All week my dear sweet husband struggled with exhaustion, lack of appetite and just an overwhelming urge to move on from Shanghai. Jet lag contributed, a guide who was not overall too helpful meeting their basic needs (but stellar on adoption political details), and the incredible busyness of being in a city with 23 million other people. Fuzhou, with its 7 million people, sounds like a small village in comparison!
On their last full day in Shanghai they were blessed with a different guide who was, frankly, a breath of fresh air! He did not hurry them, listened to their needs, truly guided them within their own comforts and met their needs!
A truly refreshing day they all needed!
|Her chariot driver, Grandpa!|
|Daddy and his new girl!|
In fact, Analina was so relaxed she actually slept IN BED for the first time...WITH daddy! Up until this point she'd been sleeping in the stroller. Well, to be honest she didn't sleep in bed all night...she fell out once! And she's a hogger!
She was terrified of the animals at the Zoo/Park...hope she doesn't run from our cats!
|Anyone know what kind of bear this is? He's tiny!|
|Devin felt right at home....heehee!|
They also hit Toys R Us for some new toys...girlfriend was getting a bit bored of the few toys we sent for her.
|Look at her gently cradle her new baby!|
|Such a cute baby she picked out!|
The best part of moving on to Fuzhou?
You, sweet boy, were the reason we started this journey toward China. We committed to you in Dec. 2010 and it has been a long journey that is about to be completed!
I cannot wait to get to know you, my sweet joy-boy!