The A Team!

The A Team!
Aaron, Amanda, Adrian, Adam, Asa, Aidan and Ava
"Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable and fall asleep and miss your life." ~ Brian Andreas

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Final days in China!

I'm finally getting to wrapping up our trip in China with a few pics. Mostly of us killing time, and just goofin' off in the hotel in Hefei City and then on Shamian island in Guangzhou.

Trying to get as close as we can to the fish, while not falling in.

Playing with friends.

Figuring out what Amara will eat. Conclusion: Not much.

Mama's breakfast. Yum! Adrian was not happy with my selection of breakfast food every morning. But I couldn't take the strange knock-off American food. When you're in China you eat Chinese. And boy was this delicious!

Finding my much needed Zen at the top of Hefei City.

Amara is wondering how she lucked out to have such a cool big brother!

Leave it to him to find a nice girl in every city...

Such a Romeo.

Flashback to Ava who also did not like these little people. For Ava, I used my ring to lure her into the line. With Amara I used a cheerio. But it didn't last long. Run in and get out!

Dancing around the hotel room! Why yes, we were losing our minds. Living out of a hotel room will do that to you!

Chillin', eating ice-cream and getting to know her reflection! Or maybe she's going to make a break for it as soon as that door opens up...

Shopping for pearls. Yes, she's begging with her eyes. "Adrian- please free me!, this woman may never stop..."

Drinking tea with our guide, Ann.

Yep. And there he goes again... 

Eating cuddlefish- Adrian loved the food. The stranger- the better!

Here you can see that Amara had a few mosquito bites over her left eye that swelled up and looked horrible. Everywhere we went women pointed, questioned it and looked at me with a raised eyebrow and puckered lips in judgment for allowing it to happen to her...Truly I didn't see it happen people! They attacked while we slept! They each had a suggestion for prevention and treatment for our guide to translate to me. Our guide gave us tiger balm to put on it. Which only burned it more and made it look much worse. Ahh, yes, they joy of being a mom under a microscope in a different culture. Good times ;-) 

US Consulate Appointment Day! Let's hear it for the red, white and blue! One more thing to check off the list!

Our view from our Hong Kong airport hotel. We were finally going home!!!

Hong Kong from above. Next stop, New Jersey and US Citizenship!

Thumbs up! Sweet baby did such a good job staying in her seat for 15 hours! I was skeptical about whether she could do it but she was a trooper and took it in stride! 

And then we were home! Amara Forbes was going to meet the rest of her family. Time for the real fun to begin!!  :-)

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