It was an early morning for us... we actually had to wake up the baby. We were downstairs at breakfast by 6:30 and joined a group of 12 families on the bus to the US Consulate. Here we had to take an oath to take care of our child and go through the steps to make Luke an american citizen. Thankfully he passed his medical visit and does not have TB so was cleared to get into the US. Now we wait until Thursday for his visa to come in and we will head out of town for Hong Kong.
We had a relaxing afternoon in the room, napping and reading and I had a meeting with the other parents at 2pm and then all the other families met at 5pm to walk to a family style cantonese restaurant. It was excellent!!
We have a Burger King in our hotel and they are selling 2 ice cream cones for 5 yuan so we got four ice cream cones for 10 yuan which is like $1.50. This was our second attempt at getting Luke to try ice cream and this time was far more successful.
Luke is doing really well and getting into everything as he should at this age. We've really turned a corner this week in Guangzhou. He still does not drink as much as he should but the official liquid strike has ended and we do get him to drink some juice and water every day. Last week I couldn't even get near his teeth to brush them and tonight I was finally able to brush all his teeth and to actually get in there to see if he has all his teeth. Amazingly, he let me cut his fingernails also tonight which was really needed because he's already left a few scratches on Abby's face. Best of all, Luke and I are really starting to bond as well. He is bonded to Abby the most at this point but he is asking for me more and we are finding our way together. He talks to his siblings and dad every day and really seems interested in Rachel. He calls her big sister in chinese over and over and lights up when he sees her. Excited to see where that relationship goes. Tomorrow is another free day while we wait for Luke's visa.