Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Yes...we are. We had a long flight with the Mermaid. It all started with an hour delay in Guangzhou due to Typhoon Fenshen hitting Hong Kong. We almost missed our connecting flight in Tokyo...they held it for us and several other families.
We spent 7 hours in the Detroit airport. It pretty much stunk sitting there...however, we had no choice as we needed to get through Immigration to do the Mermaid's citizenship papers and we would not have made the earlier connection to home.
She hates seat belts, doesn't like to sleep on the plane and figured out if she tells me she has to go to the toilet (as they call it in China)...she can get out of her seat...one smart cookie!
We got in at midnight and were greeted by some crazy people who should be home in bed at that time...but is was so nice to see the Pirate!!!! He hugged me, then his dad and then just stood there looking at the Mermaid....almost like she was not real! Funny thing is...she did the same to him!!!! By the time we got in the car and started for home...it was very late and the two of them in the back of the car just laughing!
We are jet lagged and not feeling ourselves again. I think I ate something the last day I was in China...and have not felt well. I will NOT go into details. However, we have just been spending time together playing and laughing and getting to know each other as persons. I think the hardest thing is the Mermaid is fluent in Mandarin. She is picking up our words and using them...just not consistantly. We will keep working on it. She is very happy and so sweet. It is tough on her, not being able to communicate with us. I am glad I figured out what she says when she has to go to the bathroom!
We just wanted to say THANK YOU to a few people who have helped us out while we were on our journey to China....
Drew for watching the dog and the house
Megan for driving us to the airport
Kerri and family for taking care of The Pirate
Staci for watching the house taking care of the dog and the Pirate
Tricia for posting our pictures and text to our Blog
and if I forgot anyone else, Thank you too!
We couldn't have done it without our family and friends...
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008
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Sunday, June 22, 2008
asleep on the plane
birthday cake with Karena, our guide
We left Shi Jiaz Huang this morning for Guangzhou. It was the Mermaid's first plane ride and she was very excited. She did a pretty good job onthe plane and then fell asleep. We found out today she does not like beef...as that was served for lunch on the plane...and she spit it out!That is the only thing I can say she does not like...so far!
We spent an hour driving to the Holiday Inn Shifu and checked in. This is a very nice hotel. We feel like we have died and gone to heaven compared to where we have been the last few days. We needed to do laundry because we have no clean clothes left. So, we organized that for pick up. Then we went to get a drink and in walks Mary with a birthday cake for me!! I let the Mermaid blow out the candle and we ate. It was very good and sweet. The Mermaid ate all the fruit on it! We met up with the other two families and walked to Shaimen Island and had dinner. TheMermaid and I had pasta...it was pretty good for being in China!It is very humid here and we are very tired from all our traveling today.The Mermaid fell asleep before her bedtime!!! I have not downloaded the pictures from today as we just did not have time. I will send pictures as soon as we can.I am glad we are in Guangzhou now. It means we are preparing to come home. The Mermaid has her medical exam tomorrow. After that, we have plans to do some shopping. Did you hear that Pirate? I think I might be shopping tomorrow...I better get a good report from your Aunt Staci!!!!Thank you all for the nice birthday wishes. It was a good one.
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Saturday, June 21, 2008
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Friday, June 20, 2008
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