Well, incredibly Meimei went right to sleep last night, and slept well. Still no meltdown. We went back to the civil affairs office this morning, and the ayi who brought her from the foster home, was there. Meimei asked if she could call her foster granny, which she did. She talked up a storm, none of which we understood. The guide said she was asking her foster granny if she woke up all right this morning, and said she was being very sweet on the phone. The paperwork had a misspelling, so they have to go back and make a correction, but we should have the final documents in plenty of time to leave Friday. Meimei was given two gifts- a silver necklace and a doll dressed in traditional Miao costume. I know she will treasure these as she gets older. As we were waiting for the officials this morning, I realized there is a wall with photos of some families who have adopted from Guiyang. The lady (Annie) who advocated for Xiaoyun was in one of the photos with her husband and one of her daughters. It was neat to see their picture.
After paperwork we came back to the room, had another gourmet meal- ramen noodles and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches- and took a nap. I couldn't believe that all the girls rested (which meant I got a nap too). This afternoon we went out walking again, and found another bigger grocery store near our hotel. The girls enjoy picking out different kinds of candies.
Meimei continues to be very outgoing and happy. Erin is struggling a bit with sharing the limelight, but we know that is something that will take time. Once home, we will have more readjustments, as the girls figure out how they fit into the family.