Our first flight was alright. Ivan was a bit cranky from being woken up at 5:00AM to go to the airport. However, he rebounded beautifully during our layover and we were hopeful the flight from Beijing to Chicago would go well. My, my, were we wrong. Ivan did not like being restrained in his own seat and he let everyone know. He cried and screamed. Screamed and cried. At one point I asked Ryan if the fight was going better than how he thought it would or not. His response was "Worse". Ivan was able to be rocked to sleep when the cabin lights dimmed and remained asleep until we landed.
Starting the flight
Ending the flight
Once we made it through customs and immigration, we were greeted by our parents!! What a happy sight! We made it! *Sigh of relief*
So our adjusted plan is to spend the night here in Chicago and take the Amktrak train home tomorrow, Saturday morning, and arrive at Macomb at 10:58AM. We are looking forward to getting settled in at home! And not lugging around all of our baggage will be nice too! ;)