We had our last day in Jinan yesterday. It’s always a little bit emotional for me to leave our children’s home province. But, Kaikai was excited to fly in an airplane and we were all happy to leave the cold weather behind! Kaikai wasn’t feeling great and fell asleep on his baba (daddy) in the car on the way to the airport. He is definitely attached to David. Our family has a song that we’ve been singing about Kaikai that has this chorus: “Kaikai, cutie-guy!” David has been singing it to Kaikai and now Kaikai sings, “Baba, cutie-ba!” Oh my! I don’t think it gets much sweeter than that!
Kaikai and Grace sat next to each other for most of the flight. They had fun doing a maze book and looking out the window together…good bonding moments! Kaikai has had no trouble at all attaching to his Jie Jie (Lily) and loves to follow her around and hold her hand, but hasn’t had as much opportunity to be with Grace. So, this was good for both of them.
Our sweet little guy started testing some boundaries yesterday….nothing serious, just wanting to let us know, “Yep, I’m human” and “No, I’m not perfect.” In the process, he did learn to say “please” when he wanted to be picked up, rather than fussing and pulling at Baba’s shirt. Now, we just need to work on “Yes, Mama” and “Yes, Baba” when we ask him to come to us…all in good time.
We arrived in Guangzhou in the early afternoon. It was nice to unpack our bags since we’ll be here for awhile. We went out for dinner with some other families who are with CCAI (our adoption agency) and today Lily and I are going to go shopping with the group. Tonight we’re all going on a river cruise. We’re looking forward to that! I’ll be sure to take some photos.
Happy New Year everyone! I pray that you have a blessed 2013!