Today our adoption was made official in the eyes of China!! YEAH! Half way there! We were of course VERY nervous about seeing the orphanage staff again, and things went about as expected, but we did get a big explaination. Will did ok until the director walked in. Until then, he quietly held Mike hand and at first he just walked over to the director and held his hand, then after a few minutes got upset and completely wrapped his body around his legs. Anytime the director moved, Will moved with him. He told our translator he "raised this boy like his son and frequently took him home and would miss him horribly". He gave us his business card and his home email and asked for updates. After about 5m of Will being attached to his body and him frantically chasing him outside and us trying to pry him away, he disappeared. Will had a huge fit for about another 5m and was fine after that. He got to say goodbye and we got some pictures. I'm so glad to hear Will has had a father figure and was obviously well loved by the director and his wife, but deep down I hope he stays away at the orphanage visit for Will's sake.
It snowed in Nanjing today...apparently this is very rare and has everyone in a bit of a tizzy. We must have brought it with us. It wasn't even a pretty snow, it was a wet, sleety icky snow. But it made for a nice bonding day in the room. We had some sweet firsts, my first kiss,lots of giggles, and tons of playing (he has a fabulous raspy giggle by the way) The mall attached to the hotel has a small kids play area on the top floor and he LOVED this and wasn't overstimulated at all. We hadn't planned on it, just went for an early lunch and decided to try to find him some pants due to multiple potty accidents after being so upset at Civil affairs. ( Luckily there have been none since! It seems very emotional related!) and the kids area was attached to the childrens department and once he saw it was all over. Plus, he's so stinkin big, only 3 pairs of the pant I brought fit him!
I was so pleased to see how great he was with the other kids. He shared toys, reached for the other childrens hands to help them into the blowup jumpy thingy, and when I thought he was making a B-line to plow over the other childrens towers he ran over and handed them a block MOST of the time and helped them build! (he plowed over a few!) Over all it was a huge relief to see how gentle and kind he was! He does have a house full of siblings to go home to!!!!
You will also notice first skype photos with his new siblings! Everyone was so excited and Sam is taking it sooo well, it was very sweet, he said "Hi Will, look it's my brofver" Then later he told Jessa he wanted to play with him...(awww) even with him in my lap...no jealousy!!!
He slept really well, we made a bed for him, but he wanted nothing to do with it. He only woke us up once for about 20 minutes and didn't even cry , but we found him in various places throughout the night...see sleeping pictures...kinda pitiful, but we got a good laugh!!!
We were really hoping to see more of Nanjing this trip since last time it was 100* here...sigh, seems this time the snow and the cold have pushed us in...oh well, I guess we AREN'T here to see Ming Tombs, according to our guide they are forcasting snow and sleet a few more days...I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Guangzhou!