Good afternoon everyone! Here are some pictures of our walk around the city yesterday. We went walking to look for Coffee Life coffee house where they have wi-fi. We have internet in our apartment with our modem, but it still takes too long to upload pictures. We found it and had some wonderful desserts and hot chocolate.
This picture was taken on our walk back. We cross over this river and the building ahead is our apartment.
Across the street from our apartment is a playground.
Evan enjoyed playing here for quite some time, even though his hands got very cold.
Evan in the stroller we bought here. It is much easier to walk around the city now!
Today was our ninth visit to the orphanage. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable visit today. Julia is very comfortable and used to us now. And Aaron has calmed down a lot. We have also learned what triggers some of his misbehavior and hyperactivity and avoid these triggers.
Even though he still seems to want to play by himself, not with us, he is learning to come to us for help with the toys. He asked me to tie this tape measurer to the ball. He is a smart little boy. The tape measurer has a little metal tab at the end. He figured out by himself that he could attach this metal piece to the magnetic connectors on the Thomas trains and pull them. It was very neat! I brought this tape measurer to measure the kids so I would have a better idea what size clothing they are in. I had no idea it would provide over an hour of fun for Aaron. He is very imaginative and likes to make his cars, trains and toys talk to each other. We only wish we knew what he was saying.
Julia was having a great time today rolling around and playing with the balls. She still prefers the two balls that she can grab onto, bang around and drop. The other toys that she has a harder time grasping only keep her attention for a very short time. They brought out a carpet for the kids to play on. This was very nice!
Aaron still playing with the tape measurer!
Julia on her tummy! We are not sure if she has been able to do this before today. Up to this point, we have not seen her roll to her tummy. While playing on the floor she kept getting way over on her side like she wanted to get all the way over, but just couldn't quite get there. So we helped her over a couple of times and helped her pull her arm out from under her. Then we watched her do it all by herself a little bit later. She didn't stay in this position for too long though. She had no problems rolling back over to her back.
Aaron playing with the trains and talking to them the whole time : )
Julia's hands were very cold today and they looked a slight purplish color. They always have her in this sleeper with these socks over the sleeper feet. I wanted to feel if her feet were as cold as her hands and they sure were. Poor thing. I thought maybe it would help if the socks were directly on her feet inside the sleeper, so I switched them around.
At the beginning of our visit today, we had Julia laughing. This was the first time Steve got to hear her laugh. It is such sweet giggle. She would laugh everytime I laughed... it was contagious! We tried to get the camera out fast to video it, but I think we missed the best of her laughing. We did get some of it. I tried to upload the video today, but it didn't work. I will try to get it up as soon as I can.