BaoQing refused to put on her new dress that Miss Pan( orphanage director i think) had purchased for today. we called the translator for help getting the girls to wear their dresses. we were dressed up in white and black and red and black and their dresses were white and black and red and black. Bao lost it. cried big ugly tears. so they wore their orphanage clothes over their new pajamas(thanks again jessemyn). that was a battle i was not going to engage in. so what if they looked homeless for our formal pictures?! technically they were still homeless this morning. so we dried up the tears and went to go make it final.
they insisted we choose american names. we were unable to leave them as BaoQing and XiYuan.
Shianna(shee-yanna) means Oath to God
Basha(baa-sha) means Action of God
Basha with her foster mother
so we end all our girl's names with a schwa sound! plus mama and baba end in schwa!
aren't they amazing?
it is past midnight and i am feeling a strange sensation. i can't keep my eyes open and i feel like lying down. hmmm...could i be about to fall asleep? i am not sure because it is so long since i really slept, that i have forgotten what sleepiness feels like. guess i'll go lay down and share more tomorrow.