Hola. We're getting lots of calls and emails from everyone asking how the kids are doing. Kids did great on both airplanes (we had a layover in Houston). The entry into the US was a bit intimidating. No greeting, no smiles, no explanations. We were told to stand aside and then were escorted to a room where they reviewed and processed the paperwork that the Embassy had given us. Not exactly a welcoming experience but the Customs Official who finally told us what was going on was nice. Once we were free to go, Scott and I reveled in the moment. Of course, neither Evelin nor Jose could understand the significance -- that they were now US citizens.
Upon arrival to NYC, Tios Mitra y Chris surprised us at Baggage Claim with Bienvenidos (welcome) signs and gifties for the kiddies. We had a great visit with them since we hit mucho, mucho traffico. When we got home (after 10 pm), Grandma Leslie had welcome signs for them on the puertas and hanging from an arch in the apartment.
It's been raining ever since, so we've only walked around the neighborhood a little bit. And today, Jose has been un poco sick. Low grade fever and another vomiting episode -- first his orange juice across the breakfast table and then his oatmeal in the hallway on the way to the bathroom. He's now in his PJs for the rest of the day.
Evelin is coloring and has made paper collars for the dogs, paper jewelry for all of us and they both created paper plates that will be sent away to factory and made into their very own plastic plates ( a special gift from the Tios Mitra and Chris).
We hope to get them settled in over the next few days while we figure out what they are actually going to do over the summer!