Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Couch and heading home

This is our last post from China. It's been a very long 16 days here, we are so ready to come home with our Mia. We will be flying out tomorrow (Thursday 4.21.2011 @ 12:40pm) and will arrive @ 12:20 am Friday in Tampa. Let's all hope our little girl does well on this flight. How in the world do you entertain someone for that long????? **Yes Peanut, frazzled to say the least.

Tonight we took a few pics of Mia on the "Red Couch". For those of you not familiar with it, this is the couch in the White Swan Hotel that most all of the adoptiove parents take pictures of children prior to their departure home. There were only 2 us of in the Lifelink's referral group this month. Our travel partners Lindsay and her daughter grabbed an earlier flight out as soon as their visa arrived so it's just Mia on the couch. By the way, she is on to the camera. Everytime she hears it turn on her expressions change or she turns her head.

Working on Bonding with Daddy.


Anonymous said...

Safe travels to the Hadden Family. Looking forward to meeting the divine baby sweetness Miss Mia when the time is right!!


Kim and Greg said...

She is sooooo adorable!!!! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl. Safe travels home!


Tonya said...

Praying you have safe travels! You can do it--remember each moment in the air is another moment closer to home. I traveled home last year (from Taiwan) with my then 10 month old AND my then 20 month old. 2 kiddos at once for that long..if we can survive that, we can survive anything.

Take care!

Jonni said...

Oh gina,

Mia looks adorable on the red couch and her little dress is so cute. i love the pic of Gordon and Mia with the bubbles. Looks like she is on her way to becoming a daddy's girl. That's kind of ironic that you bougt one of those. We also bought the girls one each when we went to get Sammy and they had a blast with them, but what an absolute mess. :) Hope you guys have a safe and wonderful trip. Can't wait to catch up with you after you get home and get adjusted back to the time. Hope you have a big welcoming committee at the airport and wish we lived closer and could be there too to welcome you home.


China Dreams said...

Oh, happy day, right? Home never looks so good until you've been on this long journey and living out of a hotel room. Even five star hotels aren't home.

Hope your travels are smooth and uneventful. (maybe she'll sleep; our son slept almost the whole trip and he was 4-1/2)


Shari said...

Hello, I just found your blog. We live in Ft. Myers and I work a lot in Sarasota! Congratulations on Mia she is beautiful! I would love to hear about your trip and your travel. We are waiting for our I800 approval, hopefully traveling in July to Suzhou, Jiangsu to bring home our 2.5 year old little girl. Safe travels home!Shari

Special K said...

Oh my she cute or what?!

Have a safe trip home. :)

Laurie said...

Gina, You've done such a nice job sharing your China experience on the blog.

By the time you read this you will be home and that epic travel will be over. I hope it went well.

I also hope your first week home goes well. It is sooo hard, just like everyone says it will be.

Looking forward to some Mia updates!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Welcome Home Miss Mia... welcome home :) Gotta love the White Swan... just have to sit on the Red Couch :) Life really starts now :)