Miles is a disaster! I can't even tell you how many times I've had to scrub Vaseline off his chubby little hands and cheeks. He is doggone adorable but so so so mischievous. We have started potty training and he's doing really well. I was not ready to take the plunge into potty training again but as we were walking through Sam's Club he spotted an enormous bag of Swedish fish and that made the decision for me. I just wish it was a less messy process.
Ender is getting so big. He's still having trouble with his ears but he has learned to drink from a straw (he got it down on his first attempt), he is attempting to walk, and is eating much more big kid food. I think he's decided to grow up on me. Maybe I'll take a stand and refuse to cut his sweet little baby hair until people start mistaking him for a girl (Oh wait, I always do that).
Basketball season is over. Porter loved participating and had a great season. They only won one game but he had a blast and lucky for us he is not uber competitive. He got a medal after his last game and they had a big pizza party for the kids. Bennett was so upset that he didn't get a medal so I guess we'll have to sign him up to participate in something so he can earn his own award. Porter also bought his first iPod touch this week. He's been wanting one for a while now, but Casey and I had kind of said "NO!". But this week his friend decided he wanted to sell his old touch so he could buy a new one and Porter gathered up his money and now he has his very own iPod that he uses only for playing games. He couldn't be happier.
Casey and Maya went to a Blue Jackets hockey game for Valentines day. They had a great time and the Blue Jackets actually won. Maya won an award at school for compassion (typical Maya). She doesn't know why she won it but she says that she was probably nice to someone. She is also working on breaking her thumb sucking habit. It's a doosey but we hope that with the right motivation she'll be able to kick it (we've told her she can get a dog if she stops).
Miles and Bennett agree that watching movies on the iPad is great. Miles is especially clever about it. I'll catch him under the table watching Curious George. He is getting better about not touching it without asking. He just doesn't understand that "no" doesn't mean "Yes but don't let me see".
To go along with Porters iPod story I have an iPod story to share about Casey. Several (like before Thanksgiving) months ago Casey's iPod went missing (not the first time - once he stuck in in his sport shorts (claimed the children had taken it) and I accidentally washed it. Luckily we got it dried out and it was fine). We kept thinking it would turn up but it didn't so eventually I started to worry that it might be really lost this time (like accidentally thrown in the trash or something) so I started to pray about it. I kept searching and searching to no avail but I got the feeling that it was in the bed. I checked and nope. Then I mentioned it to Casey so we took the bed apart and looked, nope. Then I relayed this story to my sister and she said "Maybe it not in your bed. Did you check the kids beds?" I cleaned their rooms super well and checked under mattresses and sheets and in pillow cases but no iPod. I was super frustrated so I started praying that if it was really lost and finding it was out of my control I would forget about it. I didn't forget but also didn't find it. Then as we were sitting in Sacrament meeting today I looked over at Casey and he held up his iPod for me to see. Miles had fished it out of the church bag and asked if he could play it. I was giddy with the relief of finding it. As for my under the bed prompting...I'm chalking it up to the Lord thinking I needed to get my house cleaned real well. He probably knew the longer it was missing the happier I would be upon finding it.