Bonding with the Little and Shaolin and Misery

This was the day after the finalization of the adoption.  It was a day of bonding for us with the boys.  It was over a trip that was arranged to see the original Shaolin Temple.  In and of itself, that’s pretty cool.  It allowed us to see a bit more of the Chinese culture and history and allowed the Z and E bonding to continue.  As I previously mentioned E is with me and Z is with Lori.  Each child sat with its particular favorite parent for the hour and 45 min ride to the temple.  This was fun.  We would play, entertain, and nap.  While in route the weather turned a nasty.  It became cool, breezy, and wet.  After we got there, we went to kung fu/shaolin show.  Fighting styles, weapons, and feats of skill and strength were all shown.  My E Z D boys watched with amazement.  Crackers to eat were a must to keep everyone calm thoughout the show.  From the show we had lunch and then took a tour of the temple and its surroundings.  Remember the wet part, now its misting.  We had to walk 10-15 minute through the misting to get to the entrance of the temple with the boys.  Z didn’t want to be put down, so Lori carried him the whole way.  Luckly at the Wal-mart of China the day before we got a couple of carriers not strollers.  They were a little expensive.  It took a little while but Z got used to it.  I, on the other hand, had Mr. “Can’t decide if I want to walk or carried”.  Up and down, up and down.  Finally, I got him into the carrier.  The misting continued.  We had nice new raincoats for the boys, but for some reason they refused to wear the hoods.  We pull them up, they would push them down.  We they would nod off for a nap.  Our tour guide took us around to all the main structures and described some of the history of each.  In the end, we finally made it back to the bus to head back to hotel, cold and tired.  Regardless, we were there as family so it was all good.  Check the out the pictures from the day.

In China – Bill.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Moody
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 12:44:43

    My favorite is the last picture when they are all ready for bed. The one before I thought Davis was saying prayers, but no they are eating crackers. You must be going through a ton of them a day. Remember we love you all. Hurry home.

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  2. Meg
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 05:54:00

    I love all of it. We are so excited with you. Congrats on being a family of 5!

    Reply

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