So sad to be leaving China tomorrow, we had such a good time here and got the most precious gift that anyone could imagine, our daughter. But we will be glad to finally be home, we are just not looking forward to that 14+ hour flight. We just hope the trip home isn't as crazy as some of the flights getting here. This will be my last post from China since we are leaving the hotel to catch our flight at 6am tomorrow morning. We first fly to Hong Kong, from Hong Kong we go to Chicago then finally home.
This morning our travel group met in the hotel lobby to take the traditional red couch photos. If you have ever tried to get an 8 month old to look at a camera you know how difficult it can be....now imagine trying to do that with 14 babies. It was just chaos....babies crying, falling over and bunch of parents trying to get it all on film.
After our red couch photos we went out one last time to finish up our shopping. Since Grace has a seat of her own for the flight home she also gets to bring home her own suitcase of loot. After shopping we had an appointment at the US Consulate for Grace's swearing in ceremony. This was our last step in the process, although she isn't a US citizen yet but she will be once we get through immigration in Chicago. They wouldn't let us bring cameras into the consulate but I was able to get one outside.
We had dinner tonight at an Italian restaurant in the hotel with a couple other new parents. It wasn't quite North End quality food but it was pretty good and we had a good time reminiscing about our time in China. Just a pic of some silliness from dinner tonight and an obligatory cute pic of Grace. See ya on the other side!!!!