Saturday, September 10, 2011

Monthly Update

Yesterday was Micah's 10 month birthday and the first time I haven't updated you on the exact day of his monthly birthday.

I took his pictures but can't upload them due to my computer problems. Dan spent time on the phone with Apple yesterday and they are trying something new in attempts to fix all of the problems. When I went to bed last night, it still had 30 hours to go. I'm hopeful but not convinced...

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Micah's Monthly Update- Month Ten



Oh, sweet boy!  You are so very precious.  In just two months, we will celebrate your first birthday.  I can hardly believe that time is here already.  You are a sheer delight to parent.  You sleep a consistent 11-13 hours each night and still nap twice a day.  You have only woken up once or twice in the entire 8 months you have been sleeping through the night.  Considering how much your daddy and I like sleep, we really appreciate that.  :-)

You smile more than any child I have ever met.  We sometimes go weeks without hearing you cry.  That is the oddest thing to us.  You are just happy.  I'd like to think that is because you know just how loved you are but I have a feeling that we just got lucky.  Your giggles are contagious.  When you laugh, our whole family laughs with you.

You are one busy boy.  Your crawling has picked up serious speed.  I bed you will be taking steps by this time next month.  And, you will probably be a full fledged walker on your first birthday.  If you think walking can get you into more things and get you somewhere quicker, you'll probably decide to walk tomorrow.  

You are a big boy!  You weighed 22.69 pounds at your 9 month check up.  You were actually 9.5 months at the time.  Your weight is in the 77th percentile.  You are 29.25 inches long which is in the 74th percentile.  You have 7 teeth.  You still only say "uh-oh!"

You bring me unspeakable joy!  


 CURRENT LIKES:

  • JONAH
  • Praise Baby DVD
  • Swimming
  • Baths
  • The Night Light
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Green Beans
  • Eating
  • Max
  • Rough housing
  • Standing Up
  • Puffs
  • Cords
  • Silver Rattle




 CURRENT DISLIKES:

  • Being told NO in a harsh voice
  • Having your face wiped
  • Sitting still
  • The pick up line at Jonah's school




 SPECIAL MOMENTS FROM THE MONTH:

  • First Airplane Ride
  • Meeting both Great Grandmothers
  • First time in Mississippi
  • First time in Louisiana
  • First Haircut
  • Waved Bye Bye
  • Signed "more" while eating
  • Met lots of family and friends from MS/LA







First Homework

Jonah had his first assignment to do at home last week.  This was actually something he should have finished at school but he did not, so it was sent home.  We warned his teacher on "Meet The Teacher" day that he is incredibly slow.  She smiled and nodded.  She has now told us that she heard us that day but now gets it.  We are working together to find a solution to this.  If you remember, his nickname around here is Papaw!!  (Which, I'm not allowed to say anymore because "that is calling names and calling names isn't nice.  It hurts feelings.")

Thursday, September 8, 2011

All dressed up!


Swimming with the family



We have not gotten to enjoy our pool the way we thought we would this summer.  Before summer came, I imagined many lazy days in the pool with the boys while Dan was at work.  I imagined throwing some hot dogs on the grill and while they cooked, we would splash and play.  The only thing I didn't factor in was that I had a baby and pretty much anything over about 12 minutes is too much for him.  And, I didn't consider how much it was pain the 4 year old to get out the pool long enough for me to take Micah in to change his clothes and get him down for a nap or put in the jumperoo.  What was going to be many lazy days turned into just a few.  


But, on the days Dan is home, we get to play man-to-man defense and that makes things so much easier. Pool days with him turn into just that...pool DAYS!  Both boys love the water so it is fun to be out there as a family.  Lately, Jonah has requested to wear his life jacket in the pool because "I don't get as tiring when I'm swimming!"  I'm sure it is more fun to just float and relax instead of working to keep yourself up all the time.  We let him wear it some but then also make him swim so he isn't dependent on it.  












I have loved my cheap little underwater camera I bought earlier in the summer.  It is so fun to be in the middle of the pool and take pictures of my boys without worrying about them splashing me.  










We sat Micah on the hot tub where the water overflows into the pool.  He could not figure out how on earth water was all around him splashing down into the pool.  








Every now and then, you capture a picture that you can't believe you got.  And, just to make it better, I didn't even go underwater to take it.  I told Jonah to jump in and I'd hold the camera underwater.  All he had to do was smile when he went under.  And, he did!  And, I got this!






Dan has been teaching Jonah to dive this summer.  He's getting there.  Sweet boy loves the water!




Some of you may know that Micah got his first hair cut on Monday.  The next picture should show you why he needed it.  That kid had some hair!!
We tried Jonah's life vest on him.  He certainly falls into the pound requirement to wear it.  












The beautiful thing about Florida is the opportunity to enjoy the pool for a couple more months.  We swam the weekend of Halloween our first year here.  So, I'm sure we have another 6-8 weeks left.  Especially since we have the solar heater.  Although, I'll admit it, I am so ready for pool days to be behind us so we can enjoy FALL!!

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