Saturday, September 20, 2008


This was part of the silk making process. It was very neat. We watched them take the silkworm out and pull it apart. The bowl has the silkworms in it. Ask Mimi about the silk ties. They would not let her leave and when she finally did she was a nervous wreck! (She wanted to buy a couple of silk ties but the starting price was about $150. They kept telling her but it is pure silk. Mimi said she understood but they were gifts and she couldn't pay that much. They said how much will you pay and Mimi said $10. They said no way! After 20 heated minutes Mimi spent $10!
Mimi bargaining for some pearls-these lady's were very nice and helpful and it was a fun experience. That is Christina beside her. Sophie is in the background- so many places would just give her things and said "gift". Here, they gave her some chopsticks.
Beautiful Chinese lanterns decorating the streets.
Mimi and Sophie at the Chinese restaurant Christina took us to. It was very good!

It was so funny yesterday- the Chinese people can not believe that Sophie is 8 years old. They say she is too tall to be 8 . It started at breakfast- our breakfast is included but they wanted me to pay for Sophie-I couldn't understand them and they couldn't understand me but Christina said that they called her and said that there was a teenager with us, not a little girl. Christina told them no, she is only 8- So funny. Then at the pearl market, everyone would ask how old she was and when she would say 8, they couldn't believe it!


Hayley said...

Hey Miss Kim,
I saw Pressley and Mr. George today at the Country Club. They were playing golf and I had a birthday party to go to. Pressley said Rion and Mr. Greg were hunting. Well I know y'all are having a good time. Enjoy your trip.
Love always,

Cousin Sheri said...

I understand from reading your comment on Jan's blog that you are homesick. I'm praying for you! When you meet Cate you won't have time to feel homesick-you'll be so busy.

PeggyAnn said...

exciting to see what y'all are up to! Can't wait to see what's next! One day closer to seeing Cate and receiving her into your family. May God continue His blessings on y'all and Cate

Redmom2005 said...

They thought the same thing about our Carli too (that she was much older than 9)! Funny, isn't it?!

Cyndi said...

Looks like a ton of fun. I know Sophie is having a blast and I am sure she is bigger than most of the adults over there because she is so tall(like Brady). Can't wait to see that sweet little Cate in your arms. If Greg needs anything please tell him to call.
Love to you all!!!

Dawn said...

It is so great to see pictures of you all in China. It looks like a wonderful time. OOHH I am just crazy waiting to see you with Miss Cate!!

Big hugs to you!