So we had extra time to spend with our other two little monkeys. We had a long visit with our boy, who was much more happy to see Daddy than he was to see me. He ignores me, mostly, but he plays with Daddy. He occasionally makes eye contact with Dad, but is always willing to laugh if Daddy is tickling him or roughing him up. They were so noisy, in fact, with growling and giggling, that one of the ladies came out to shush them, saying, "Shh....babies are sleeping." Hmm...
|"Why do you keep throwing me back here everytime I try to escape?"|
|"Not upside down! Not upside down!"|
|"He's got me again!"|
|"I love Mommy sooo much!"|
|Look at them pretty eyes!|
She's a lot of fun, though, because she obviously has so many things going through her head. She had a battle of wills with Daddy over several things today. Whether she could run out of the room into other parts of the orphanage (off limits to kids, I'm guessing, as she never ran back into her playroom) and whether she could try to play with a frame on the wall. Eventually, he gave her his sunglasses, and she spent a good twenty minutes manipulating them, examining them, trying them on, trying to get used to opening her eyes when they were covering her eyes, and talking about them a lot. She had a lot to say, we just don't know what it was. She was actually very gentle with them, but you could tell she was afraid we were going to take them away, and she was very possessive with them. He distracted her enough to snag them when he took her in to eat.
|"These belong to me now!"|
|"These things really do block out the sun!"|
Getting on the bus to go home, we ran into a family who is also here to adopt. They are the ones who originally showed us the route, and they also brought their four children with them to this country. We took up the back of the bus, and had a merry, albeit loud, time speaking english, and swapping stories of our time here.
Here's a pic of something that caught my attention:
|Alive and well! Click to enlarge if you can't figure out what I liked about this!|