Friday, August 8, 2008

Last morning in China, Finally Home!

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Lilymei's last morning in China, 8/7/08. She and Baba are enjoying a fun game of peek-a-boo. We were up by 4:30am China time. Poor Lilymei only slept 30 minutes the whole day. She was ready for bed when we put her down at 10:30pm Guam time.

Just off the plane in Guam, Lilymei is not very happy to put her feet on American soil. Lilymei did not feel well for the first flight from Guangzhou to Tokyo. She really enjoyed stretching out on the chairs waiting for our next flight in the Tokyo airport. We snagged a quick bite of McDonalds before our flight to Guam. Nate doesn't really like plane food so he was glad to get a bite before leaving. Lilymei loves all food so she was grabbing fries right off Nate's lap.

We were pleasantly surprised to see a group of friends waiting for us at the airport Thursday evening. Andrew L is getting his first look at Lilymei. He wasn't very happy when his Mama held Lilymei; he is the baby in his family.

Oatmeal, yogurt, and a blueberry muffin was on the menu for breakfast this morning. It's not the buffet at the White Swan hotel but Lilymei was happy anyway. We are so excited that she is sleeping very well at home, drinking from sippy cups, and scooting around all over the floor.

Yesterday we took Lilymei to the clinic to show her around a little before we go back on Monday for her doctor's appt. She didn't show anyone her big smile at the clinic but later in the evening we had a few friends over for cake and ice cream. She really opened up for them, laughing and smiling and waving bye-bye to them. She is so proud of herself!

We do have video of Lilymei waving and laughing we hope you enjoy it. Time for the boys to start mowing their 5 lawns of the weekend. Ugghh! Vacation is over!!

4 comments:

Christe said...

We were so happy to meet your wonderful family in person. Glad to see all is well and everyone is home safe and sound. Now the real fun begins. Christe and Cash

Susan said...

Welcome home! I wish we could have been there to greet you all at the airport too!

Can you believe you are on the other side of things now? I hope your adjustment to real life goes well!

Love you! Susan

Anonymous said...

We are glad to see you guys are back on the rock. What a great trip and so many memories as you start this new chapter together. We will continue to pray for the adjustments you will face and will stay updated through the blog. O, you have some e-mails to catch up on with Hardman and I. Let's get the ball rolling again. - Doug & Sheri Littlefield

Chad and Kristy said...

I can not say enough how much we enjoyed your company in China. You are such wonderful people and we really enjoyed you boys:) Keep us posted on the adventures of LilyMei. That video of her waving and smiling melted my heart:) If you ever pass through Alabama you better stop and visit:)

Love,
Chad and Kristy Gray

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