Thursday, January 2, 2014

Christmas Blessing

We are excited to announce a new addition this year! Baby #4 is due early September. We'll be going to the doctor in a few weeks so we'll update then!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Micah is ONE!

My sweet little Micah, you are officially 1 year old! Your birthday was a few weeks ago and I am late as usual updating. You have grown and changed so much and we love you more and more each day, which just doesn't seem possible!!

You are the sweetest, cuddliest, most scrumptious, (not-so-little anymore) baby boy out there. You love your mama and it makes me feel so good when only I can make things all better. You get super excited though when you hear Daddy coming in from work. You go over to the door, clap your hands, and yell "Dada!" over and over until he comes in. You adore your brother and sister and can officially hold your own. I've seen you and Landon go for the same stuff and it's getting close to an even match! You are one tough little cookie dealing with big bro and sis.

Your vocabulary is increasing and you love to point at everything to get us to say the word for you. You stare at our mouths and can usually say the word too. You are also very polite and say thank you for everything you're given. You are very curious and into everything. Unfortunately this means you usually have a bruise or something on your forehead. As of right now, "Uh oh" is your most commonly used word. You are walking everywhere now (as of 11.5 months) since you've decided crawling is for little babies. You do a great job but still fall every once in awhile which does not make you very happy. You love to push cars around the house and say "vrrooom" and read books, too. You love being outside and playing and riding bikes, too.

Bathtime is still your favorite and you could play with water all day long. Your favorite thing to watch is Bubble Guppies as you say "bubble" over and over again. You still love to dance and bounce to Chris Tomlin's "God's Great Dance Floor." 

You were Tigger for Halloween and had a great time!
 You love playing with the nativity while your brother and sister decorated the tree.
 You had your first snow! You loved it and discovered how very cold it was!

You still don't have much hair but personally I think balder babies are cuter. Your eyes are blue and your hair is blonde, very similar to your brother, except your lashes are a bit lighter. You still only have 8 teeth which is unfortunate since you can't eat steak yet! You eat whatever we eat, as well as some baby food, applesauce, or yogurt to fill you up. You love milk and apple juice too. I officially weaned you last week at 12.5 months which was very bittersweet. You seemed like you could go on nursing for a long time but it was about time to stop. I'm very proud that you never had any formula your first year and I officially have over 3 years of breastfeeding under my belt and 3 super healthy, smart, lean children. Daddy enjoys putting you to bed now, as he has started his tradition of reading Goodnight Moon to you and then giving you milk, like he did with your brother and sister.

The joy of having an older sister-pink bowls

You are in 12-18 month clothes, size 4 diaper, and whatever shoes you will keep on. You had your 12 month check up recently and you are officially slimming down now (which is kind of sad in a way, but you are a toddler on the move!) You weighed 22 lbs. 6 oz. (44 %) and were 29 3/4 in. tall (50%). You head was 18 in. (30%). You got some rough shots which resulted in a super high fever the next week which happened to be Thanksgiving. You hit 104.6 degrees which almost made Mommy and Daddy panic! Medicine worked and you were fine. Apparently you are going to be like your sister and always run high fevers.

You also got to turn around in your carseat! This is very exciting for you and you can even see the DVD player much better.

Here are a few 1 year pictures. You had a great time with your cake smash.

Pictures from your birthday party with family. Again, you destroyed your cake and had fun opening your presents.

Here's a video of you when you first started walking.

You've come a long way since then, in such short time!

I will be posting your first year video/slideshow very soon! Happy birthday, sweet Micahbear. We love you SO MUCH!!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Micah is 11 Months Old!

Yes, that means that we are officially counting down until the big 1st birthday! Crazy!

Micah, you turned 11 months old over the weekend. You already seem like such a big boy, and not much of a baby anymore. I still get my cuddles in with you though so that's nice and hopefully will never change! 

You are a super fast crawler, and easily pull up on everything. You are getting into everything which makes my life a little extra crazy. You always go for the most dangerous things you can get into, such as electrical cords, stairs, lamps, outlets, the sharp fireplace, the toilet, etc. You are very smart-you know you shouldn't be getting into that stuff because you always turn around and give me a sly smile as you're doing it.

You aren't walking yet but have taken 1 step. You'll be there soon enough I'm sure! You are the best little dancing baby I've ever seen. Any music comes on and you're bouncing, no matter where you are.

You are down to 2 naps a day, sometimes just 1. You eat baby food 3-4 times a day, sometimes 3 containers at once! You also eat whatever we're eating to practice, and lots of finger foods. You do not seem ready to wean anytime soon but we've cut down to nursing just 3 times a day. You have been so incredibly healthy and I think we owe it to nursing. So many things went around your first year like stomach bugs and colds, and you were great.

You weigh around 22-23 lbs. and are in 12 month, sometimes 12-18 month clothes. We are working on getting you to wear shoes especially since it's getting colder outside but it's a battle-you arch your feet and if we don't get your shoes on, you pull your socks right off. Your left foot is still always dirty from the way you crawl. We have to clean it quite often :)

You are super smart and amaze me everyday. Your brother and sister are smart but you are smart in a different way. You seem to be quiet and think about things more and are very deliberate about what you decide to do. You pretend play with things that I didn't even know you knew what to do with. You point to everything and say some gibberish until we tell you what it is. You then try to say it and do this continually every day. You have pointed to pictures on the walls and said "picture" and said "fish" to fish in a fish tank.

You love your brother and sister and love "wrestling" with them and Daddy. You are always right in the middle of things and seem to be very fearless. Between you and your siblings, I am going to have gray hair and many more wrinkles by the time I'm 30! (I already suffer about 10 mini heart attacks a day trying to watch you.)

I cannot wait to celebrate YOU on your 1st birthday in less than a month now, sweet boy! We love you so much!

Friday, October 11, 2013

It's Fall! Burt's Farm and Amicalola Falls

We love fall time in our house. Gives us a break from the Georgia heat and it means some of our favorite things: changing leaves, cool breezes, NO mosquitoes, pumpkin spice lattes, candy corn, hot chocolate, cozy sweatpants/shirts, and pumpkin patches! The kids get so excited each year when we drive by somewhere and there's a pumpkin patch. We decided to surprise them this year and go a little early. Brad was off of work for a furlough day, so after we went with him to church for him to work an event, we took off up to Dawsonville. We love Burt's and it was a good time to go-not very many people there at all. In the past it has always been very crowded, but we went before the leaves really started changing this year so I'm guessing that's why it wasn't crazy yet.

We grabbed a few pictures and then all 3 kids got to pick their own pumpkins. Sorry for the overload of so many pictures, out of the hundreds of pictures I took, I still never got a single one of all 3 kids smiling and looking at the camera at the same time. Oh well, that's just reality.

After Burt's, we headed to Amicalola Falls. The kids loved walking around and especially loved looking from the top to see how high up we were-they loved seeing all of God's creation-one of those breathtaking views which of course is much bigger to them.

Before we headed home, we drove back down the mountain and let the kids play on the playground for a bit. We are a swing-loving family, and you can tell Micah had a blast on the swing.

It was a fun little day trip and we can't wait for more fall activities to come!
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