We are so appreciate everyone's support throughout our journey - thank you also for the wonderful comments on our blog, we always love reading them!
Our flight arrived too late for Zander, but Nana assured us that he also made welcome sign earlier in the day with his new sidewalk chalk:
Zander also enjoyed some fruit on the deck on Saturday as he waited in his new Phillies shirt from Grandma and Grandpa Wilson:
At last we arrived in Seattle to catch our connecting flight... or so we were hoping. Our layover was relatively short and we spent most of it in the immigration line waiting to file paperwork to allow Kiana to enter the US and process her temporary green card. But the line was long, really long. And cases like ours were only to be worked after all the wheelchair immigration cases were completed. It quickly became clear that the wheelchair line was getting longer and longer, at which rate we were sure to miss our connection, which was also the last flight to Minneapolis that night. We were very fortunate to have one of the officials in the area listen to our concern and request that an officer step away from his other work to process our paperwork so we could be on our way. We were delighted to be able to make the flight, but felt bad for 'cutting' to the front of the line - it was a very challenging process!
After claiming and rechecking our bags, we had time for a special Daddy photo at gate S9 in Seattle:
On June 11th, 2010, we also stopped at gate S9 in Seattle for a Daddy photo with Zander!
The highlight of the Seattle to Minneapolis leg was definitely introducing Kiana to her very first Cheerios:
We were finally able to get Kiana down around 12:30am, and she slept fairly well, all things considered. We know that the next few weeks will be dedicated to transitioning her through the 14 hour time difference. Slow, but hopefully not quite as difficult as was our experience with Zander.
Yay - a quiet Sunday morning at home - no cab, bus, plane or car in sight!!
Mommy and Daddy loved seeing the children together, they are quite the pair! We also experienced for the first time how challenging it can be to meet both kids' needs at the same time - this will take us some getting used to!!
One last warm welcome to Kiana - we are so glad you are home sweetie!!