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