Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pretty ok sorta good!

We took a quick trip back to Sleetmute, the village we were in last year. The reason for going was to chaperon a basketball tournament, and we had a great time seeing all the kids from last year and getting to know some of the Chu kids better. Julia had a great time playing with the younger kids and even latched onto a few of the older ones. She wouldn't turn down an offer to go look at the salmon fry swimming in their tank. She didn't like the basketball buzzer which was unfortunate, since it sounded about every 15 minutes all day long. Fun banter was exchanged continually between Dave and his old and current students. Whitney, a former student informed Dave that our team was "pretty ok sorta good" I think that's a pretty huge compliment coming from Whitney!
While the games were being played, she drew pictures for hours on end, assisted by many of the older kids.

It was a great feeling to know everyone who walked in the building and drove by on snow machines. That is one part of moving that I really hate, the long getting-to-know-you stage. In Sleetmute, for 24 hours, I knew everyone! It made me a little sad that we chose to move this year, but looking at our old house reminded me of what living it it was like! tiny!!!! It was really fun to see Kiley and to see what a year does to a child's vocabulary. She was talking in sentences! Julia was very impressed with Kiley's toy selection and we got to take a couple of retired toys back with us.
Since getting home we've settled back into our routines. Julia's getting more opinionated about what she does and does not want to wear. Today that worked out, but some days, not so much.

She told dad that her baby was reading. Quite the literary choice, eh baby? 
And more tea parties!
I saw a bird the other day which seemed unusual enough for me to whip out my camera and take some pictures. Besides village dogs, you don't see much wildlife in the winter. (Perhaps because of village dogs...)

1 comment:

  1. She's wearing the Icelandic sweater!!