On Day 5, we were letting "Bowen" draw using markers. He actually chose his own colors! He would stop drawing, then stare intently at the marker he wanted to use. We would install the new marker, and he would draw for a bit.... then stare at another color. He kept this up for a while, then stopped. He did not look at any of the markers presented - instead, he stared fixedly at the backpack across the room where we keep his prosthetic "arm extension". We got it out and asked "Do you want this?" He smiled and nodded happily. He proceeded to play with the toy truck on the veranda the rest of the time we were there. It is great that he can communicate with us!
We had him sitting the entire time. He lost his balance on a couple of times, and used his prosthetic to catch himself.
He is very much a truck boy. He does not like plush animals at all, but he loves to play with the toy cars.
He also communicated to us that he does not like his Baby Tea (he can shake his head "No" very well). He ate all of his baby food.
Day 6 we took the 1:30AM train back to the capital. We spent five very boring hours in the train station waiting for our train to arrive. The only thing to break the monotony was a couple of very drunk men trying to navigate the stairs. One drunk man came near where we were sitting and took a bottle of water from another passenger. This passenger thought about it for a minute, then just shrugged and went back to waiting for the train.
We went to the capital to fill out some additional paperwork with the Department of Children's Services. Does anyone remember the jingle for Wrigley's gum? We will be back in region on Thursday to see Andrew...
Oh look! A rainbow! We saw a spectacular double bow before we left yesterday.