Academic Leigh Speaking

A professor, four kids, and a crash course in work/life balance

Christmas in Pictures January 6, 2016

Filed under: Events,Family Life,Holidays,Outdoor Pursuits — leighj @ 7:30 am
Porter loves animals.

Porter loves animals.

I got a little video of him making cooing noises at the cats. Hilarious. He still doesn’t talk much, but he does make himself understood.

Walking up and down the driveway.

Walking up and down the driveway.

We could not have had balmier weather if we’d gone to Florida. We spent a lot of time walking up and down the driveway. When we went to Charlottesville, we were able to go down to the beach, dig in the sand, and skip rocks on the water.

Helpers!

Helpers!

We made cookies for the neighbors and everyone wanted to help (or taste the dough…).

Seamus and Gilbert were enthralled with the Santa tracker.

Seamus and Gilbert were enthralled with the Santa tracker.

You can see the gingerbread cookies on the plate in the background. A week later, when Gilbert asked Seamus if he believed in Santa, Seamus said yes, because he saw the Santa tracker. I don’t even want to plumb the depths of believing what you see in on line content…

Christmas afternoon!

Christmas afternoon!

See what I mean about photos?

A family walk.

A family walk.

We’ll be doing more of these.

Pump it Up

Pump it Up

The older boys had one interaction with other kids (their cousins) during break, until I took them and two friends to bounce it out on Saturday. They played remarkably well together for having spent so much time together these two weeks. I dare say they might be friends.

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