Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A day to celebrate!













Today was my sweet girl's 2nd birthday! it was only appropriate that she wear a tshirt that said. "I'm the Birthday Girl!"

She has really opened up so much more today! This morning, we went to a factory that makes replica terra cotta warriors. You caould also buy replicas there...from 3 inch size to life size. I bought a few of the in between sizes. They are shipping those back for us.

After that we went to the actual site of the army. It was quite interesting to see this...and know that they were buried underground for more than 2000 years. They were just discovered in 1974 by a local farmer. The farmer actually works at the museum. He autographs books about the statues.

For dinner tonight, we ventured alone to a local Chinese place - fancy that! Emma was quite wild during the meal believe it or not! It was her bedtime and she was hungry.

Back at the room, we got my parents on skype and had a birthday party. OUr guide, JoJo, had arranged for a birthday cake to be made for us. Our group met here in our room and sang and ate cake. Emma was not too into the cake. I even put icing on her forehead and cheeks...apparently that's a Chinese custom, but she was not happy. She grabbed some wipes and started the clean up process.

All in all it was a fabulous, but tiring day. Tomorrow is a free day. We are going to walk around the town and go to Starb*cks! YUM!

Happy 2nd birthday to the most beatiful and precious girl in all the world! Momma loves you

8 comments:

Tiffany said...

Oh, such precious pictures! LOVE her little birthday shirt! She looks very happy and sweet! So glad you could spend her birthday with her! How special.

The Raudenbush Family said...

Love the car picture of her--enjoy that freedom now, Emma Lan! Soon it will be carseats! :) And, that cake is fantastic! How is Jojo treating you? Can't wait to hear more!
Kelly

tammy said...

Thank you Angie for sharing this personal journey with us...we are totally enjoying it...and Emma I know is your dream come true!!!

Tammy & Meisha

Gary and Allison said...

She is such a precious girl!!! Happy Birthday Emma!! The two of you look so happy!! :)
~Allison

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday Miss Emma!!!!! You have no idea how blessed you are now little one...God has truly looked down on you with favor sweet girl!!!
You are still glowing Angie!! Enjoy every moment of it:-)

妍慧 said...

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tiffany said...

Beautiful smiles!! Happy Birthday to your Miss E. :)

Cori said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl!!