We met our guide in this city and after copying some documents went to the medical office used by the Consulate to ensure the adoptive child is healthy enough to travel and has no communicable disease at this time. It is very chaotic because 40 families where going through the different exam rooms at the same time, with shell shocked, hurting or grieving kids.
|Eating suckers in the hotel lobby|
We went to but train tickets we’ll need to go to Hong Kong to fly out on Saturday, then after sorting through documents with our guide in the hotel we went looking for Muslin noodles for lunch. These noodles are a big favorite of Kris and me. We hadn’t eaten them since our trip to get Anna Faith!
The closest shop on a map made by previous families was closed for renovations. But the other one several blocks away was open! It was worth carrying Lottie on his shoulders for a mile or two to get them. The girls loved them too!
We stopped by McDonalds on the way back to the hotel for nap time and got the girls ice cream. Seeing Lottie’s reaction was priceless. She had never eaten anything cold before but loved the taste!
|First real taste of ice cream|
|Scrambled eggs and fries|
|Eating a sandwich with gloves they provide|
Every day Lottie gets more comfortable with us and we get to see the hidden away Lottie more. We now call her Boo about as much as we use her Chinese name Yi Fan. Before long it will switch over to Lottie. Today we started using just English in some situations to try to get her to figure out what we were saying. She’s a smart girl and us following cues and is realizing what we are asking. Tonight with lots of effort and a few grunts she took off both shoes and socks and only needed a little help with her jacket. These are all milestones, and every new accomplishment is followed by cheers! This little girl has a will to thrive!