Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Is it time to come home yet?

It's been a few days since I blogged. The internet is expensive in the room and yesterday we were at the Safari Park all day. Literally. From 10 to 5. Luckily, it was really nice and we saw tons of animals that were well taken care of and in lifelike habitats. The pandas rocked! XJ had a blast and I think his favorite were the monkeys. He would wave to them and say "Ni Hao monkeys!". He obviously does not really speak any English yet, but we understand each other just fine. He will put his shoes on/off if we say to in English, if we ask if he has to go to the bathroom he will say "mayo" which means "no". I think he will catch on once in the USA full-time. Speaking of, we can't wait to get home. China is great, but living out of a tiny hotel room is not. XJ is REALLY active and loud too...I feel bad for our neighbors. He is always playing or laughing or goofing around. We've had a few little incidents with him and his behavior. He does not like it when we tell him no or to stop something and will really throw a fit. It passes pretty quickly, but he likes to see what he can get away with. Overall, he is a super kid. He plays really well with other kids. Today we were in the playroom at the hotel which is really for much younger kids and there was this little girl about 18 months old who kept tumbling as she was just learning how to walk. XJ was playing with a ball pretty roughly (throwing and screaming) with Jason and he ran up to her and I almost thought he was going to smack her. Instead he sat her up on her butt then lifted her under her arms and stood her up! He made sure she was steady and walked away...too cute!

Today we took the famous Red Couch picture with all the kids in our travel group in their Chinese attire. We opted out of the tour of the market in GZ and I had a massage instead. It was $10 and could be the best massage I have ever had. It was in a Chinese medicine practice.

Thai food tonight. Oath ceremony tomorrow. Thursday is our last day in Guangzhou, then we head to Shanghi for our flight back to the States!!!!