While we are enjoying ourselves we are READY TO BE HOME!!!!! We miss our babies at home so much it hurts!!! We love you guys so much and can't wait to scoop each of you up and YES, T...this mama can scoop you up still...just watch me :)
We had quite and adventure getting to Guangzhou. On our last day in Fuzhou, a typhoon decided to arrive. It was headed straight towards Fuzhou with the hardest hit area being Jinjiang (this is Solomon's province..it's about 100 miles away from Fuzhou). We just had rain and some light winds. Our guide told us that Jinjiang was flooded but that they are 'pros' at being prepared for typhoons. Because of the weather flights were cancelled and delayed, including ours. Thankfully ours was only delayed once but I will say that 6 hours in an airport with a very BUSY boy was challenging. Then you put that very BUSY boy on a plane at 10:30pm, you'd think he's fall asleep...NOT A CHANCE...did I say BUSY already???...he had to push every button a zillion times, take his seat belt on and off, look over all the seats, put his tray up and down....he ultimately crashed 10 mins. before the flight landed ;) We made it safe and sound to our hotel...3 rooms later and we were settled in for the night or, uh...morning...it was like 2 am!!!
Medical Exam day...can I get a HUGE wwaahhh??? This is where all newly adopted kiddos have to go to receive a very basic medical exam before the US will allow them into the country. Since Cana's adoption in '07, OUR US Government has decided that it's a fabulous idea to inoculate all children coming into the US from China. We are NOT talking just 1 or 2 shots...more like SEVEN SHOTS. We are not given the option to wave these shots either!! Paul & I had to hold our precious baby boy down while he received 6 shots and a TB test. One shot in each arm and 2 shots in each leg. Needless to say, our boy was not very happy with daddy but they finally made up this morning & all is good minus his fever!!
On a fun note: We had REAL Chinese food last night. We had to climb 6 flights of stairs but it was worth it! Our guide took us to a little mom & pop place that he called 'homestyle' chinese food. We can't wait to go back!!!!
It has been raining pretty much non-stop since we got to Guangzhou which leaves us with not much to do. It's still warm but wet. We've ventured out a few times and have just enjoyed walking around the island. Shaiman island is a wonderful, relaxing environment. Almost all adoptive families stay here and it's fun to meet everyone!! BTW...for those traveling soon, they've moved the adoption dept. of the US Consulate to the island...YAY!!!! It's right outside the White Swan.
We will be meeting some families that I met on-line for dinner tonight. It will be fun to meet all of them and their sweet kiddos.
Love to each of you!!!! Thank you for all of your prayers!
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