Before we came here, Lee and I wondered if the kids had ever seen juice boxes... nope, they hadn't. I packed one each in their backpacks for "gotcha day", the day we picked them up. They were very excited about them and drank a bunch. We kinda lost track of them in the excitement, and found them later, half full, in their backpacks. Um. Lee said "We're not very good parents." A couple of books didn't take to the apple juice treatment very well.
H&Y were so excited to be going to the Hilton. We wandered around with Grandma and found a playground. Apparently they had never been on swings. This was the greatest thing since sliced bread for them. We pushed them for over 1/2 hour. Yordi looked scared at first, but then got into it. We tried to teach them how to pump for themselves, but that didn't work this time.
On our walk yesterday, they both seemed interested in the pool. I'd brought their suits, so Lee took them down this a.m. Apparently, neither wanted to get in, but finally Yordi did and Habti followed. Then, of course, we couldn't get them OUT of the pool.
I have a video clip of Yordi pulling each item out of her backpack, examining it, saying what it was (sometimes in English... she'd usually copy me if I said "t-shirt" or "pajamas") When everything was out, she hurled herself at me and said "Thank you, Mommy!" Then I told her to put it back in the suitcase, and she folded each item and put it back.
Blue jeans are the biggest hit with both. I only have one pair for each, so they'll look a little rough by the end of the week.
The kids slept great last night. Lee put them to bed himself, as I was filling out paperwork for today's embassy appointment. Lee and I didn't sleep well. Yordi was mumbling in her sleep and I couldn't tell if she wanted me or what. Lee or I would whisper to each other every hour... You sleeping yet? Nope.