Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Guangzhou Zoo & Updates
Yesterday in the morning we went to the zoo here in Guangzhou. It was a very nice zoo, laid out over a wide area within the confines of downtown. They have a lot of animals including more primates and bears than we have seen at any one zoo and they have ONE panda. The strange thing to us was that people would throw their snack foods to the animals, something you would never see in the USA. With the Asian elephanats it worked very well and one came right down to us. No zookeepers were around to stop it.
In the afternoon we all piled on the bus to go to the U.S. Consulate downtown where we received our visa packets to get our babies home and their vaccination records and passports. A nice lady came out and talked to us as a group and recognized the babies with birthdays in March. We then all stood, raised our right hands and swore an oath that all that we have supplied the government is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge and that was it! We are now free to head home.
All of our travel group left before 2pm local time today. We are here until 9pm local time tomorrow (Friday), flying 10.5 hours and landing in Los Angeles with 5.5 hours left in Friday still! The bonus is as soon as we clear customs/immigration in LA, LynnMarie is a U.S. Citizen!
As for foods, she now is eating watermelon, bananas, steamed rolls, noodles, and oatmeal.
She now has 8 teeth. The two new ones are on the bottom on either side in the back.
She was not nice to mommy last night. They were taking a bath together and well, Miss Thing had not had a BM yet for the day. The rest I leave to your imagination. Mommy was not happy. About 45 minutes later Amy was checking the diaper and she decided to pee on mommy. Amy panics, grabs a diaper and tries to contain things. A minute later she goes to put on a new diaper and there she goes again! LynnMarie got mommy's nightgown, the comforter, the bedspread and mommy's mattress. We called housekeeping at 10:55pm and had a new bed made up for mommy!