As we wait for Samuel's passport to be processed, we have some free days ahead. Since today is Daniel's first Gotcha Day Anniversary, we did all things child-friendly. We spent the day at the park (via the subway), and the children had lots of fun playing, painting, and riding rides!
Everyone was so kind to us, and we received lots of "thumbs up" signs. Several people who spoke English helped us in the subway, or talked with us in the park, or simply talked with us about the children.
Here we are just off the subway and ready to begin our day of fun in the park.
Daddy and Hope having fun on a ride:
Andrew behind Cherish.
They are catching balls in nets while riding in circles.
Cherish always looking out for the younger ones:
The "twins" who like to do everything together:
Daddy's walking buddy:
The "twins" riding together again:
These two! ❤
Samuel calls me "mama"!
Actually, it's sweet, but that must be what he called all his nannies.
Either way, I'll take it! ☺
Look at Daniel holding Samuel:
Daniel getting Samuel's bottle out for him.
(It's his original bottle from the orphanage.)
When we got back to the hotel, Derek took Cherish and Andrew swimming while the others played in the hotel room.
Afterwards, we all went out for dinner--extra large ice cream cones!!! YAY!! Awesome? Right? Well, it's China. So, it was green ice cream mixed with white ice cream. The green ice cream was tea ice cream. It tasted like greet tea leaves pureed until the puree was creamy. It was interesting. He he.
When the ice cream was finished, we took Samuel on his first trip to WalMart. You should have seen his eyes popping out of his head! ☺ He was wide-eyed at all there was to see. When I wasn't holding him, he thought everything was a toy, so he pushed and moved everything around. I think he liked WalMart! ☺
Tomorrow, we head to Samuel's orphanage to meet his nannies and to thank all those who cared for our little guy.
Thanks for "traveling" with us!