Hi everybody! It's 6:30 am in Beijing and we made it here last night. TongJie did great on the long flight and even in the Beijing airport going through customs and picking up baggage after being rudely awoken in the middle of the night. By the time we met the driver who drove us to the hotel (about 45 minute drive) and got checked into our hotel room, it was around 9:30 pm on Monday night, so we pretty much just went straight to bed. We tried our best to sleep all night, and did pretty well. This morning, we're getting ready to go to the breakfast buffet at the hotel (TongJie is going to LOVE the breakfast buffets here, well, all of the food actually) and then we'll probably walk around for awhile before we leave for the train station at noon. We will catch the train at 2:30 for Jinan, and then we'll be there till Saturday.
We have two twin size beds in our hotel room here in Beijing, and last night TongJie was sleeping in the bed with me. He slept pretty well, but woke up a few times and each time he woke up, the first thing he said was, "Mama, when this day is done do we get to go on the bullet train?" He is very excited for the train!
If you followed our blog last time we were in China, you probably remember that we couldn't access Blogger to update our blog, so we used a way of emailing the message to our blog and attaching photos to the email. I hope it still works because that's what I'm trying to do today. (Maybe someone like my parents or Melonie can email us to let us know if it seems like it's working :-D ) We can only attach 4 photos at a time and they seem to appear in random order. Also, we can't access the comments but feel free to leave comments (if you can) and it will be fun to see all of them when we get home in a few weeks! Tomorrow is the day we get Ezekiel and we're all very excited!