Hintons 2015

Hintons 2015

Monday, December 13, 2010

Introducing our son

We will put pictures first today since we know that's what you really want to see:

Family of three

Yang Yang with a couple of the nannies

Playing with Jie Jie

Family of Four

Today, at a few minutes after 10 we met our son at the Hubei Civil Affairs Office in Wuhan. He is so much more precious in person, his pictures just didn't do him justice. The whole affair was very low key compared to Maddy's metcha day that is was almost surreal. We got there before he did & our guide had us filling out paperwork while the orphanage crew quietly came in with our little Yang Yang. He was dressed in a cute little brown bomber jacket and navy pants. He was accompanied by 2 nannies and the director, you can tell that he has been very loved by the staff.

He was sent off with some wonderful gifts which was quite a surprise. Daye Orphanage gave us a bag with some of his favorite snacks, the bear & photo book of us that we sent to him for his birthday and the best of all- a scrapbook with pictures of him from Day 1 at the orphanage & every couple of months through the time he left.

We are so blessed to see his personality already starting to come out. He is definitely going to give his sister a run for her money. Tomorrow we will head back to the Civil Affairs Office to make everything final.

From Zeke's (YangYang) BaBa:

What a day...

We arrived at the civil affairs office ahead of the Da Ye contingent, as we waited we began filling out the required paperwork for the province. With our attention on the paperwork our son arrived. In an instant, all the anxiousness and feelings of being totally unprepared completely faded away as were were faced to face with our little boy. Everything happened so quickly that there was no flood of emotions erupting in tears save for the Orphanage Director who I caught wiping the moisture from his eyes.

We spent the next 20-30 minutes watching Maddy and Yang Yang play together in the little play area in the civil affairs office. Yang Yang seemed mesmerized by all the new sights during our trip back to the Hotel.

During what was supposed to be naptime Yang Yang and his new mommy enjoyed some bonding time as they played little games through the bars on the crib. As Tanya stated earlier in this post, the pictures and description din not do our little boy justice. He is such a charming and warm little boy. His personality has begun to blossom the more time we spend with him, and we are truly blessed!


Waiting For You said...

Congratulations. What a wonderful family you have. Your son is too cute. Maddy will be a wonderful JieJie I'm sure. Enjoy your stay in China.

(from nov05 lid room on RQ)

Dan and Karen said...

Congratulations! Yang Yang is absolutely precious and we are so happy to see your family of four together at last. (Feels good, doesn't it? :-)

We're continuing to pray for bonding and for safety for the rest of your journey.

Karen, Dan, Danika and Sienna

June said...

Congratulation! Yang Yang looks very sweet. He is brave too for his age! We love to see your family of four finally together.

Muriel Pfeifer said...

Finally! You all look so comfortable together, it's wonderful. I'm so happy for you.

Chris said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful! Well, boy beautiful, which I guess would be handsome, huh? We are very happy for you guys and are happy to hear that all is going well. Sending thoughts and prayers that all continues to go well and that you enjoy this bonding time together.

Chris, Troy & Sarah

Tracy said...

He is sooo cute - I agree - way cuter than his referral photos even! You look so natural with both kids - it was always meant to be! CONGRATULATIONS! Hope the next few days go smoothly!

Jen said...

So AWESOME! I'm sitting at the computer crying. Congratulations! It's great that you're already seeing his personality emerge. We'll be praying for good bonding for all of you!

A said...

Congratulations on your newest addition. He is adorable!
Amy S.

Beth said...

Precious! LOVE the family of 4 photo! Congratulations!!!!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Congrats you guys! What a priceless moment...becoming a famiily of 4.

God has truly blessed you with the addition of your precious son...and I know he has AMAZING things in store for you all!!

Continuing to pray for you all...as you continue this journey.

We miss you!

Adam Emanoff said...

Hooray!! So happy for you guys.

Louanne said...

He is ADORABLE!! And I teared up to read about the scrapbook. I can't wait to hear all about him as you get to know him more. God bless you guys!

Auntie Shanita said...

We're so excited for you and can hardly wait to meet the newest member of the Hinton family. At last the long wait is over.

Nicole said...

YEAH! Thank you so much for posting. Made my day!!! He is so cute!!!

Eric said...

Dear Zeke,

Grandma Lenore and cousin Eric can't wait to meet you. We're so happy that you are part of our family now. Hugs and kisses, lots of love.

Grandma Lenore and Cousin Eric

lmiller12210 said...

Dear Tanya and Matt,

Don't we feel like we won the lottery again! Can't wait to see Zeke and Maddy together. Lucky kids, lucky us.

Grandma Lenore