Monday, September 28, 2009


For the next couple of posts, I'm going to focus on each of my boys. I'm starting with Micah because I already had this photo edited. And since there just isn't that much time in the day, it seems like a good start to me. :)
Micah has such a flair for life! We'll sometimes have "dance parties" at home where we turn the music up loud and let the boys run around like crazy and make as much noise as they want! This past weekend, Micah REALLY got into it and was making up his own moves. Hilarious! Well, after church yesterday he busted out in spontaneous dance right in the middle of the children's common area. Other than making sure he didn't run into anyone else, I just let him dance! What passion and innocence, all wrapped up into the most boy of boys!
Micah loves to leap and jump and try ANYTHING he sees his brother do. Sometimes this works out well, and sometimes it doesn't. He also loves to sing, color, paint, and basically create. He definitely seems to have an artistic side to him. For a long time, he didn't have much to say. He wouldn't even say his own name. And then one day the flood gates were opened and we can't keep him from talking or attempting to say every single word he hears. The other day, we were out for a drive and saw some goats and miniature donkeys (at least, they were small). Regardless, he spent the next half-hour trying to say 'miniature'. What a determined little boy he is!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hide and Seek

Micah has been playing a version of hide and seek with Joshua (their own version) for a few weeks now. His newest thing is to run to a wall so that he can "hide his eyes". Then he counts "1,2,3...1,2,3.." and emphatically says "Come" and then runs out to find Joshua. Joshua usually ends up jumping out so that Micah can easily find him. It's so funny, and cute, to watch!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hot Air Balloons!!!

This past weekend there was a Hot Air Balloon Festival going on just south of where we live. On Saturday, we went to a park close by to see if we could see one of the balloon launches. They went the opposite direction and we didn't get a great look at them. So, we decided to go back on Sunday evening to try and catch a glimpse of the last launch. We barely made it...and the experience was more than I could have hoped for. It was so fun for the boys (and myself!!) to watch the balloons floating just over our heads!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Excited about a TV??

I can't remember the last time I was this excited to have a TV. We finally replaced the one that went out. Usually, we don't watch much tv at all. In fact, we don't have cable or television in the sense that we can watch tv channels. We just use it for videos. But, since it's been raining for the better part of a week now, it sure is nice to put on a video!! Thursdays are our library day. We'll have to stock up on some videos, and books (of course), while we're there, since there's no end in sight to the rain.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cooking with Joshua

Joshua and I started up with school last week. He and I will have the afternoons to work together while Micah naps. We've started a primer for Explode the Code, which works on letter recognition and eventually builds up to reading. We're going to read lots of books together, work on projects, and cook. This afternoon, we decided to make Rocky Cookies for Neil, which are some of his favorites, and on the healthy side for a cookie. Joshua helped measure out the ingredients, mix it all together, and roll the dough into balls on the cookie sheet. And, of course, after the cookies were done, we ATE some! Delicious. Joshua is sporting the latest of my sewing creations, a speedy car apron. The fabric was his choice. I'm sure that it will get used for much more than just cooking, as we have painting projects on the horizon! What a wonderful boy!

Chalk play!

We've had lots of rain. And the boys have been playing in the sandbox. You add those two together along with chalk, and you have a big, fun mess!

The Birthday Party!

Many thanks to everyone who was able to make it to Micah's party! We had a great time and are so glad to have all of you for friends!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More Birthday Pics

Micah is 2 years old!!

Happy Belated Birthday to Micah!! He turned 2 on Monday! We had a great visit with my parents over the weekend. On Monday, we started with a birthday breakfast for Micah. Then we spent the day together as a family, exploring! We ended with going out for ice cream...Micah got "birthday cake" ice cream! His actual party isn't until this Saturday. But we've been partying all week!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Papa, Our TV is broke....

Papa we are really sad. No more Diego or Peep. the Tv went out and now all we have for fun is these shakers. we're all out of tissues cause we can't stop crying... can't you see our distress... Please papa, Please, can you help.???.....

ps. Momma had NOTHING to do with this post!!!!