We are getting a little sad that we only have one more full day in China and then we leave early Wednesday. As much as we can't wait to get home and introduce Grace to everyone we are really going to miss China.
Today our guides went to the US Consulate for us to file the final paperwork we have to complete to bring Grace home. We had to stay around for a couple hours to make sure everything was OK and in case they had any questions. Around noon we got work that we were all set so we were free for the rest of the afternoon.
First we needed to go back into town and pick up Jen's new eyeglasses. We took care of that in less than an hour so we had plenty of time to continue shopping for souvenirs and gifts for Grace. We just love walking aroud Shaiman Island and visiting all of the shops. The parks here are really beautiful and all of the people working in the shops are so nice. Grace has gotten a ton of free gifts from the shop owners when they see her chubby little cheeks.
This evening we had a dinner cruise on the Pearl River. It was a bit of a rainy night but Grace made the most of it by allowing us to feed her noodles and watermelon with chopsticks. Many of the cities here in China are very Las Vegas-like with high rises being all lit up.
After dinner another one of the new dads and I headed over to the bar at the White Swan for a drink and a celebratory cigar. Tomorrow morning we have our red couch photos scheduled to be taken. The red couch photos are taken on some red couches at the hotel. It is a tradition that all families get photos of their travel groups taken on these couches before we leave. Tomorrow afternoon we have Grace's swearing in ceremony at the US consulate where she becomes a US citizen. Just one last pic of our happy family from today.