Today we visited the Panda base that Chengdu is famous for. It was a lot of fun and EG got to hold a baby panda and all the kids and grandma held the Red Panda's.
Jax is still doing good. I don't mean to make it sound like everything is perfect with Jax but it all feels like so far it is stuff we can deal with. He likes to ignore us and run away from us so we have been having to be more stern. He gets upset pretty quickly when he doesn't get his way. I asked our guide to tell him that just b/c we tell him no that doesn't mean we don't love him and that we are trying to teach him how to fit into our family. She told him...and..he still gets mad..lol. I have told the older kids and Sophie not to give him his way all the time.
For those of you that are adopting an older child, it is AWESOME! I am just trying to keep it real. I am so glad God has ordered our steps to Jax. Also, some of the things you might want to bring for your older child are sunglasses and a watch. He loves those things! He also loves Sophie's Leapster. We bought him a DSI but have decided at this point not to give it to him yet. I might just hold on to it until his birthday in August. Have I mentioned how smart he is?? He loves math and can add better than me(not surprising). He knows all the English alphabet and the sounds.We brought flashcards so he is practicing his English. Sorry if I already told you all this stuff I can't see my blog so I can't remember what I have already posted.
Oh yeah I almost forgot. We ate Hot Pot today. It is like the Melting Pot by us, but much cheaper and it taste a lot different. Bert and Sophie both ate the fish! They have two different broth's one is spicy one is mild. Well, you can guess which one Bert chose. He literally had sweat running down his face!! We all really enjoyed ourselves and now have very full bellies!