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11.06.2008

Translator please!

Sure, we got "Yay!" and "Cheese!" (pretty quick learner on our hands, he also has figured out how to sign for please), but after that...



Anyone?

Hope he made you snort with laughter too!

PS ~ sorry for where the video gets shaky, we were having a hard time keeping the camera steady during laughing fits at his intensity!

**I'll try to post about our day before we head out tomorrow ~ there's lots to say, but exhaustion is setting in ~ otherwise, we'll catch you stateside! We are scheduled to land at 9:30 in Charlotte. Mama please have a HUGE cold lettuce salad with Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and Dreft stain spray ~ LOTS of it!

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you guys have a safe trip! We'll be praying fervently for happy kiddos!

love you all,

Bekah

NaiNai Miller said...

Between toddler pronunciation and the Chinese language, how could you possibly understand anything. But his enthusiasm is unmistakable!! What a joy he is. I will pray for a smooth trip home.
Love, nainai

Laurie said...

LOVED the video- he really does have quite a bit to say, doesn't he? :) Too cute!! Have a safe, peaceful trip home (yea, right, maybe not peaceful!) But really, I can't wait to see you guys at home and settling in. GREAT trip journaling, Kristi!!

Anonymous said...

Anything else you are craving? I can't wait to see you guys!!!!!!!!!!!
The video is priceless!!! It makes me smile from ear to ear! We will be praying that the flight goes well with the little ones!
Love ya,
Traci

Anonymous said...

Will have lettuce and ranch dressing and lots of Dreft ready. What a little joy he is. Can't wait to see all of you - especially to hear "dahma" once again - it seems like months!
Love, LaoLao

Anonymous said...

God be with you on your travels. He'll be before you and I'm sure it will go really well.
LaoLao

Mom of Triple As said...

That's so funny! It's so nice to see him smiling and laughing--there is no language barrier with those two things. Can't wait to see you in Charlotte. Praying for safe, fast, quiet and calm travels.
Love ya!

Sharon said...

Love it!
Have a great trip home!!!

MelLynn said...

let me just say that i was not having the best day and that just made it so much better! hes a trip! i cant wait for you guys to be back!

Jordan Carl said...

What's not to understand? He clearly said, "I am so excited to go to the United States and meet my new family!" and I'm not too fluent, but I'm pretty sure he mentioned something about really wanting to meet some cousin named Jordan...!?!

That was just my interpretation. If you could try and translate back to him that his cousin Jordan can't wait to meet him either!!!!


Love you all

Jordan Carl said...

What's not to understand? He clearly said, "I am so excited to go to the United States and meet my new family!" and I'm not too fluent, but I'm pretty sure he mentioned something about really wanting to meet some cousin named Jordan...!?!

That was just my interpretation. If you could try and translate back to him that his cousin Jordan can't wait to meet him either!!!!


Love you all

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun!!! yes it appears that he is all boy!!! Gung ho..full steam ahead!! Sit back and prepare for a wild ride!!! A lifetime full of adventure and many more laughs to come!! Can't wait to meet him live and in person!! And can't wait to see you all safe and sound back home !! We will be praying for an airplane trip that is not so wild , an easy connection in Newark , wonderful fun with your family in Charlotte and safe travels back to Raleigh on Sunday!!!
Love you!!!
Shannon

Anonymous said...

Caleb- Lu Tao,
You tell your new Mom, Sister and Dad they are very lucky to have such a cute and vibrant little boy! I know they are very excited to have you and it shows in the pics and blogs!!
Safe trip home to you all! and Zhu he Nimen!!
( that's Congrats'yall )
Love,
Ann & Tom

Melissa Wagner said...

Oh my goodness! Julia was just like that! We have some video of her talking into her play cell phone and I swear she's telling someone where to go (if you know what I mean!).

Prayers for safe travels from the Wagner clan! :-)

Our Journey said...

What spunk this little boy has!! Such a hoot!! I would love to know what he's saying! We're praying for your safe travel home.

Nancy said...

That was such a cute video! I wonder what he was saying?! Have a safe trip home, we'll be praying for you!

Donna said...

Oh my goodness, he is too funny! Love the passion & joy!! Looks like your little guy is all boy!! You are all so blessed!!
Praying a safe & un-eventful trip home for you!

C.C. said...

I LOVE his passion!!

Laurie said...

Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you now, as you're leaving China and headed HOME!! God bless the journey home!

Cindy M said...

Well, we've just about busted ribs here, watching Caleb's video over and over! Snort and howl, we did! To me, it is so funny that the mannerisms of the culture are so very apparent, even in such a little guy! He is FULL of personality, and we can't wait to meet our "China brother"!

Praying you home, dear friends...

Heather said...

I just wanted to wish you guys a wonderful trip home, I will be praying for you all! Can't wait to hear how things are going once you are settled. We had such a great time getting to know you guys, what a blessing!

Mendy said...

Priceless! He is such a cutie and Kylie is being such a great big sister! Thank you for sharing your journey to Caleb with us. Happy and safe travels home.
Mendy

Melissa said...

Kristi - thank you for making my day with that video - it was just perfect! I will pray for safe travels for you - and an incredible homecoming with a big lettuce salad waiting for you!
Can't wait to read the posts from your homecoming!

Andrea said...

Looks like we are in the same town today! We just arrived last night to Beijing and of course, are up blogging at 3am. ;-) I absolutely loved your before photo of your room in Guangzhou. I think that is why I'm wary of disturbing my suitcases which were so carefully packed. Have a safe trip home!

Amy Woods said...

Can't believe you are on your way home already! Can't wait to hear how everyone is once you arrive. Praying for minimal jet lag!!!

Jess & Tim said...

Oh Kristy he is just adorable! That video was the best-LOL He definately had something to say!

Jeff and Valerie said...

Oh so you are home now! I finally sat down and read about your trip. The pictures and stories are priceless and how wonderful to have it all documented. Caleb is one handsome little boy ... with a beautiful sister. I am so happy for you all. Thanks for sharing your journey! Take care. Valerie