We were the only family that our guide had at the swearing in so she was able to talk with the boys a lot. For some reason Max still thinks that he is going to America tomorrow and he will not see me any more and he said that makes him sad. Our guide told him I would be his Mommy forever!!! Then he wanted to know if he was going to school and I would leave him there. She told him if he went to school I would take him and pick him up, he would not stay at the school. It sounds like from what he has told her that he has been moved around a lot. He told her he did not have a Mom and Dad and that he is a orphan and has no home! She said he was very matter of fact about it! It just makes my heart break that any child should have to go through that and hopefully soon he will start to understand forever! I will be his Mama FOREVER!!!
By the way Baba, he told our guide that he talks to his Baba everyday in America and that his Baba is very handsome man!
The first four pictures are just some the streets on the island. Then the next picture is the boys walking to Lucy's for lunch! I thought it was cute that they were holding hands. Marc was holding my hand and was upset that I let go of his hand to take the picture.
There are several artists around China that paint like this using the side of their hand the palm, fingers and fingernails. They make beautiful pictures with great detail.
The above picture is taken from the steps of the building the US Embassy is in where we go for the Visa. I was surprised to see Ikea right next door. So after our swearing in we decided to visit Ikea. After walking through it we got ice cream cones just like Ikea at home only these were much smaller but the ice cream was better. Probably because it was so hot outside that it tasted great!!! The lady making the cones did several at once. The picture below she is doing 4 at one time.