We waited in the Civil Affairs office for Peter to arrive, as his orphanage is about a 4 hour drive from here. He walked in with his familiar shy smile and accepted, but did not return, our enthusiastic hugs. As time went on, it became more and more apparent that he is more than happy about the adoption , but too shy, to verbalize it. We have heard some giggles, but very few words today, even when spoken to by Chinese people. Someone in a store must have asked him who we were because he very quietly said, "Mama, Baba". SMILE
While we were filling out the paperwork, I handed him my kindle on which he quickly found some version of Angry Birds. At home we will limit his screen time, but while in China, especially before we get Will (or do you like Liam better?) he can have it all he wants. We already know that he, like Travis and Ric, would be happy to be on it 24/7.
We ordered lunch at our hotel by pointing at pictures. He chose the two fish with heads on , but eyeballs removed. Jerry thinks the eyeballs are some kind of delicacy. He ate the fried rice, eggplant, and healthy greens (that's what they called it on the menu) with Jerry and I and then still managed to finish off those two fish all by himself.
After lunch we went exploring and shopping. I bought baby boy shoes and girl shoes for Amber and Camila's babies. The boy's say KINE with a swoosh. Back in the room, Peter put his Lego set together that was in the back pack we gave him and now is happily playing the Kindle. An extraordinarily satisfying day.