Friday, July 13, 2012

Zookeeper's Log: Rats!

You may or may not have noticed that our blog has been 'down' for the past few days. Sadly our internet connection at the house was dropped. We finally figured out it was because a rat had chewed through the antenna wire. Worse still, the antenna is on top of the roof of an individual who is currently in the UK. After receiving permission to enter the property, the internet cafe owner (and the hub for all wireless connections) ended up being trapped in the village for another day because they paved the road in/out. So there you have it. A week lost (as far as the blog is concerned). Don't you worry, I have many new stories and adventures to share, however today is Friday and therefore the Zookeeper's Log/ kid update. So enjoy the Miles/Ellis stories for now and look forward to some awesome new adventures next week :)

For the most part, the kids are doing awesome. Miles is having a rough time with me working so much, well and he is a 2 yr old. I'm not going to dwell on the tantrums and time out marathons in this post... I'm trying to block as much of that from my memory as possible. Instead, I'll just share that today Miles and Ellis had their first real play session together.

For the most part, Miles has always ignored Ellis. He has never wanted to hold her or play with her etc. Today after dinner I stripped her down to get pj's on and instead let her just roll around with Miles on his bed. They were both in heaven. Miles loved pushing her and rolling her over. She just loved that big brother was finally paying attention to her. She would giggle when he tickled her (if you know her, she rarely giggles for anything) and they spent a long time just laughing and grabbing at each other's faces. Another favorite of the night was Miles bouncing circles around Ellis singing "She'll be commin' round the mountain when she comes. Riding six white horses when she comes!" So cute. I wish I would have had my phone on me to take pictures and/or video, but alas it was in the other room and I know if I were to leave them for a minute someone would end up hurting the other and the magic would end. I have no doubt it will happen again soon though, so stay posted :)

Now that I think about it, Miles has been slowly becoming more of an Ellis fan all week. Earlier in the week he said "I love sister. She's a cute baby," while eating breakfast. Later, I asked Miles who his best friend was, assuming he'd say Augie (Audrey), Kadence, Mila, any of his many girlfriends. Instead he just said "sister!". That is pretty adorable.

Ellis, while still not crawling, is getting too strong for her own good and is starting to experiment. Here she is lifting the table with her legs... and yes, she actually was lifting it and letting it bang back down. She was pretty proud of her self. (Meg... note the blanket! Tell your mom thanks again :) )

Miles has also taken a fancy to using the digital camera. He's actually pretty good! I'm now in the market for a good kid's camera. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

I think that is all for now... short and quick. Oh, there is one more thing. Mr. Miles has perfected his forward roll. Here is a video for you to enjoy!


  1. Hmmm... No video? I'm so sorry, I'll work on getting it up.

  2. Oh, I miss them so much. Can hardly wait to come. I just got my schedule. I'm going to try to massage it. Hope to talk to you soon... and hug the babies.

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