Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It’s almost over!

Today was the all important Consulate visit.  Our appointment was at 10am.  We got there a little early with all our paperwork handed to us by Zhou as we went through the door.  We all took an oath that all our paperwork was correct to the best of our knowledge.  Then we went individually to the window to have our paperwork looked over.  Billy had to sign one thing and then we were done. We were out of there by 10:30 and the rest of the group was not far behind.  Zhou will pick up the brown envelope and Tommy’s passport with the US visa tomorrow and then Friday morning… we fly home!

After the appointment, we went to Lucy’s for lunch.  Tommy loves lunch! at lucy'scutie pie

And then we did our photo shoot “take 2” from the other day.  This one turned out pretty good. photo shoot take 2

The group met up again and we went to the Guangzhou Zoo.  Tommy was fascinated with this playful tiger.tiger boy

The stroller brigade minus one little girl.checking out the elephant

Checking things out.watching the animals

They had a wide variety of animals at this zoo, but of course the most popular is China’s own Panda Bear.7 panda

After the zoo, we had junk-food dinner from the 7-11 around the corner.  Of course, Tommy had his chicken congee.  He doesn’t seem to be as desperate to get food as he was when we first got him.  He has slowed down some and doesn’t always eat a ton at each meal.  I guess he knows now that he will be getting food again… and again…. and again.

Tomorrow is packing and a final group dinner.


Desiree said...

I'll be going to get my son in China soon & I was forwarded to your blog by a mutal friend (Cassandra Hamilton). What a treat to see your handsome boy and to get a picture of the process we'll be going through soon. Blessings to your growing family!!

Anonymous said...

Wish we could be there when you get home--we're praying for your safe trip. We're so blessed at Tommy's progress. He'll be running around when we finally see him. Love you muchly, Mom & Dad

Rachel said...

Give him lots of kisses for Aunt Rachel and Uncle Nathan. Wish we could be there to see you when you get home.

Sarah said...

He just makes me smile!

Anonymous said...

Looked forward to all your blogs and loved them. Tommy finally learned how to open that cabinet. Wish we could be there for homecoming. What a time of rejoicing, hugs, kissing and weeping! Hope Tommy doesn't get too stressed out with all the commotion! Will be looking forward to seeing you on kype sometime after you get home, not anytime soon, you will be busy.
Bill and Darlene