Wednesday, August 6, 2014

China: Day 7 Passport Trip

 We had a very early start to the day because we needed to leave the hotel by 7:20am.  We had time for a quick bite to eat, then caught some taxis to take us to the train station.  We then took a train 1 1/2 hours south to the city where Jordan was originally found in order to apply for his passport. Once there, we piled in a van that took us to the passport office.  Unfortunately, we're quickly learning that Jordan does not enjoy being in moving vehicles.  He will tense up, start sweating, grit his teeth and cry.  It makes sense, he's probably only been in moving vehicles a handful of times.... it's a lot to take in.  It just makes me dread our upcoming flights.  I'm sure they will be challenging.  

 This kids is happiest when he is free to roam. 

I had to walk up and down the isles the entire train trip.  It was nothing like the relaxing train ride from Beijing.  All the walking on a moving train gave me a good case of motion sickness.  

 Our little monkey loves bananas.

 Messy pink/purple OREO face.

 Thank goodness for the bullet train.  Otherwise our trip would have taken 3 times as long.  I was hoping that since we would be in the area, we could go and visit Jordan's finding spot.  Sadly, we weren't able to make that happen.  So it was back on to the train, much to Jordan's dismay.

He was much happier when we made it back to the hotel.  Today I've been very glad we brought the girls with us.  They are so great with Jordan and played with him while I tried to sleep off the sickness.   

Love this boy!!

Jordan is a busy boy and is always pointing to where he wants to go next. 

I'm also grateful that Ryan and Jordan are becoming buddies so I don't have to do all of the carrying now.

 Maddie and Kaitlyn with their new friend from one of the adoptive families in our group.

 Not only does Jordan point to where he wants to go next, but when he is REALLY wanting something, he crosses his fingers to point.  And when he is ready to leave somewhere, he'll start blowing kisses and waving bye-bye.  I think we're starting to see a glimpse of the strong will our little fighter has in him,

We went out to dinner again with some other families and risked our lives to cross the street.  The crossing guard got us half way across the street then left us stranded with oncoming traffic coming our way.   

Here we are hanging out in the middle of the road, feeling like we're about to lose at a game of Frogger. 

A shot of our hotel.

 After bath = toothy smile.

 Clean and ready for bed.  It was a long day.  We're all about ready for bed.

He'll let us feed him bottles during the day, but Jordan always wants to feed himself his night time bottle.  He seems to want the space, so we're letting him have it.  He is a sweet boy!  

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