Thursday, January 21, 2010

Back to life...

Well, Casey has started back to school, our car battery is dead (and I'm putting off calling and having the guys come jump it for me), and we are trying to get use to being back from vacation. Reality is setting in and I'm not sure I like it.
Well in order to try to readjust to reality we are trying to enjoy the fun things about home. We got lots of snow so the kids have had fun playing outside. (In this picture Maya looks like she's thinking "Gee mom do you really need to take more pictures? Just let us go PLAY!)

When we got back home our good friends Quincy and Allison had left, and will be gone for 5 months! We were all so sad, but it's a good thing we like each other well enough. Porter and Maya are pretty good buddy's.

Check out Maya's mismatched gloves. That girl has a style all her own.

Here's Porter dying to throw snowballs.

Maya's having a little snack (eating the snow off her gloves)

And Porter finally gets to thrown snowballs

Although it's not that cold no one can stay outside forever, so the kids take a break and have Dad teach them Ticket To Ride. They did pretty well, but the laughed and laughed at the name of Budapest.

We are trying to get back into the routine of school (always a struggle). This week I asked Porter to help Maya with her reading. It was actually really successful. He did a great job helping (I think he really liked being in charge) and Maya did well working with him. Maybe I should have them teach each other more often (then I could read a book of my own???)
Porter finally decided to spend some of his cash stash and bought a remote control helicopter. Poppy had one of these while we were visiting at Christmas and I think Porter thought it was pretty awesome. They have had a great time playing with it when Bennett isn't around.

He's even been really great about letting Maya take a turn.

In other news Mr. Miles is eating real food. I know it's a little late to start him, but I guess I was in denial that he's such a big boy.

After I fed him a bit Maya wanted to try, so she fed him some more, and then he decided to feed himself the rest.

Green beans -YUMMY-

When he's all cleaned up he's a pretty cute little bear. Check out those bottom teeth.


Sarah Harward said...

So cute! I bet Porter is a pro at helping Maya with school!!

Peggy and Jeff said...

I think that is a great idea to have Porter teach school it could be called the Jedi Academy--helicopter lessons are free!

Elaine said...

So I can come up and teach the kids about Africa?! Myles so cute I can't believe how much he's grown-I love baby lips.

Searls Stuff said...

I know it must have been hard to leave family; but there is so much comfort in being in your own home and having a normal routine. Your family looks happy and healthy.