We've made our fourth flight since this journey began. We were sorry to say goodbye to Allison, Shunshun(sp?), and Ottoleen, but looked forward to meeting Marie and her family again, not to mention that we looked forward to meeting Annali. She is a sweetie. : ) It is fun to be in a place where there are lots of Americans running around with Chinese little ones. Not to mention that we are tired of being noticed and ready to have some American food. I never thought I'd live to hear my husband extolling the virtues of pizza hut. : D
Yingying is doing better everyday. She's having less trantrums(We're working to achieve the balance of not rewarding her, but understanding that she's been through a lot this week. How's that for a balancing act?) She's been a real mommy's girl. The other night while I was retyping my blog entry (for the third time) she wasn't sleeping. Apparently she and Kenton had a heart to heart. She screamed her head off for thirty minutes, but he won and got her to sleep. Fun times!
She is a total tease. When she's getting bored while we're out and about, she'll throw her toys on the ground (It was a real trip as we were racing through the airport!) and giggle like a hyena. She'll offer us a bite and then snatch it away and.....you guessed it, giggle like a hyena. Kenton gave her a jelly belly bean the other day. I kid you not, it took her 10 minutes to eat it. Here a nibble, there a nibble, everywhere a lick and nibble. I've been smothering her with lotion every night after bathtime and she's pretty well stopped itching. Woohoo!
This morning we raced through passport pictures and the medical exam with Bob. Then filled out more paperwork. After a short tour of "the island" we went to Lucy's for lunch. Wooohooooo! American food sure tasted good. We spent several hours communing with two or three other adoptive families. It was so much fun. People we've never met and might not otherwise really connect with have become instant friends. I think we all wish that the last flight had been heading home.