Friday, April 16, 2010

A zoo where we were the main attraction

Yesterday was a really great day. We started out the day with XiaoJun Skyping with his old friend Wei Wei. XJ and Wei Wei were in the Lu'an SWI at the same time and I have many pictures of the two little guys together. Wei Wei came home to his forever family a few months ago and his mom and I decided it would be a great idea to have the two Skype...and it was! They were clearly excited to see each other and immediately began saying their names and karate chopping the screen and showing off their toys. XiaoJun had a big smile on his face and I think it was good for him to see a friend and a connection to his past before us. Thanks Wei Wei and Melanie!

After this we went to the zoo. There were about 1000 school kids there and XJ was really interested in them. He literally ran around the entire time and did not want to sit in the stroller or be carried, he's a very big boy! The craziest thing is that we were a much bigger attraction than the animals to the kids. We were at the panda enclosure when a bunch of young girls completely ignored the panda and wanted to take our picture instead! They all wanted to say "Hello" or "Bye-Bye" in their best English and then run off was very cute.

Today we are headed to GZ! We have really enjoyed our time here in Hefei, but are ready to move on to where the weather is nicer. There is a lot to do and see in GZ and we'll be back with the families we started off with and their new kids. It will be a lot of fun. XJ will have his first airplane ride tonight...wish us luck!