We had a great visit today. We played with all the usual things and added in throwing some balls into the tube and also building things with big foam blocks. Papa built one around Calvin and he laughed so hard when it tumbled down. He ate his banana and looked at family pictures. He has the names of most of our family learned. At one point, Calvin fell down on the floor and started crying. He snuggled into his Papa and his Mama and felt comforted by us. This is great in regards to attachment. We have high hopes for his transitioning well into our family. Calvin is beginning to test us. We were throwing balls into the tube and then Calvin started throwing balls really hard at Papa. Papa asked him to stop but Calvin continued to throw the balls at him. Papa then put Calvin on a chair and faced it towards the wall. Clearly Calvin was not happy about this, but he stayed there for the most part and when he was allowed to get up he didn't throw any more balls at Papa.
On the drive back to the apartment, we stopped at the SPAR grocery store. I stayed out in the taxi with the driver. I was able to ask him (in my very limited Russian) if he had any children. He showed me a picture of his son, Daniel. I asked if was married and then he showed me a picture on his cell phone. I was shocked to see a woman wearing ONLY very skimpy lingerie. The taxi driver seemed very proud of this picture. I, on the other hand, was embarrassed by it. But I told him that she was pretty and handed it back. ::blush::
For breakfast we usually have yogurt, oatmeal (I brought instant oatmeal from home), and a cup of Choffy. For lunch we have any leftovers from previous meals or sliced bread with butter and sliced cheese or fried potatoes and scrambled eggs. Tonight for dinner I am making blini - a Russian crepe. We have nutella, bananas, and jam to go in the middle. For snacks we eat protein snack bars, fruit leather (I love the strawberry kind, Diana!), pringles, whey protein shakes, and the wafer cookies.
This morning I woke up to see that it had snowed some more. I wish it would snow during the day - I love to see the snow falling. It's so peaceful. We are leaving on Wednesday to go back to Nizhny Novgorod. Sveta will be here for our last visit. I am glad that she will be there to help explain to Calvin where we are going and when we will be back.
I have a question for those of you with children. We are thinking of adding in the given names for the boys as part of their legal names, such as Calvin Robert Dennis Pierce and Silas Richard Elijah Pierce. Anyone have two middle names for their children? I am wondering if that would be too much of a hassle...thoughts?
My favorite juice, block of cheese, bagged milk and then garlic bouillons, and our pile of water bottles.
I think he will enjoy learning to play the piano.