We're leaving, on a jet plane...
Here's Kaden as we leave for sunny, hot (but not humid!) California.
Not much to show for the actual flight. Because it was a night flight, they turned the lights down, and everybody pretended to sleep. Actually, Kaden got in about 8 hours of sleep, which was great, because it meant only about 3 hours of keeping him occupied after he woke up. He did great.
As we got home, this is what So.Cal. looked like:
That's downtown LA, all the way to the mountains. Who stole all our smog?!?
Whoever it was, thank you!
And what awaited us as we landed?
Lots of boys!
They were happy to see us, and totally excited to see their new little brother.
I think Kaden is going to like this...
Thanks to Alexis and Amador (and their kids Elijah & Angelina) for taking care of our kiddos while we were away, and bringing them to the airport, and thanks to Paul & Stacy (and new baby Jubilee) and Jay & Dee (and Elianah) for showing up as well. You are all so important to us.
Home!! For the first time.
Kaden is now an official Californian! In-N-Out fries!!
I wonder if you could order a Double-double "Fuzhou style"?
And now, a day and half after landing in America, Kaden went to his first ever Church service!
Finally, one anecdote:
During the church service, after the music, Kaden got bored, and as opposed to all the adults that this happens to, he let it be known that he was no longer interested in sitting there. So, off we went to walk to halls and wander until the service was over.
I spied a drinking fountain, and figured Kaden might want a drink, so I pointed him to it, and when we got there and I turned in on for him, he did the only thing he knew to do with running water and a basin - he put his hands under it to wash them!
I realized then that by growing up in a country where you don't drink the tap water, he had probably never seen a drinking fountain before, and certainly had never used one. I had to show him how to put your mouth up to the water and suck it in. The first few times, he blew instead of sucked.
Yes, an interesting, fun and wonderful adventure awaits us.
Thank you all again for your support for our family on this journey that is only now really getting started. More posts to come, and your ongoing prayers are more important than ever!
God's rich blessings upon you all.