Chinese culture traditionally adores children, and later in the theme park, we even had people picking up our Lo and kissing him on the cheek--without even asking our permission!
Those cute gray shoes were a Hong Kong purchase. Lo likes them so much, even now he still brings them to me during the day asking me to put them on his feet. But he doesn't like wearing them around the house--after I put them on his feet, he just pokes his finger on them for awhile and then asks to have the shoes removed.
Two pandas munching: one eating bamboo in the background, and one in my arms eating GRAPES! Our Lo needed bribery of sweet, crisp grapes to get through the day sometimes. Lo took a nap soon after our time at the pandas.
And this is what he looks like when he needs a nap. We have been back from Hong Kong for nearly a week now, and still have what Jerry calls "Panda Eyes," which is to say, those dark circles of sleep deprivation. We are almost back to recognizing night and day at their appropriate times, generally sleeping at dark and awakening at light--but remain far from our typical pre-vacation routine. For instance, I put Lo down for what I thought was his second nap of the day yesterday at 3pm. And then he slept, and slept, and slept, until he clambored out of bed at midnight ready to play. I managed to coax him back to sleep by 1am, and now thankfully he is still asleep at this time (5am). I got woken by snow plows at 3-ish, myself, and poor Jerry has been back to the grind leaving for work early in the morning each day since our return, so his body might be more adjusted than Lo and me. Anyway, enough about "panda eyes" and back on to the real pandas! Group shot in front of one panda house. The panda bears are a huge attraction at this theme park, Ocean Park, despite their lack of relevance to anything oceanic. There are multiple panda exhibits and several panda gift shops.