After swimming we still had two hours to spare so we did a sticker game that we got and then we got out the glow sticks. I would have to say that glow sticks are a must on every adopting parent's packing list. She loves them. We blew up some balloons and put the glow sticks inside and had a great time with the lights out. At bedtime Pearl did great - she seemed to go right to sleep and she barely made a peep for nine hours. We woke up way before her and anxiously waited for her to wake up. We felt like parents of a new baby.
The rest of the morning were spent finishing up provincial paperwork and traveling to different offices. She was pretty quiet and bored but well behaved.
We spent lunch in our room eating some noodles we got at Walmart and cooked up with our little plug-in kettle. There was a lot of steam on the windows and Pearl made quick art of it.
This afternoon we went to a local park that had rides and fun activities. We rode several and then spent time painting a ceramic figure - "pleasant goat" the cartoon character. Pearl was in heaven though I do grow weary of being stared at so blatantly by EVERYONE!
We then took the long way home just to use up some more time out of the room. Right now Pearl and Mike are out swimming again.
All in all, our hearts are full. We wish that we could communicate more with Pearl but we're all catching on an getting more comfortable. Tomorrow we go to her orphanage which should be interesting for us all. We are so grateful that we stuck through the hard times and took the leap of faith. Pearl is now our girl and very soon Esther will be too.