We arrived at the Civil Affairs office in Xi'an at 4:50, so we were a little rushed and I just realized we did not get a family pic. Eli was waiting for us in a room upstairs when we arrived.
|Kobe telling Eli who we are|
|Levi showing Eli his shirt to match him & Kai|
|Orphanage officials gave us a photo album and pictures he made|
|Levi gave Eli his Legos we brought him to help the sadness|
|Eli is getting advice from his new brothers on the Lego building|
|This would be the Lego building sibling support group. :)|
|Eli & Levi together at our first dinner with Eli|
Found out he likes spicy food too
|Eli & Kai, who is already being a great big brother.|
We can't talk to Eli, but Kai can... for the most part.
In Zhengzhou, we tried to get Kai to talk to some of the other adoptive families kids, but he was too shy.
But he talks to Eli...
|Kobe & Zoe at dinner|
We are so thankful for Kobe!!!
|Kobe's dinner meal|
|Kai posing with his 2nd order of shrimp fried rice|
He can really put away some food!
|Steve and I commented at dinner how we just could not stop looking at him...|
We are so blessed!
|After dinner, more bonding time back at hotel with Legos|
|This was fun to watch! They are getting along so far.|
|In fact, Levi & Eli played for a LONG time.|
Tomorrow we have a busy morning. Off to the Civil Affairs office at 9am to interview, notarize and finalize Eli's adoption.
Then we have to find our luggage... apparently the Bullet Train doens't allow large luggage, and we had to check our luggage to be sent by another train and it is due to arrive tomorrow am. Sigh!
But luggage or no luggage, we are blessed and thankful for all God has given to us.
Sherry and family