Yesterday, or rather last night as we were sleeping, dh should have received Peter's US Visa. This is the last piece of paperwork (until stateside -- the paperwork is seemingly endless) required to bring little Peter home. As soon as the visa arrived, dh, Peter, Bear, and Grandpa began their long journey home. They boarded a train headed to Hong Kong, then they had about an hour cab ride to their hotel in Hong Kong. They should be arriving there anytime now. We are hoping to hear from them when they do, but it depends on Internet availability.
While we are busy preparing for them today, they will be sleeping their night away recovering from yesterday's travels and paperwork, and resting up for tomorrow's (our tonight) long flight home. They leave Hong Kong in the late morning. The flight is two hours shorter than the flight that took them to Beijing, but it will feel eternally longer. Longer because on this flight they have a 14 month little boy that isn't going to know what hit him. A little boy who likes to play, and walk, and move. If the two hour flight from Zhengzhou to Guangzhou was any indication, it is going to be a tremendously long day for our travelers.
I'd like to have more sympathy for them, but I think the next few days are going to be equally long here. I have to somehow keep in check the excitement of FIVE little ones who are more than a little anxious to have their dad home and to meet their new brother. On top of that I have my own excitement to contain, little Peter held his arms out to me over Skype yesterday. I am overly anxious to have that little one in my arms. We also have to clean, clean. clean. Floors need mopped, carpets vacuumed, laundry put away, the list is endless. I can't further dh's notions that it has been bonbons and pedicures while he's been away. Plus the next few weeks are to be spent bonding with little Peter, not extra housework.