We were once again the recipients of wonderful Chinese hospitality, this time at the hands of long-time friends of James and Elaine Hu.
As Sara mentioned in the last post, we spent the morning visiting the Hubei Museum.
There has also been the construction of a river to join two lakes here in Wuhan. After a bit of wandering around in the shops, we took a boat ride heading towards the East Lake, which is the largest lake in Wuhan.
Then our hosts wanted to take us our for dinner. We were unsure if we should go since Li Lin had been quite upset but we decided to join them and we were glad we did! Once again the food was delicious, and once again we had plenty and to spare. Li Lin was happy and ate more food at that meal than we have seen her eat since she joined our family!
Li Lin is going through a complete roller coaster of emotions. At times she is joyfully playing with the other kids laughing and giggling and even teasing them. This evening at the restaurant, Sara left with her to go outside early because she was getting antsy. When she got downstairs and noticed is was only her and Sara, she wanted back in immediately to go get her siblings! Sometimes its hard to remember that she has only been part of our family for 3 days now. At other times, it is not so hard to remember. At any time, Li Lin can become sad and weepy. It tends to happen when she is tired. Then you can see the heartbreak of our dear Li Lin. The good news is that the outbursts are becoming less severe and less frequent.