Baba and I are in the lobby of the hotel, the only place we can get internet and the kids are snacking in the room. We weren't sure we should let them alone, but they know where we are and how to get here and they are eaing chicken feet. Yeah, read that right, chicken FEET. Grossing us out. Plus everyone knows we are their parents by now. We'll get tracked down quickly if they do anything-- believe me.
See the fun they are having and who is wearing Chloe's glasses??
I am blogging and Baba is exploring and the kids are eating. And eating, and eating. Chloe must have flashbacks of not enough food as she has gone nuts on snacks and I swear every other sentence is "I'm hungry". She also is mad that Chance keeps saying "mama wants to try this" and wants her to open more snacks to get himself some.
He's really a bugger. He's going to be a handful and a half. Chase gave him a talking to this afternoon after we got back from the store and he had refused to listen to me, I said, "that's RIGHT, mama boss", and when Chase heard the translation (via Chloe) he insisted "no, no, I'm mama." Not being sassy, just meaning "they don't work a job for me." Chase tries to be helpful but he has his stubborn moments as well. They are very much like their sister and we are thankful now to have her a year ahead of them:) No shortage of SPUNK here.
They are everything we expected and more. Survivor skills in many ways, but also so very immature in others. Just wanting to belong and be loved. And they clearly know we love them. It shows in how comfortable they are with us, they have no reservations with us at all.
Chase is very skinny, we couldn't find ANY pants or shorts to fit him at the store:( He's wearing about a size 18 boys. He did get some books he wanted, although we still have to push him to buy more than 1 of anything. Baba bought a small portable radio and we learned that Chase likes music very much.
One unexpected thing, Chloe has become much closer to Baba, she clearly prefers American ways for many things and he is American:) For all the whining (whining, not grieving) she liked to do at home about missing Ch*na she is seeing the GOOD of America now. I "joke ahh ed" her today and said she should be renamed "I want" and she said "whatever." We tease her and say that's totally American teenager talk. She is seeing that she has been blessed with the best of both her worlds, her Chinese heritage and all that brings but being American as well.
Notary stuff done today and tomorrow we leave for Guangzhou later in the day.
Well, we're off to adventure into supper, hopefully we won't end up with any poultry head on our table--- ewwhhhhh.
Hope everyone is good and we send our love, things are going along smoothly:)