We dropped off the kiddos at my parents house and were off to the airport. Luckily the plane was running a tad bit late and gave us enough time to get there! Not only did we make it on, but they upgraded us to first class!!! At this point, this was exactly what this mama needed. I felt like a queen....it was amazing! A regular size pillow, down comforter, free drinks (as in wine, beer, cocktails...), 2 meals, snacks, and movies galore! Oh and the seats reclined all the way back, so when you sleep you can lay down flat! It was an 11 hour date with my husband that went by way to fast!
We made it to our hotel by the airport. My godparents said that they would get us a hotel if we were going to be arriving early. It was such a blessing! Because they are "diamond members" they upgraded us to a suite...it was lovely!!!
We have been able to facetime the kids twice already....and they don't seem to be missing us at all! They've already told us some pretty fun stories about being with "mimi" and "papi" and. Hoping this time with their grandparents will be something they'll remember forever!
We made our own arrangements and took a taxi downtown to our hotel where we will be staying with 6 other families who are with our agency.
We walked around to see if we could find the "noodle place" that our guide had mentioned to us over the phone, however we had no such luck! We found a McDonalds and decided to try it.....all they had was fish! So we decided to pass and keep walking! Came to another McDonalds....decided to see if they had anything else besides fish and they did! I had chicken nuggets with fries and a coke and Morris, he had a grilled chicken sandwich with fries and a coke. He took one bite and about threw up! Apparently it wasn't quite like the picture, so he just ate the fries!
I'm sure y'all are probably aware of how hot and humid it is over here. Men over here seem to think that pulling up their shirts and letting it rest on their bellies, helps...Morris decided to try it too!!! Such a great look, don't ya think?
Notice the gentleman holding the stroller has his shirt up!
Reminds me of Nacho Libre....
I'm not sure what type of bird this is...
Out in front of the entrance of "snack street".We are looking forward to eating at the "noodle place" since our guide has showed us where that is.
All in all, it was a great day exploring and we are excited to do some more sight seeing in the morning!
A catholic church next to our hotel.
All the women walk around with umbrellas!
Out in front of our hotel.
Only 4 more days till we meet our little man. Please continue to pray for us! I will do another update tomorrow evening after our day of touring some more of Beijing! Love to you all!