On Wednesday we went to Shamian Island to have a mandatory medical exam done on all the babies. All of the babies passed the 3 exam stations and were cleared for travel.
After the exam we wandered around the Island for a while. I bought Natalie a few more pairs of squeaky shoes. When she wears them every step she takes makes a squeak. Some people find them annoying, but I could listen to them for hours after seeing how much Natalie enjoys wearing them. She is walking more everyday. She will now walk unassisted around our hotel room. It is amazing how much stronger her legs have gotten in the last week. The first few days her legs were so weak that they would tremble when she walked.
Shamian Island is THE place for bridal photos. We saw at least 30 brides posing while we were walking around.
British influence can be seen in most of the colonial style buildings on the island.
It is a mostly pedestrian island with a garden feel.
There are also lots of lovely bronze statues all over the island. Including this one showing the evolution of the Chinese woman.
Natalie laughing at my silly antics
from: Sue Golden
1 year ago