We woke up at 3:45 and were the only people in the lobby at 5:30 AM. Breakfast was yummy! Huge buffet with everything you could imagine. I had cereal and toast. Mike had cereal, pan cakes, fried rice, a hot dog, toast...you get the picture.
We left at 8 for New Day and arrived there at 9 AM! Watch the video below and you can see us meeting Ethan for the first time. Our guide, Candy, is so sweet and she videotaped the whole thing.
First he spotted Mama... Then reached for Baba... We have the sweetest, cutest boy in all of China!
He could not stop hugging us and would tell everyone "Mama Baba".
Then we went outside and it was just us and Ethan. Despite us speaking no Chinese and Ethan speaking limited English...we communicated! He didn't like to go fast...he would say "smaller" and use his hands. Too cute! He is SO tidy and cleaned up after himself with whatever he was playing. His split is going to give Cameron some serious competition! We ate lunch together and Ethan is a great eater. Not picky at all and loves spicy food! He had seconds and cleaned his entire plate. Then he looked at Mike and told him to clean his plate too.
While he took a nap (yea...he still naps!), Mike & I met with his doctor, teacher and nanny. They gave us all of his artwork, a cd of pictures for the past 2 years, his medical information...New Day is truly amazing! You can feel the love the minute you walk in the door and you see the love on every single adult and child's face! If you haven't visited their website...please do!
The other little boy we couldn't wait to meet was Jace (known to many of you as Robert). He has the sweetest smile in the world and looked wonderful! While he was eating cake, I told him his mama and baba couldn't wait to come bring him home...he smiled and said yes! He shared his bag of chips for snack with Ethan and you could truly see how close they both are.
We left at 4 to head back to our hotel. Ethan was hugging Mike's leg and didn't want us to leave. We had such a wonderful day and cannot wait until Sunday when we get to keep him with us!
Tonya & Mike