Enjoying Guangzhou

We are making the most of our final days in Guangzhou. There is a GORGEOUS park right across the street from our hotel. We have loved spending time there. I am seriously going to miss these parks when we get home!2014-11-04_0001 Jeff joined in the ping pong. I’m pretty sure he won. 2014-11-04_0002 2014-11-04_0003

There are even little rides in the park. The kids love it!2014-11-04_0004We had our consulate appointment yesterday. There we took an oath along with a room full of adoptive parents, gave fingerprints yet again, and handed over Kai’s passport with his Visa application. That was our last official business in China!2014-11-04_0006After our consulate appointment, Jeff wanted to go to the top of Canton Tower.  On our last trip we were told that this is the second tallest building in the world.  I’m not sure that is true, but no matter what, it was high.  Really high.  The fact that I was up there is a testament to how much I love my husband.  Those guys rode in these bubbles around the outside perimeter of the building. Couldn’t get me in there.  No way, no how.2014-11-04_0007Then, on the other end of the spectrum, we visited the Chen Temple. It was gorgeous.2014-11-04_0008 2014-11-04_0009 2014-11-04_0010

We also went back to Shamian Island again. We always love walking around and seeing the beautiful trees and small streets. You can always see people doing Tai Chi, and brides taking pictures. Up until a few years ago adoptive families spent almost their whole time  on the Island. I’m a little bit envious of that!

These shop owners sat down to talk to Kai. I love having someone translate what he is saying because he chatters away all the time. The last time we had someone translate for us it was a waiter, who told us that Kai told him that his China mom was out shopping for vegetables and she might be back later. 🙁 Oh sweet boy, how I wish I could explain things to you.

Apparently he told these ladies that he has 2 moms, and I am his American mom. He said that Jeff is the baba (Daddy) for himself, Zac, and Drew, but I am the mom for only him. Uh oh.2014-11-04_0011Our time in China is almost done. We are off to enjoy our last day!


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2 Responses to Enjoying Guangzhou

  1. Amy says:

    Love all of these photos and man…your boys are brave! Not sure I could get on one of those either :)) Can’t believe your time in China is nearing the end. Have loved following your journey. Sounds like Kai is quite the smart little boy! I’m sure he will be chattering away in english in no time at all. So happy to see you are doing well and Kai seems to be adjusting beautifully! Will be praying for safe travels back home. xo

  2. Emily says:

    Haha! Jeff is daddy to all three and you are mom only to Kai! Too funny! Even though he is not speaking English, it is wonderful that he is so verbal and articulate!
    Okay, you are super brave to go up in that building–definitely a testament of love! LOL. I would have passed on those little bubble things too. I would have been afraid it might break and fall off or something ridiculous like that.
    I am also loving that Jeff played ping pong and how they have ping pong in the parks like that. We need some parks here that are that cool!
    Great photos as always and great storytelling.
    Sorry I got behind on my daily encouragements and blog responses!
    Love you!

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