Happy Eighth Birthday to Julia Grace Ball! We Love You!
Breakfast this morning went much better. Joseph gobbled up everything on his plate. We didn't leave for sightseeing until 10 am so we went back to the room and tried to teach Joseph how to play quietly with us.
We have so much hard work ahead to teach Joseph how to live in our family. The skills that helped him survive in the orphanage like grabbing, hitting and kicking aren't appropriate for life in a family. I'm so thankful for these weeks alone with him in China, but every day is hard work.
Joseph melted down in the silk factory so we had to leave abruptly. We came home, put on music and insisted on rest time for everyone.
So much more to write, but I'll close with this photo of Mike at Tiananmen Square trying to look like a photo of Chairman Mao.