What a few busy days it has been! We decided to surprise the boys by taking them on a mini vacation before we leave for China. We took them to an indoor waterpark in Erie called Splash Lagoon. I will post a few pics. I took my smaller camera into the waterpark, and left my good one in the room, and I am glad I did, because there were kids with squirt guns EVERYWHERE! So, like it or not, if you were there, you were wet. We all had a good time, and my thoughtful and loving husband took me to the Grove City outlets on the way home.
I got some really cute things at Gap Kids,and Childrens Place, and even found myself some things at Gap. All in all, it was a fun time!
On Saturday, since the weather was yucky, C-man decided to ride along with me to Toys R Us and exchange the duplicates I got from my shower, and get the things I registered for, but didn't get. I got some cute toys too!
We made a stop at TJ Maxx and picked up a rolling duffle for the trip. We then made "THE TRIP" to Walmart, armed with my 4 page packing list, and 2 hours later, yes I said 2 hours, we got alot accomplished. I included a picture of just a partial amount of the things we needed to get. The cashier started to give me the hairy eyeball when I started unloading all of these drugs, and I made sure quickly to explain what they were for...not sure if she believed me or not ;)
We got word that our agency believes we should get our TA (travel approval) this week sometime, and I have been playing around with dates for prices in airfare, and hotels, etc. We won't be able to make any definite plans until we get CA (consulate appointment), so, I hope we hear something very soon. I just need a definite date of when we are leaving, this whole up in the air thing is getting very old! I am going to start my packing tomorrow, so tell me how I'm going to fit all of that stuff in, our clothes, her clothes, orphanage donations,etc in a suitcase and not be over the 44 pound weight limit???? I did buy some of those space saver bags, so, we'll see how they work.