Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Another day to remember: Oliver's Gotcha

Yes, we had an awesome day yesterday (Monday, May 26 -- US Memorial Day)! :D I may add more pictures later as I haven't even uploaded pictures from my phone yet! (At this point, I'm not sure when I'll have the time to add the text, ha!)

A beautiful and perfect card I found
at my local HEB, which welcomed
our new son (Henry signed it, too).
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Henry on the bus to the registration office.
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Registration office, Zhengzhou.
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Weeee!
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Here comes our little boy!
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Getting all emotional.
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Very similar expression to Henry's on his Gotcha.
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Brotherly love.
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Forever Family Day of Four
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This is the cutest pic ever!
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Oliver didn't cry when daddy kissed him.
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Proud brother (notice Oliver slouching in
my arms...he's heavy!).
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Our new family with the director of the Zhengzhou CWI.
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Oliver was very busy eating his snacks on the bus ride back to the hotel.
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Henry checking out his brother's squeaky
shoes; Oliver power-walked all the way past
our hotel room, lol!
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Baby boy taking a long nap! Since it's summer, the children were not
dressed in multiple layers; the underpants are a size 4T, lol.
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Brothers comparing photo albums!
Just look at that smile!
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We bought small toys for both boys as gifts to each other.
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Henry loved his Mega Bloks Scruff train!
Look at that face!
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Awwww! Henry saying thank you to his little brother!
Oliver didn't mind the kisses but he wouldn't hold Henry's hand,
which Henry did not appreciate, ha!
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Our little guy cried a little when he saw his boat bath filled with water,
and cried some more when he got in, but he calmed down quickly.
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Our baby cried when I put him down in his crib, but he soon relaxed
when I was rubbing his chest and head and talking to him. He was
watching me on my bed until he fell asleep at 8:30 pm.
I must find the picture of Henry wearing the same PJs on his first night!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday: first day in Zhengzhou

Again, words will come later... (it's almost 11:30 pm and I'm usually in bed by 9 pm for the last three nights!).

Last breakfast (at 6 am!) at the
Sunworld Dynasty, Beijing.
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Bus ride to the Beijing airport
(Henry loved sitting next to daddy).
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Lining up and waiting for our reps to pick up tickets to
Zhengzhou (I believe there are 14 or 15 families in total?);
we hit some turbulence towards the end of our flight,
which made Henry feel nauseated, poor guy.
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The newly renovated Crowne Plaza
in Zhengzhou, Henan
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These beds are more like two doubles, so we pushed
them together to make one giant-sized bed
(the crib arrived when we returned from Walmart!).
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A sweet gift from the hotel and we are
naming him "Dungarees Dave"!
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Fabulous shower!
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(Great) Late lunch at the hotel restaurant.
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Henry walking up the Stairs to Nowhere
(second floor, Crowne Plaza, Zhengzhou).

Saturday: Henry on The Great Wall

I’m afraid I’ll have to return at a later date to add a few more words! My eyes won’t stay open and I’ve just finished packing our diaper bag for tomorrow (Monday)!! What’s happening tomorrow? We are finally meeting our beautiful son, Oliver :D.

Enjoy the pics and I’ll be back…

Dave's turn to talk about our family on the bus
and on our way to The Great Wall.
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It was a little foggy/smoggy/overcast, but at least it was pleasant!
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Henry is so ready!
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We didn't climb that first "long" flight of stairs;
Henry wanted to go but we were concerned
for his safety on the way down!
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So, we had him sit at the bottom of the steps!
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Looks like Dave is about to throw Henry off the Wall, ha!
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I think he heard more honking on the roads!
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The boys joking.
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The children were more interested in the "giant ant" they found
outside of our meeting spot cafe.
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Henry with our reps Alice and Cecilia inside the cafe.
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Our pictures were better in 2012 but we only drove by this time.
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Potty break at the cloisonne factory;
Henry was preparing for a loud flush (not loud)!
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Henry and his panda friend inside the mall.
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Easter is over, but these bunny eggs were awesome!
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"Look, Henry, you're on TV!"
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Everyone was fascinated (Henry is still there watching)!
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Exterior of Sunworld Dynasty Hotel in Beijing.
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Cheating on our hotel and headed over to the Crowne Plaza
across the road for some dinner; all the memories came flooding back!