|Keeping a tight grip on this little girl! Luckily, she likes it.|
Sorry, everyone, for the delay in posting, but we've had some internet troubles. We got it fixed now, but we're not sure what we did in the first place to lose it. Hopefully, no one got too worried about us. We're still fine, and having fun exploring a new country.
Yesterday, we met up with a mom who's adopting a kid from the same orphanage, so she showed us how to navigate the subway, and then which bus to take to go visit our kids. This is the economy way to make this trip, instead of hiring a driver, which costs about $50. It is quite an adventure, starting with a very steep escalator which descends a loooong way down. We have memorized the subway stops along the way. It is very noisy, and very crowded, and people just squeeze in, and hang on. Then we get off, go back up to the surface, and take a bus to our town. I have mentioned that the traffic is crazy, and people drive CRAZY! We hadn't seen any accidents, though, until today, when OUR bus cut in front of a teeny car, and they got into a fender bender. I was sitting in the very back of the bus, and it was my corner that hit the tiny car. David saw it, and yelped right before they collided. It caused about a five minute delay, as our bus driver had to get off, and make a call on his cell phone. The other driver just drove away, after checking out his dent, and apparently deciding it wasn't a big deal. David wants you to know that they had a few words in there, before all was said and done.
Yesterday we got to see two of our kids, before we ran out of time. Today we left earlier, and got to see all three. We went to see our brown-eyed beauty first, and she was very charming, as usual, but kept going to the door of the playroom, to try to get the ladies to come get her. When we decided to leave, and the ladies came to get her, then she wanted to stay with us. Just like a girl, to keep changing her mind!
Our big girl continues to be a challenge with her very aggressive behavior, but she sat on my lap for about five minutes today, before she starting grabbing me and pulling me. She tried to pull David's hair for the first time today, but he's a lot stronger than she is, and put a stop to that pretty fast. He just held her tight, and played with her, which she really liked.
Our little boy sat with us, and avoided most eye contact for about ten minutes, and then after that, he started to cry, and worked up to being pretty upset. When the caregiver came to get him, he was visibly relieved, and when we left, and waved bye-bye to him, it was the first time we really saw him looking at us. Then he stared at us from the safety of her arms. This was the third day he's seen us, and he's definitely noticing that something's different!
We got a few pictures of the girls, but we forgot to get some of the little man, because we were so busy trying to engage him.
|The red-eye blinking on the camera makes her stop smiling, just when we want her picture!|