Silk outfit from the silk factory in Kunming. It's a corduroy jacket and pants -- but all made from silk. I bought it big -- don't remember the size -- it's a China size so I was clueless.
A meter of silk fabric - also from the silk factory.
A jade ring for me -- I bought this from a shop at the Minority Village.
Also from the Minority Village -- a hand embroidered piece of fabric -- I think it's a small table cloth. (Cassie was helping mommy take pictures -- since we do everything together).
Didn't buy this -- this was a gift to Cassie from the orphanage. It's a sterling silver necklace that means longevity. The little round things are bells. It's very pretty and was so nice of them to give this gift to Cassie. Mommy will save this for Cassie until I know she's ready for it and will take proper care of it. It's another priceless piece of her past.
The chop we had made for Cassie in Kunming. It has her Chinese name and her American name together. Also pictured is a little minority doll that the hotel gave her.
Mommy's 'cheap' jade bracelet. But, I like it. And it fits over my knuckles -- that's a plus.
Princess Zhen-Zhen's two jade bracelets and her jade mouse charm.
Oolong tea we bought and paid WAY too much money for. And two free 'pee-pee boys'. Really -- that's what they are called. They are used to tell if your tea water is hot enough. Or so that's what they tell us silly Americans. You pour water over the pee-pee boy's head -- after he's been soaking in a glass of water -- and if the water is the right temperature he will pee. And he pees pretty far too. His mama must be proud.
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