The Consulate Appointment

I quit. This is my third try at posting this today, and I’m too irritated to do it again. Our consulate appointment was today, and everything went fine. We swear an oath that we didn’t lie on our son’s visa application tomorrow.

We went to the pearl market today, and got some excellent DVDs as well. Nothing photo-worthy happened, but tomorrow we go to the zoo, so I’m hoping that will yield something more interesting.

Sorry for the brevity, but I’ve written the same post twice, and due to 2 different computer vagaries, I’ve lost both of them. I have lost patience with it. I can only be funny so many times!

Oh, and I suppose I should mention that we’re all doing well. Will continues to pick up bits of English, and he and Anna got along well, I thought. They play some when they’re not arguing over whose bit of paper this is, or whose book that is.

3 Responses to “The Consulate Appointment”

  1. Carol says:

    ha ha ….sounds like my crew!! I’m sure you are glad it’s coming to the end of the trip! I was never so glad to be on an airplane!!!!!!

  2. Aunt Cheryl says:


    It is time for all of you to get a rest. Two weeks of traveling would do any one in so take it easy for the rest of the trip.

    Now for some questions How much does Will weigh? How tall? and What size is the Jean jacket he has been wearing and what size are his hands? You should know that we are waiting for size information, I am thinking about contacting Tennessee for Lady Vols cheer outfits as basketball season starts soon and they both seen to be ball players. If you woudl let them wear ORANGE!!

    Anyway I am amazed at how seamless the transition has been for Will compared to last fall with Anna and her crying. Take care and you are closer everyday to home Best from Aunt Cheryl

  3. Billie says:

    Will weighs about 32 pounds, and is 38 inches tall. I don’t know what size shoes he’s wearing yet; Chinese shoes are sized very differently. I don’t know how to size little kid hands. Clothing-wise, he’s wearing 24 months to 2T clothes. 3T’s are definitely too big. Shirts are OK, but the pants just fall off of him.

    They can wear orange, as long as it doesn’t say OSU on it!

    It really has been an easy transition, although we are having many discipline problems. Some of those are orphanage behaviors and some are just little boy, I think. We will be able to deal with these things better at home. The hardest part is finding an appropriate outlet for excess energy in a hotel room. Not easy. I can hardly wait to do it for 13 hours on an airplane. There will be some yelling, I’m afraid. But at least he doesn’t cry much. That’s a treat.