Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Updated Photos of Toñito!

We just got updated pictures and measurements of our cutie-pie! He is almost exactly the same height and weight as Vivi!:) They also say he has 20 teeth. Look at his beautiful smile and dimples!

Given name: Xin Zhu
Xin= last name, given to kids at his orphanage in Xinjiang
Zhu= "pillar"

Name we will use: Antonio Zhucai
Antonio (Toñito)= name used for many generations in Toño's family
Zhucai (zh like s in measure, c like the zz in pizza or the c in potica: shoe- tseye)= we are keeping the Zhu part and adding "cai" which means "talent/ability." When put together, Zhucai connotates a leader, or someone who excels

Born: 9/9/04 near Urumqi, Xinjiang

Current Height: 94 centimeters= 37 inches
Current Weight: 13 kilos= 28.7 pounds

Right now we are waiting for our "travel approval (TA)," which is issued by the Chinese government. This week I need to apply for our visas at the consulate in Chicago. Then, as soon as we get our TA we can get our flights. We are tentatively traveling March 27-April 12!! So exciting!!!


Anonymous said...

We can't wait to meet our grandson! we love the pictures of him and are excited to get to know him. Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Super cutie should fit in well with your family. I'm actually quite excited about this too...
--Mladic in-law wannabe
(aka Kelly Trunnell)

deanna willett said...


We are so excited that you will soon be bringing your little boy home. He is a cutie!! You are going to have your hands full but how much fun it will be. We can't wait to follow your journey to China.

Deanna & Angelica Willett

Annie said...

OMG! He is just a pound more than his cousin Sammy! They will have too much fun together. Nate too!

Yoli said...

Que belleza! Muchas felicidades!


The Montieth Family said...

Your son is darling! I just read your blog. Our daughter Emma was adopted through CHI in '06 so that is where you "know" my name from. :) Our daughter Sophie is being adopted through AAI and we are waiting for our I171H so that we can be DTC! I look forward to following you to China in the meantime! Congrats~Megan M.

Heather said...

He's got quite the dimples, He's three months older and four punds lighter than Acer, but otherwise much the same size. Plus, Acer has a Rody Horse like Tonito is on there. I can't wait to see your travel pictures. It will bring me back.
Heather BT