Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Finishing up in Guangzhou

Well, our time here in Guangzhou is coming to an end. All of our paperwork has been approved at the American Consulate, so all we have to do now is attend the ceremony tomorrow to take the oath. We will leave tomorrow morning, stop by the Consulate Office, then cross over the border into Hong Kong. This is quite a feat in itself. The border is sooooo crowded.

As you can tell by the pictures, Doodlebug is getting very comfortable with her new family. The smiles come often now with very little effort. She is keeping us very, very busy!!!! There’s never a dull moment.

Looking out over the city from our hotel room

Today we made the traditional “group picture.” Der should have them ready for us by tomorrow. We also attempted to make the famous “red couch” picture of all the little girls. I guess you can see how well that worked! LOL Desheng Darling was the only one who wasn’t crying! Doodlebug refused to even sit on the couch. At least we were able to get a few good pictures of the girls in their Chinese dresses.

Did I mention that DB’s paperwork stated that she could be obstinate??? LOL This the famous stiff backbend pose exhibited during her tantrums.

See ya soon!


Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you are nearly ready to come home. I love the "stiff-back" pose! Isn't it amazing just HOW different children can be? I can just see your mind whirling as you try to adjust to how to handle this one. Hang in there! Love, Aunt Muh

Mommy Firecracker said...

DB is a true Anhui girl! I have been enjoying lots of deja vu through your posts, especially the stiff back. Oy vey!

Safe travels home, we look forward to reading your posts everyday.

Panda-Mom said...

AHHHHHH!!! We CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!! Hurry!!!!

Chelsie and Alan said...

She looks so diffrent from when we saw her in Tongling!!! That smile is wonderful!!!!! I hope someday we can meet, and our Tongling Children can get together.

Chelsie-Mommie to her own Tongling son, Max
-who is doing great!!

Mommy Spice said...

You have done an awesome job keeping up with posts. We're ready to see you in person now!! I won't be at the airport because we have a family reunion in Austin. I'll see you next week hopefully!!

Anonymous said...

Miss Billie and I can't wait to get you home. We miss you so much, and we just can't wait to meet Doodlebug. Good luck for a easy flight.
Love Sandra

P.S. Shoe sale at Nordstroms tomorrow - yea ha!!!!

Kelley said...

Ah yes, I knew it was going to be a smile that would knock your socks off!