Wednesday, December 21, 2011

First Family Outing

Not much to update on today.  We are waiting on notary paperwork to be finished before we can leave the province.  So, today we visited the Panda Research Facility.  Chengdu has the largest population of panda's in the world and are native to this province.  It was amazing to see this many pandas from baby to full grown super mamas.  We even saw the one who was the inspiration for Po in KungFu Panda.  Our family has not been calling them pandas but Shu-mer (I think that is how it is spelled), which is what Rae calls them. This is the first time she has ever seen one as well.  We were all very excited to be out as a family.  I had seen one in the Atlanta zoo before, but never this many.  I was so much fun, and even Rae got BaBa to buy her a stuff Shu-mer.

On a funny note - Rae thinks the hotel is our home. Oh, Well!

Rae saying she want to be a part of our family

Our first official family photo

having fun seeing the pandas

the panda

red panda


  1. Hello Dear Familly,

    How exciting for you all to get to see the giant pandas. They are so cute. Rae is so beautiful!! Can't wait to meet her tomorrow. Wuhan is not that exciting of a place. You risk your life every time you step out of the hotel, but we have had fun here. Communicating with Li Qing hasn't been to bad. We use hand signals and some how get our point across. She is so willing to learn. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

  2. She looks so happy when giving her handprint of approval. So sweet.