What a treat for the first week in China!
01/20/2013 - 01/25/2013 70 °F
Zhexiong's daughter, Xinxin, is an 8-year old in second grade, but almost as tall as me. She lives with her mother (Zhexiong's first wife), and has weekend visits with Zhexiong. Since her birth, I have never spent more than a few hours with her. So it is a real treat for me that she came over for visits pretty much every day of this week. The cousins seemed to have really hit it off and had a wonderful time together!
Outside a small market just outside the front gate, there are an array of kids' riding toys. They each takes a 1 yuan coin to operate, and will rock and sing for about two minutes. Ellie quickly fell in love with them, and wanted to ride every single one of them. Xinxin became the "payer" with pockets full of coins from the coin stash by the front door (for bus rides and such). The two bonded during the many rides they had together.
Here is Ellie falling asleep when Xinxin read her a fairy tale.
We went on short outings together almost everyday, just to enjoy the nice weather and get outdoors a bit.
One day, we went to watch the train together.
On Friday, we have to finally say goodbye to Xinxin. We have a weekend trip planned and Xinxin is going to visit the other side of her family in Zhuhai. The cousins were all eager to know when they will be able to get together again. We ended our visit by some group photos together.