Zoey said, "Bu yao," which means, "Don't want." I cracked up laughing. I kept trying to tell them that it was okay and that I didn't expect her to come running into my arms. Everytime I made a move toward her, she would back up. I tried candy, but that didn't work. I just kept my distance and tried to talk to her. She was unimpressed.
A bit later, Jin Yang (Kate) came into the room looking scared and dazed. She didn't reject me, but she just stood there motionless. Her eyes would move around the room, taking everything in, but the rest of her body didn't move. She looked so terrified. It broke my heart. The nannies then pushed her toward Zoey and we told them Zoey was her MeiMei (little sister). Zoey looked at her and said, 'Bu yao.' haha After awhile, I gently picked Kate up and she allowed it. I held her for the rest of the time that we were at Civil Affairs. She cracked a few smiles here and there - especially when her MeiMei was goofing around with Baba (Daddy).
Meanwhile, Zoey had decided to make friends with Daddy. She lets him do everything for her, but if I try, she says, 'bu yao.' She has the cutest little voice. We haven't heard a peep out of Kate yet. When we stood up to leave Civil Affairs, my jeans were soaking wet where Kate had been sitting. The poor little thing was soaked through all of her layers of clothes (shirt, sweater, over-alls, pants,and jacket). Zoey had split pants on, so we saw her little butt cheeks hanging out. The big news is that she is potty trained!
Mommy's bit wet spot where Kate peed
This afternoon we went to the supermarket to get a few things and we put the girls in the shopping cart. They giggled and thought it was great fun to ride around. As I put items in the cart, they examined them and handed things back and forth. It's cute to watch them get to know each other.
Being goofy with Daddy
We REALLY need to find two cheap strollers because they both weigh too much for us to be carrying them everywhere. Zoey is a baby moose, so it's a good thing she likes Jeff best! There is no way I could carry her all over. Kate is petite, so it's easier for me to carry her, but my muscles are still protesting.
They both have colds and coughs, so if you could please pray they get well, we would be grateful! We would also like prayers to stay healthy! Zoey seems to have a spunky personality and does everything with gusto (especially eating!). Kate seems very quiet (so far) and more meticulous about everything. Both of them are sweet and precious. We are doubly blessed!