Friday, August 11, 2017


We get Henry Mingyu's visa to enter the USA at noon today. Once his feet hit USA soil and we turn in his paperwork at the immigration counter at the airport he will be an American Citizen πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Our flight leaves China at 10pm tonight. We are leaving for the airport at 4:30pm. We will be super early but the traffic is so bad we can either sit at the airport or sit in traffic.

A mama can't help to cuddle with her sleeping sweet baby once she lifts him from the stroller ❤

Last night Henry Mingyu fell asleep at 5:30pm on the way to dinner. It is 5:20am and he is still asleep! In his foster group home he took naps. He is 4 1/2 and I can't see that he will be willing to take naps at home. We haven't fought him to take naps in China although most days he has taken a "cat nap" somewhere along the way. I guess all this activity caught up with him. We can only hope he sleeps so well on the plane! ✈

The first words Henry Mingyu spoke when he woke up this morning were "mama wo ai ni" ❤❤ this boy ❤❤

Just being real....THIS FLIGHT COULD BE LOOOONG πŸ˜–. Sweet Henry Mingyu is also very stubborn. On our 2 hour flight from Zhengzhou he had a couple of melt downs. He didn't like the seat belt. He wanted to stand during take off. He wanted to kick the seat in front of him. He used the bathroom twice. He spilled his drink. Our flight home is 12 hours from GZ to San Francisco. Then we have 3 hour layover and then a 4 hour flight to Detroit.

Just pray. That's all.

 Yesterday we spent a little time at a park on Shamian Island. It had a cracked, very old and dirty slide (Henry is pictured coming back down the stairs after deciding not to go down the slide). The only other playground item were the monkey bars.

Have you heard me say "My friends son has a similar limb difference and the only thing he can't do is the monkey bars"?!

Really?! Monkey bars!! What are the chances?!!

If my back wasn't hurting so much I could have lifted him up just like my friend was doing for her son. I could barely lift Henry Mingyu to my hip.There was no lifting him above my head. He didn't ask...but my mama heart broke a bit for our boy πŸ˜ͺ

 The hotel next to ours has this really neat arch
 Don't judge! We have eaten more Chinese food this trip than both of my other trips. It has been really really good!

 There is a McDonald's right across our hotel parking lot.

 We just had to try one of the unique cones! It was "green tea and Oreo"....and really YUCK!

 The street sweepers use such unique brooms!

We have a budding artist! Henry Mingyu was so proud of himself that he showed Baba (The Chinese word for daddy) on Wechat video calling this morning! Henry Mingyu had the cutest little proud smile on his face πŸ˜ƒ

 We spent our last hour and a half touring a museum that is only a block from the hotel.

Super interesting to get to walk around the tomb!!!

Off to the airport ✈! It is 4:30pm. Our flight is at 10pm, but our guide says we can either spend it sitting in traffic or sitting at the airport. We are choosing the airport. We fly 12 hours to San Francisco. We have a 3 hour layover and then fly to Detroit. At 6:30am Saturday August 12 we arrive !!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I can't wait to hug and kiss my babies ❤He


Thank you for praying us home ❤

We are so incredibly blessed and grateful to God for our new son ❤


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