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!

17 comments:

Don and Be said...

Enjoy your free time.
10 hour flight, eh? Bonus! We traveled 32 hours in a 24 hour day.

Mama Duck said...

Hmmm...well, I'd say maybe it's a type of mother-daughter bonding. Hee, hee, hee!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hehehehehe... sorry Amy... I really WAS NOT laughing at you.... just with you cause you know very well that this will be an adventure to repeat... as for trying to stop the pee... let it flow... cause there is no containing that one... hehehe... sorry I will stop laughing...

amy said...

Been a nurse for 8 years, have been babysitting for 20 and have never been peed on. I love my baby, Ill take whatever she gives me. I made such a commotion she peed again and giggled

Donna -N- Andrew said...

Nothing says love like a child peeing, puking or sh*ting on you. LOL I can't tell you how many times a child has done that to me over all the years of sitting. Safe travels home!
Donna

Jenny said...

Congratulations.

You are now officially a mother.

*giggle*

redmaryjanes said...

hope that your flight goes well! I've been peed on so many times...what can you do?

Anonymous said...

It's called christening.

Briana's Mom said...

LOL! Well, your not officially a mommy until your peed on. :D

Alyson and Ford said...

She is eating great! It gets even better once you are home!
I like what Mama Duck called all that body function-malfunctions - BONDING! Ha! We did not get to experience that type of bonding (thank goodness!).
So close to coming home! Safe travels! Scream when you hit USA!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Margaret M said...

Laughing out loud over the bath story...what can I say? Welcome to Motherhood...Oh the JOYS! Hope you have a wonderful trip home. I know there are so many people that can't wait to meet your daughter.

Jonni said...

How exciting that you are almost home with your sweet princess.

Oh I remember that zoo well. It was about 95 degrees with 110% humidity when we visited. Sorry to hear about LynnMarie's BM on Amy. Poor Amy. Take care.

Hugs,
Jonni

Kristy said...

Well heck at least your bonding!!! lol

Godspeed on your travels,can't wait to see you home.
Love and blessings, Kristy

Amy said...

Hi Amy~ Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!

Your sweet little family was so much fun to travel with.

May you all quickly get settled in at home!

Amy said...

From Anna: I really wish I was there to see your new normal [yes it's the 8 year old Teenager] I love the Magnificent words........

Amy said...

Anna. I forgot something !:D :] .

John said...

You became a more responsible mother.

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