Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Snake Charmer

We are still battling rainy weather here in Spokane, but we're working in as much outdoor time as we can. The other exciting event of the week is that we've joined the YMCA (I love that place, especially the Zumba class and the babysitting), and the kids started swimming lessons. I think they inherited their love of water from their Dad.

Porter and Maya each have an interesting assortment of teeth and spaces in their mouths.

Daddy caught a snake for Missy Moo, and she was so so so so happy! She kept him in a jar for a while.

Mister Miles monkeyed around in the tree and around the pond. He's one curious walking baby. I'll have to post a video of him walking soon.

Not to be outdone by his baby brother, Porter monkeyed around in the tree too.

Maya eventually decided her snake MUST be harmless and began carrying him around in her BARE HANDS! Porter was a little nervous (to say the least).

Everyone was pretty interested in the little guy, and even Porter ended up holding him (although hesitantly).

I don't think of myself as someone who is squeamish around animals, but for some reason this little guy really freaked me out! Look at my face. The snake started opening his mouth really wide as I was giving him back to Maya, then suddenly the question of "What do snakes eat" was answered when he vomited up an entire earth worm. Gross!

Porter likes being Dad's little helper (maybe because there was money involved). They sure are cute working together.

A working man's day isn't complete until he's done his fair share of spitting.


Searls Stuff said...

I am so glad you little ones are getting to spend so much time with the Washington grandparents. It looks like Casey is busy doing some landscaping. You will have to post some pictures of his hard work. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Sarah Harward said...

First of all: Your face and Porter's faces are TOO funny! I'm still laughing about them!
Second of all: Ask Casey if he'll e-mail us some ideas for our front yard. So far I have two rhododemdrum (sp?) still alive and 4 grass things. It's pretty pathetic! Steven bought two flower type things at Menards yesterday, but it's still pathetic!
Third of all: WE GOT A NEW COMPUTER!! Three cheers now! Hip Hip HOORAY! Hip Hip HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!!!
Fourth of all: I REALLY miss you guys!! :(

Sarah Harward said...

no, seriously, your face CRACKS ME UP! I want to make it my background on my computer! Still laughing!!

Elaine said...

Thula can't believe that you guys are holding a snake! Maybe you'll see Stuart's sister-in-law at Zumba-she loves it too. And Thula says: the pet snake is yours for a pet .I all most ate a snake when I was baby!