Friday, June 22, 2012

Last Day in Zhengzhou (Passport Day!)

We had a very lazy day in the hotel. We all slept until 7:00am and then had another wonderful breakfast. It is our favorite part of the day because the food is so wonderful and it is cool in the restaurant. This is a big deal for us because our hotel room is a sauna. We have had the engineers come check out our a/c but they say it is working fine. It is at least 80 degrees in our room at any given moment. Worst part of this trip! Ok enough complaining! After breakfast a few of the families hung out in the hallway and visited while the babies played. (The hallway is about 10 degrees cooler than our room... Oh that's right I was done complaining!) The other families on this adventure have been so wonderful. We really feel so close even though we just met. It will be so neat to watch their children grow along with Cooper. One of the little girls had a fever of 106.2 so they had to take her to the hospital. They gave her an IV and she is doing better. Most of the babies have some sort of upper respiratory thing going on just like Cooper. We have all pitched in where we can.

Before dinner, we met with our agency rep, Yisha one final time before we go to the airport in the morning. She gave us Cooper's Chinese passport, which is a very big deal. The next step is to get an American visa in his passport for our trip home. We will get the visa at our next stop, the US Consulate in Guangzhou. Then, once we land in the US, he will be a US citizen.

We had dinner with another family at the Holiday Inn Express next door to our hotel. We have been to that restaurant three times now. It is very good and inexpensive! We came to China thinking that everything would be inexpensive. That was the old China. From our viewpoint the economy is booming here and most things are very expensive. Maybe it's just where we are in this city. Anyhow, we are happy to find good food at a good price. Ryan had beef noodles, Barb had noodles with tomatoes and veggies and Cooper and I had braised chicken with mushrooms and rice. It was yummy and he loved the chicken. Truthfully he loves all food! At dinner he started saying "Mama!" I don't know if he knows exactly what it means but it totally made my day!

Tomorrow we move to Guangzhou. We are all very excited about moving because it means we are one step closer to getting home. I am enjoying my trip to China but I can't wait to introduce Cooper to everyone! We will be in Guangzhou for seven nights then Hong Kong for two nights. Tomorrow will be Coopers first time on an airplane, so wish us luck! ~Ronda



Blurry Picture but Shows Us Hanging Out in the Hallway

My Two Boys!

He Now Loves the Bath! Smiles All the Time



  1. SO cute! ... and I'm so happy to hear that things are going smoothly!! (except for the heat!)
    Love and miss you!!

  2. New daddy smiles are among the best :-) Praying you home.