Lingao had his medical appt today and he is cleared to come home to the US. We have one last appointment Monday at the US consulate and then he will be a US citizen when he lands in Detroit.
We did a bit of shopping this morning and visited what they call the 'pet market' and Alexis kinda went bonkers bc they had puppies. And she asked Santa for one thing only...a puppy. All day we had to explain that the puppy would die if it came in her luggage with us. Poor thing- the puppies were cute. Let me be clear though..we have had 3 children in 2 years..we are NOT getting a puppy. Matt is waivering a but but I am staying strong on this point.
We also are at a new hotel - nicer and cheaper so logistically on the up and up. There is only an outdoor pool but the girls were totally bent on going. No one actually got in but it was fun for the girls to see a pool on a roof top!
Lingao is doing SO well. He still misses his foster mama but he is coming out if his shell more and more every day. He had never eaten with a spoon and fork before us but he now wants to use utensils like us. A Very independent boy! Notice he uses them like chopsticks, lol!
We have a free day tomorrow, the US Consulate appt Monday, and on Tuesday I leave with Emma and Jake for Beijing to begin the second half of this trip...Emma's root finding!! More on that to come in the next few days!
A few more pics..
Medical appt - a bunch of us ppl adopting various special needs kiddos - pretty cool to see!!