Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Peter is ours !

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.


  1. Ahhh! The KINE swoosh. Recognized around the world. I am so happy for you all, especially Peter. And for the record I like Will over Liam. Be safe ..... Robin

  2. So wonderful, Catherine! We are so happy for you!

  3. My posting on my end isn't working well. :(

    So happy for you all. And I love the names Peter, Liam and Will. We have a William and a Liam (both middle names for two here). Love the meanings.

    So exciting. Will be stalking the blog! :)

  4. Handsome boys! Looking forward to following your trip. I vote for Liam. : - )

  5. yay!! love hearing about your day! I <3 the name Liam. (you are taking votes, right? lol)