NJ kept asking to go in the bounce house, we'd happily say yes! It's about time that he's excited about it. Usually he's really timid and won't go in until we talk him into it and then he has a great time. But he was fine this time around. Maybe because all the kids were around his age, not very big, and not so crazy.
Lunch... how cute that he sat at this little table with his new friend. They are both working on rolling back the plastic wrap on their rice rolls.
Chocolate cupcake, mmm! I don't think I need to say how much he enjoyed it! (I had one too, it was quite delicious!)
Getting his daily workout helping to push the little ladies.
Decorating little Taiwan shaped cookies. His new friend was nice enough to share her seat!
Group photo of all the kids!
Sitting down to get ready for the magic show. NJ's first cotton candy. His mouth, face, and hands were all a sticky blue! He had more sugar today than he usually does in a month!
Piñata with more sweets inside!
"Look Baba, candy!"
Celebrating adoption and the Taiwan culture with bringing our kids together... Everyone who adopted from the same place we did (The Home of God's Love) and other families who also adopted from Taiwan all got together. We're just a few in SoCal, but there's many across the country. This was our first, we were unable to make last year's because I was in the hospital. How nice that we could actually make it this year! NJ had so much fun he was asking when we'd see everyone again. And of coarse, he loves his friend Ella that we have play dates with. It was absolutely wonderful meeting fellow adoptive parents, sharing stories, laughing about our kids, and seeing how much they all fit as a family despite how they came together. NJ still doesn't quite understand the whole adoption thing. I'm sure other kids start asking a lot sooner since they realize they don't look like their parents. But not the case with NJ. It makes sense to join these groups so that the kids can have other kids to relate to and they can get in touch with their culture and where they're from. I take for granted that me and Baba grew up with the Taiwanese culture, language, and all that comes with it. Hopefully NJ will appreciate that some day. Sometimes I wonder if it'll be harder or easier for him knowing that he looks like us. I guess we'll just have to see!