Sunday, June 13, 2010

A little bit of this, and a little bit of that...

The Elmer's have a really cool trampoline. They dug a big huge hole and plopped their trampoline right into it, so the trampoline mat is right at ground level. It's great. Easy on, easy off. They have loved playing on it, but Maya sprained her ankle the other day and Dr. Jeff said "No trampoline for two weeks". She was not too happy about that, but I was just glad it wasn't broken (I broke my ankle on our trampoline when I was a teenager). The neighbor kids taught them a game where one person lays on the trampoline with their eyes closed, and everyone else walks around them singing "Dead man, dead man, come alive before I count to the number five. One, Two, Three, Four, Five, come alive." Then the 'dead man' jumps up with his eyes closed and tries to tag someone, then they get to be the new 'dead man'.

Miles doesn't play "Dead Man" but he likes to have his turn on the trampoline also. He mostly just craws on and off, often getting stuck in the springs. He sure is a sweetie. He likes being outside so much that he's skipped his second nap twice this week (aagghh). He's also gotten up to 8 steps in a row now.

The weather has really been beautiful the last few days. We've been able to play and work in the yard. The kids enjoyed helping Grammy plant flowers, and we've even played a little baseball. I'm taking yet another photography class, and was experimenting when I took the baseball pics, unfortunately they didn't turn out well, but lucky for me I got some outside pictures in automatic mode. Hopefully the mistakes will be worth it in the end and I'll be better off for it.

Maya lost yet another tooth (this makes three since we've been here). This tooth was lost a little before his time. Maya was spinning around on a drum stool and got to spinning so fast she slung herself off and landed tooth first on a nearby table corner. It busted her lip and popped that tooth right out. She was not too happy about it, but she got $5.00 from the tooth fairy. I guess the tooth fairy pays extra for trauma. I'm not sure how related to the fall it is, but she has two more wiggly teeth now. Before we leave here she may be completely toothless!

This little boy sure loves his daddy (I know, what's not to love).

Porter and Bennett finally got haircuts. We couldn't find clippers, so Peggy cut their hair with scissors. She did a great job, but I'm glad I have clippers. She didn't even have a comb! I don't think I have the patience to cut their hair with scissors alone.

Bennett loves digging in the sandbox. He has another game he loves here. It's called 'Tea Party'. There is this little table downstairs with a small pink tea set, and it's one of his favorite things to do. I'll try to get a few pictures of him playing 'Tea Party' next time (I'm sure he'll want to see that when he gets a little older).

Two kids that live up the hill came over to play on the trampoline and they brought their two huge Labradoodles. Maya was in HEAVEN. She thought they were great and had so much fun chasing them around.

Doesn't Miles look smart?

A few more sandbox shots.

Maya, being the sweet girl that she is, decided to share her sucker with Mr. Miles. He loved it, and didn't want to let Maya have it back.

Can you see the panic in his face? He's thinking "GIVE THAT BACK"!


Nicole said...

Looks like tons of fun, can't wait to join you guys!

Kathy said...

I want to see Miles with a haircut. In the picture with Casey's glasses, he looks like Malerie. Miss you and miss our long three-way phone calls in the mornings. Love you all and get Maya a mouth guard!

Annie said...

Why can't we have that weather in Boston?! You guys obviously picked the best place to spend your summer. :) And I can't believe how different that area around the trampoline is! I barely recognized it! I remember many days spent running down the hill and jumping onto the trampoline... good times.

Elaine said...

Love the pictures-congratulations to your brother and sister in law too-how exciting!

Kathy said...

It looks like you are all having a great time, what BU-T-FUL grandchildren we are blessed with. I will see what I can do to get your mother back into the 3-way calling. Enjoy your vaction with the family!

Love Dad