Rolling the ball with Papa.
In light of Calvin's cough/diarrhea, I stayed at the hotel with him while Tyler went to get Silas. The director said that for the past month, Silas has been going to the door and window looking for us. This surprised me as I didn't think he would miss us much when we were gone. Tyler said that they dressed him and he came right up to him and let him hold him. He LOVES his shoes - they light up when he walks. Tyler said that everyone was infatuated with his shoes. I guess they don't have them here in Russia.
Silas was excited to be with his Papa, but he was afraid to get in the car. He started sucking his thumb and self soothing himself. By the time they reached the hotel, he was asleep. He worked up quite a sweat, too!
Calvin is really good with Silas. He is kind to him and shares a lot. Calvin does try to get my attention frequently, also. I understand and I try to be able to give him plenty of my time and love. To be perfectly honest, I formed a stronger bond with Calvin than Silas during our time here in Russia. I am eager to develop that same closeness with Silas, too. And I can't exactly explain that to Calvin. So wish me luck!
I was so sad to see Silas rocking himself to sleep today. It makes me cry to see such a sweet baby boy lacking in individual love from his mother. I hope to be able to fill that void in his life.
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