"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." Author unknown

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 Nov 5 - Day 6 - Shanghai tour day

On Saturday, we met our guide at 9am to see a few sites in Shanghai.  We started at Old Shanghai which after passing through you can visit Yu Garden (a garden built by a wealthy man many hundreds of years ago).  Old Shanghai was old building that had been turned into a shopping area.  The Yu Garden was absolutely beautiful, you will have to see the 100 or so pictures I took of it. 

After spending just over an hour there we went to the Bund, which is a walkway that lines the river that separates the East and West sides of Shanghai from each other or the Older part from the newer part.  The skyline of the newer part looks very metropolitan with all the high rise buildings.

On the way back to our hotel, our guide pointed out a few restaurants that we might want to try for dinner; therefore, when that time came we ventured out to check them out settling on a place that specialized in curry dishes.  Aunt Sharon and I each tried a curry dish, my mom settled for french fries and ice cream.  Gotta love her! We like our choices, it was something different.  Even Tegan had a hamburger and curry friend rice dish and gobbled it up.

Side note on Tegan - he is really showing that he is 2 and testing his boundaries. He is starting to show that he knows what "no" or "uh uh" means but will still follow through on "no nos".  The problem is, he doesn't like the result when he does this - typically being that I remove him from the situation or put away whatever it is he is throwing.  He then begins to pout and slap his thighs with his hands and winingly cries. I give him a few moments for it to sink in and then snuggle him to show him that mama still loves him even when he makes poor choices.

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