Yesterday we took the subway to Walmart to get a few more supplies to help us get home. We It is SO hot here! Humidity is out of control and it's just plain HOT! We walked one block and we all needed a shower. We were back in the room for some quality american peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (which we've been eating for lunch for about 12 days now). We put Luke down for a nap which was rough again but once he was out, he did sleep for a few hours.
We joined the rest of the families for a group picture and then went with a group to the Pearl River Cruise. We boarded a dragon boat, had pizza delivered there and enjoyed two hours on the river with about 7 other families. Luke has still be picky with what he will drink. Last night, the waiter put a hot tea on the table and he grabbed the cup and started drinking it. I had a gatorade and he begged me to pour it in the tea cup, which I did and he drank that all down also. That went on for 30 minutes of combined drinking and spilling gatorade all over me. I'm confident he is no longer dehydrated and eventually had to cut off the drinking. He even tried OJ at breakfast. Phew, we are making it.
We had a fun little adventure this morning. I'll be honest, I'm done doing laundry in the sink or tub. Luke has one more clean outfit... so rather than washing, I wanted to run out and buy something else clean to get him home in. We ventured to the mall three doors down from our hotel. By the time we finished shopping, it was pouring. We had to sprint back to the hotel. Well Priscilla's hair gets crazy frizzy when its wet so she took a shopping bag, put all her hair in it and ran down the street. So if we didn't stick out enough as it is, we really put on a show for the locals this morning.
Luke's language is coming along. He says mommy, daddy, Abby, more, bye bye, all done and thank you but it sounds like tattoo... so if he says tattoo... please don't attempt to give him one.
I will be getting Luke's visa today and at 4pm we leave for Hong Kong by car, train and car. It will be a late night of traveling. We get on a flight home on Saturday morning local time and arrive home Saturday afternoon local NJ time after a grueling 16 hours of flying.