Monday, December 27, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Kai seems to be adjusting fairly well.  He is getting much better at sleeping through the night.  Even when he does wake up he understands that it isn't play time but time for sleep.    We are having a hard time getting him to leave the space heaters alone.  He understands but thinks it is a game and can play with them.  Also, the cat is being very tolerant so far of him.  He is not gentle with her.  What he can do with the dog doesn't work as well with the cat.  He is starting to give me kisses and will make eye contact.  At either times I can't get him to look at me.  After his nap today, which wasn't long enough for him, he was cranky and crying still not sure what he wanted.  He refused to look at me.  I finally got him settled down.

He still wants to be picked up all the time.  He loves to throw a tantrum when I am unable to pick him up, like when I am washing my hands.  I am still trying to figure out how to make sure he knows when I microwave something I am not putting it away. 

Connor usually tries to be very helpful and will put Kai in his chair at the dining room table and get him all buckled in. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Home at last

We made it home.  Kai slept 8 hours of the 10 hour flight.  Which was great in one way, but not so great as he only slept 2 hours last night.  I have to wake him and big brother soon.  I would love to go back to sleep.  Connor has his last soccer game today which I want to go to.  Hopefully, trying to keep Kai up the rest of the day will mean he might sleep tonight.  We shall see.

I realized I never did get any pictures at the airport either going or coming from taiwan.  I usually am good at taking pictures but this time around I wasn't the best at it.  I also realized we forgot a picture of the outside of SLC.  Our oldest son did get a picture of the cab driver who brought us to SLC.

I know there is more I was going to write there was last time and I remember after I logged off.  :(

Hopefully, I will get some pictures loaded it was to slow to upload and post using the netbook I brought to Taiwan.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

misc info

At the zoo yesterday some girls stopped to take their picture with Connor.  Then on the MRT this evening two young women got on board and one of them was touching his cheek.  At the night market last night more girls stopped to take a picture with him.  He has had a lot of people noticing him.

Connor has managed to do something his mom has yet to do use a squatty potty.  He had to go poop at the zoo yesterday and used one, I was very surprised.  I managed to find western toilets, some off the handicap ones are.

We fly home tomorrow we leave at 11 p.m. and have to check out of the hotel by 1 p.m.  We have to pick up the chops we had made for kai and connor.  Then maybe head to taipei 101 and take the elevator to top.  Longsham temple and snake alley. 

At the night market yesterday we found some good almond candy and bought two bags.

Finally, we did receive Kai's visa yesterday.  The courier came just before we were leaving for the zoo.  It is amazing how much better my stomach felt after getting the visa.


We went on a mini tour of northern taiwan today.  The taxi driver wanted to take us to all the tourist spots while we wanted to ocean.  we had to tell him to shorten the trip.  what we saw was cool, just not we had planned.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

gotcha day and everything else

After much worry and emails to my slc yahoo group our taxi driver got us to slc in about 10 minute.  Both sets of directions were correct that I had.  We got shown to a smaller room as the "green coach" room was being used by another family.  We have Kai's clothes to Jessica for the nannies to change him into.  We got the blanket and towel the b.m. brought kai to slc in and some other items from her.   Holli, Kai so far refuses to try the gerber banana snacks we brought.

We met with the b.m. who brought kai a gift which we will keep until later.  I am glad she showed up.  She also tried to give us a usb drive of from when kai was with her for 5 months.

kai fell asleep around 8 p.m. last night then woke up at 3 am drank about 3 bottles and refused to go back to sleep.  he was tired and scared.  took a very long long nap, kevin just woke him so he isnt happy.  he ate rice porridge and eggs at breakfast.  as we had ait it was very rushed.

AIT visit was this morning it took 1 1/2 hours.  I didn't realize the officer would ask about b.m.visit and pictures to her plus fees paid to orphanage.  I am so glad my in-laws were here to watch connor during visit as he would not have been able to use his ds.

we are off to ding ding pharmacy after dinner.

Friday, November 5, 2010


When I first bring up blogger the screen is in chinese I have to remember where the sign in button is.

We made it to Tainan around 5:30 pm yesterday, Friday.  After a very long taxi ride as it was rush hour and who knows if he went the short or long way we finally made it to the Shangri La, a very nice hotel.  A five star hotel.  We made the mistake of trying to get our son Connor to eat something other than McDonalds which isn't working out well.  He was so exhausted and hungry he ended up thowing up at one of the hotel restaurants.  The staff was wonderful they had our dinner sent up to our room.  We had bought a hamburger which turned out to be a very expensive hamburger which he wouldn't have ate anyway's as the taste was different and I didn't care for the pizza.  I got Connor some french bread.   Kevin went out and got Connor McDonalds and found a food court next to the hotel which the staff hadn't told us about when we asked
about food.  Our new plan of attack is a nice breakfast in the hotel which has many western style choices.  Then chicken nuggets for dinner then we adults can go eat.  Kevin didn't really want to have Connor eat all his dinners at McDonalds but oh well.

We are going to try and check out one of the temples today and perhaps the Jade Market.

Our agency also said the birthmom wants to meet us on Monday.