Saturday, September 20, 2008

WE'RE HOME!!!!!!!!

We made it home late last night, 12:10am!! The plane ride from Beijing to Toronto went very very good. I had lost sleep and was stressed over this ride. I thought since he had gotten sick on the bus from the Great Wall, he might be prone to getting sick on the plane!
Anyway, he didn't and actually the plane lifted off around 1800hrs and he was asleep by 2200hrs and stayed sleeping till we landed! A good 10hrs of sleep for him. Lily and Isabelle also slept for about 8 to 10 hours and Abigail and I had about 6 hours off and on and Frank had about 6 too I think. So overall a very good ride, of course sleeping and keeping entertained on a plane with kids is never fun and easy, but I have to say, this one went well.

We arrived home to some wonderful friends, who had also filled our fridge with food!!
Hanlin waved hello to everyone, and was quite willing to be introduced to people. He was very excited to get into the truck, but was a little puzzled when I buckled him in. When we got home, he jumped out of the car seat with ease... a little to much ease, and we think he may have unbuckled himself during the ride home. I'll have to watch him on that one! LOL

He had the biggest smile on his face when he saw the backyard, and when we came into the house, he found the toys in about 15 seconds flat and played with them nonstop for almost 2 hours. We got to bed at about 2:30am, and he was a little freaked out and was also frustrated with us, as he was asking for something, and we couldn't figure it out.. we knew it was wither food or a stuffed bear... but couldn't quite figure it, so Frank laid down with him, and he smiled and went to sleep. ( he was saying something like Me-ah)
He woke up in the middle of the night again and called out for one of us, so Frank went into bed with him and at the same time, Abigail came into our room, coughing, so I took care of her! LOL
He woke up this morning laughing with Lily! They played in their room together for about an hour, and they actually played the nicest they have ever played! Only 2 stern NO's!! from Lily!
I'm off to sit outside with everyone and take in the sunshine, hopefully it will help our systems get back on track. We are all not too jet lagged, just have coughs and colds! Hanlin has been outside ofr hours now.. He just loves it out there and everytime he finds a new toys, he squeals!


Dana Neumann said...

Welcome home, Hanlin! I'm really glad the flight was fairly easy for you all, and that he seems to be settling in well. Congratulations to you all! I can't wait to meet the newest Dolan!

geminirn said...

WELCOME HOME DOLAN FAMILY!!!!!Glad to hear you all enjoyed your flight home with lots of sleep,and pleased to hear Hanlin is enjoying his new home with all the toys.looking forward to meeting the newest Dolan family and can't wait to see his momma also.

Hugs to you all!!!

Kris McG said...

Welcome home!!! Can't wait to meet Hanlin and see the girls again.

Mom to Lucy and Lisa said...

Welcome Home!

Sampsons said...

Yay! Glad you're home safe! Jet lag hasn't been too bad for us yet either... we'll see what tomorrow brings. Thanks again for a great trip! I miss the craziness already. N

Jamie and Angela said...

Welcome home! I'm so glad the kids slept so well on the flight. Hope you are getting lots of rest.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading about your adventures in China. Happy to see how well Hanlin has adjusted to his family. He is such a happy little guy!


Just Us Girls said...

Welcome home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kendra Stiles said...

Welcome Home Dolan Family!!!!!

Can't tell you how amazing it was to be able to track your progress both before and during your trip to Hanlin joining your family...he doesn't know yet what a lucky little boy he is!

Can't wait to meet him!

Chris, Tammy and the gang! said...

Welcome back!!!! So glad to hear you are home safe and sound. The next few days will probably be crazy so hopefully you will all sleep well at night! Hanlin is so adorable!!!

Call me anytime if you need to chat!

Talk soon,