We woke up bright and early and our luggage was picked up at 6:45 am so that we could make our early flight to Guangzhou. The flight was Tonito's first airplane ride!!:) He did awesome and loved looking out the window, coloring, eating some of the food, and goofing around. His friend Drew however didn't have a very fun first flight- he was reaching for boiling hot tea, and it fell onto his leg and burned him really bad. The burn is bigger than my hand on his thigh, and he obviously cried the rest of the fligth in extreme pain. It blistered, and when we got to Guangzhou, the doctor at the White Swan Hotel had to cut off a lot of the skin (sorry for TMI). Poor Drew!!! So Tonito went back and held his hand for a while and was talking to him through the seats, and then when he had to come by me to sit down for the landing, he was telling me all about it (although I only understood "Xin Suo"- Drew's Chinese name). Here is a picture of Tonito's first plane ride (with the ubiquitous lollypop- I will try to break that habit at home!!) and the snow covered mountains while flying over near Tibet.
We are staying at the White Swan Hotel, which has become quite famous among the adoption community!! Even more famous than the actual hotel itself, are the photos taken of squirmy, adorable babies on one of the red couches in the lobby. (We will take our "red couch picture" later this week!)