Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Adoption Day!

Well, we have officially adopted Cai. We spent the morning in the civil affairs office- after a few small hangups we were able to complete this part of the process. After we left, our guide, Grant, took us to a Carrefours store which is similar to our Wal Mart- there we bought Cai a stroller, Pringles for Pressley and candy for Rion. Cai is so heavy! She does not look like she would be and only wears a 3T but she is a lot heavier than Cate! She is a great napper and sleeper so far so that is really an answer to a prayer. Although Cai is definitely strong willed, she is also very sweet. She very willingly shares anything she has. It is funny because the only thing I understand that she says is Mama, and she says that quite frequently. She likes for me to be within eyesight and when I'm not, she starts to call- when she sees me again, she smiles. It is very sweet- I'm glad that she trusts me enough to call me Mama. She has the cutest little raspy voice. She also loves Rion and Pressley and loves to copy things that they say and do. She is obviously a quick learner. Our guide told her today that he was going to take us shopping and did she want to go- she said no-so he said that he was still going to go- and Cai told him to go ahead! We haven't seen much of Wuhan so far. What we have seen, we have decided is New York Times Square meets Harlem. We have walked around the corner from our hotel to eat but mostly we have spent our time here in our hotel when we weren't at the civil affairs office. Tomorrow we will visit Yellow Crane Tower which is a very popular landmark in Wuhan. We are ready to do a little exploring to get out of the hotel and hopefully it will make our days pass faster. The boys are hanging in there great. My mom and I miss home and I miss Greg and my girls so much that it hurts. Here are just a couple of pictures from today.


Nicole said...

You will be home before you know it! I am really cracking up that Cai is so strong willed! I love that !These kids usually come to us so scared and timid. I love that she has some spunk to her!
Oh and I love that she has not let you out of her site!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


I know hearing Cai call you Mama and want you near has to make you bubble over! So funny what she told the guide about shopping too! She sounds like she definitely has a mind of her own...that's a good thing! :)

Continuing to pray all goes smoothly for you! Love those pics...she's such a little doll!


Marla and S.J. said...

Kim, she is so beautiful, I am thrilled for you! I know you are homesick but try to enjoy these precious days in China, take it all in, and most of all keep posting!

Lilly's Family said...

Hi Mrs Kim!
I'm so sorry to hear that you are homesick. Cai is beatiful and that was so funny what she said to your guide about shopping!she's so cute!

Canada to China and back! said...

She is so darn cute! I love the bow.
enjoy the Yellow Crane Tower tomorrow. Soon you will be home hugging the family that isn't there with you:0)

Lilly's Family said...

So happy for you! Cai is officially yours. Congratulations! You will be home soon. Try to enjoy these days as they will be gone before you know it - never to happen again! (at least not w/ Cai : ) although there may very well be another trip to China in your future)