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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Chicken store story

I just had to share this funny tidbit with you of Riley and his friend Chloe's (who's 5) conversation about buying a chicken. This morning, apparently my dh Scott was talking about buying baby chicks at Orscheln's and so of course they both got excited and yelling that they wanted one. Well Riley called his mom and asked for her permission and she agreed. Then it was Chloe's turn to call her mom and here's the conversation... "Mama, can I have a baby chicken?" "Scott's taking us to buy baby chickens, so can I have one?"(Of course, she's secretly thanking Scott for this grand idea). "Riley's getting two, but I only want one." Her mom asked where he was getting them and Chloe replies,"at the chicken store." I just laughed to myself when I heard her say this, and thought that was the cutest thing ever. The sad part is that she couldn't have one unless she kept it here-of all places. We have no room, no extra time for another pet as we have our dog Katie, 2 kitties, an iguana, and a hermit crab! Scott says we have a small zoo already... haha. Well we ended up with 2 chics and 1 little duckie!

The little helper

Yesterday Scott and I went to pick Riley up from school early due to the snow. Well as soon as he got in the truck, Scott started talking to him about Drew. He told him that we were going to get him in a few weeks. Later I tried explaining that when he gets over here, he won't be able to talk in English because all he knows is Chinese. I asked Riley if he was going to help him learn English, and he just grinned big and said Yeah! He said," he can only talk Chinese because he's from China, but when he comes to America, he talks like us." I just had to agree with him and laugh.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Our itinerary while there

Here are our confirmed itinerary dates:
Wed. Mar. 26...We leave from Chicago enroute to Beijing (we have to get to St Louis first)
Thurs. Mar. 27..Arrive in Beijing approx 14 or so hrs later (it's a day later in China)
Fri. Mar. 28......Sightseeing in Beijing: Temple of Heaven in the morning; lunch at Dai Jia Cun Restaurant, Hutong tour and the Chinese Acrobat Show in the afternoon.
Sat. Mar. 29.....More sightseeing in Beijing: The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, Tianamen Square
Sun. Mar. 30....Fly to Urumqi, China (Drew's hometown)
Mon. Mar. 31...We receive Drew!! Do adoption procedure (registration/notary) in afternoon
Tue. Apr. 1.......Free day
Wed. Apr 2.......Sightseeing in Urumqi - museum
Thurs. Apr 3.....Sightseeing in Urumqi -Local market
Fri. Apr 4.........Get all paperwork back and complete ACS paperwork
Sat. Apr 5.........Fly to Guanzghou
Sun. Apr 6 .......Free day or sightseeing in Guanzghou
Mon. Apr 7.......Drew's medical exam, visa photos
Tues. Apr 8......American Consulate appt at 9:00 a.m. , farewell dinner
Wed. Apr 9.......Take oath at American Consulate about 6 p.m.
Thurs. Apr 10..We fly home to Malden!!! (Do you believe it will still be April 10th when we back back to the U.S. because we lose a day?.... weird.)