We started Monday morning with a video call to the boys back home. They were all so excited to see their baby sister. She wasn't sure what to think since she'd only been awake for about 1 minute when we made the call. Our first photo as a family of 6!
Abby enjoyed the breakfast buffet before we met our guide, Mary, for our appointments to make the adoption official. This girl can EAT! She tries absolutely everything and is constantly wanting more.
The time between when they brought Abby to us and when we sign all the documents is called the "Harmonious Period" and parents are given this time to make sure they want to continue with the adoption. We could not have signed those papers fast enough. We were so ready to offiicially make this precious girl a part of our family.
She makes this face to Matt all the time. She knows it is guaranteed to make us laugh.
We drove to a couple of different offices to apply for her passport. It will take several days for the government to prepare her passport. This is the main reason that we need to stay in the capital city of her province until the end of the week.
No car seats in China. And every time Abby is in the van, she falls fast asleep.
While we were driving around town, we stopped at Walmart. Abby's first (of many!) trips to good ol' Wally World.
We even picked up a Papa John's pizza on the way back to the hotel. Possibly the best pizza I've ever tasted in my life.
We spent most of our day in our hotel room, getting to know our girl better. Pictures are great, but they cannot adequately express what an absolute sweetheart she is. She is reserved much of the time, but when we get her playful side to emerge, she is a total ham. She seems to be attaching well to both of us and we just can't get enough of our little Jiangxi jewel.