Monday, December 16, 2013

In the Waiting

We continue to hang out here in Guangzhou, waiting for Thursday's consulate appointment. Yesterday, we went to the pearl market for gift shopping, ordered in Papa Murphy's pizza for lunch, and went on the Pearl River boat cruise last night. The river was all lit up on both sides, as well as all the bridges, and was a really fun time. We were headed to the zoo this morning but it was postponed until tomorrow because of the rain. We are not sure what to do today and Henry got upset because he didn't get to get on the big bus leaving the hotel. He sure likes to go so hopefully we'll find something to do today. Perhaps the park nearby if the rain let's up.

Henry's TB test came back negative so all is well there. We moved hotel rooms here at the China Marriott because the shower kept leaking into the hall. My chest congestion is getting less each day and Randy seems to be pretty much all better. We are getting anxious to go home, though the trip itself with Henry will be a big one: Guangzhou to Beijing to Seattle, wait for the boys to arrive in Seattle from TX, then drive home. It will feel SO good to get home.

Yesterday, all the children in our group got dressed up in traditional clothing for a group photo. Henry wore the Mongolian outfit his orphanage gave him and looked so handsome, like a prince! I didn't get a pic with my phone so will have to wait to share it. Very cute!

We are all well and continue to appreciate your prayers. Henry seems to be attaching well, staying healthy, and sleeping good. He is quite a talker in Chinese, very observant about things, so I'm sure it won't be too long before he's chatting naturally in English. He's already repeating us a lot and saying a good bit. He also can be demanding so we're working on please and thank you, as well as some boundaries. He's a typical child, testing to see where they are:).
Well, that's about it for now. I'd better go see how the guys are faring. Hope you all are well! Blessings!

1 comment:

  1. That is a great update! I'm glad things are going well in Guangzhou and you will be home SOON!