Here are a couple of cute videos of Micah playing with Pop Pop and Daddy. He loves when someone tickles his tummy. In the video above you can see my dad teasing him with his favorite rattle and he just was giving these huge belly laughs. In the other video, Dan is playing peekaboo with him. You can see him making that Brrrr sound with his lips and spitting everywhere! He's feeling a lot better--almost fully recovered from his tonsilitis. It's been a long week, but I think we're coming out of it now.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
As promised, here's a photo of Micah with his toe in his mouth, a new favorite pasttime, and one of him sitting up. He can't hold that position for too long, but when he gets his arms out there, he does a pretty good job of leaning forward on them for awhile. This video is of him playing with his lion toy and giving it a "kiss." He hasn't learned how to pucker up yet, but he'll lick your cheek :-)
In honor of Corinth, which we will be leaving soon, I am posting a partial glossary of Southern words for all us Yankee folk. You can now feel free to travel down here without feeling out of place!
Y'all-- means you all. Variation: "all y'all" for more than one group or a very large group. Also may be possessive: y'all's. Ex: "Y'all's truck is in the driveway."
Favor--not a party gift. It's a single-word verb that means to look like. Ex: "You and your husband favor."
Might could--this is a construction that means "might be able to". Variations: might would or may could, may would
Make a picture--means the same as to "take a picture"
Dag nab it--this is a widely used euphemism for you know what
Bless her heart--an expression used to denote pity on someone. Variations: bless her little pea-pickin' heart, bless y'all's heart (see entry #1) Sometimes used to express fake pity after gossipping about someone :-)
Oh, me--Same as "oh, my. "
reckon--means "I guess" Ex: "I reckon it's going to rain."
Mash--not referring to potatoes. Mash in this context means "to push". Ex: "Mash the button."
Sissy--not meaning a wimp. lovey title for a girl who is a sister. You might call her this if you are her brother or mother (in front of her brother). "Sissy, come here and help your brother pick up his toys."
get you some--get some for yourself. Ex: "Get you some paper from the filing cabinet."
Oh, me. Well, if you reckon you can get a hold of these here words and phrases, bless y'all's heart, y'all might could travel down here......Just kiddin' :-)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Micah is becoming more dextrous with his hands everyday. He is now trying to put the paci in his mouth himself, and while he rarely gets the right part in there, at least he's working on it! Of course, he's got a back-up plan for if he can't manuever the paci--his thumb or big toe always work :-)
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
1. You leave gigs before the encore to "beat the rush"
2. You own a lawnmower
3. Before throwing the local paper away, you look through the property section
4. All of a sudden, your boss (friend, etc.) isn't 46, he's only 46
5. You buy your first ever T-shirt without anything written on it
6. Instead of laughing at the gardening catalogue that falls out of the newspaper, you suddenly see both the benefit and money saving properties of a plastic winter cover for your garden bench and an electronic mole repellent for the lawn. Not to mention the plastic man for the car to deter would be thieves.
7. You start to worry about your parents' health.
8. Sure, you have more disposable income but everything you want to buy costs between $300 and $500
9. You don't get funny looks when you buy a Disney video or a Wallace and Gromit bubble bath, as the sales assistant assumes they are for your child
10. Pop music all starts to sound a bit strange.
12. You wish you had a shed
13. You have a shed
14. You actually find yourself saying "They don't make 'em like that anymore" and "I remember when there were only 3 TV channels" and "Of course, in my day"
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
You might say that Micah is on the fence about rolling over. In this "play" video, you can see how he lifts that one leg up in the air and arches his back, but can't seem to figure out what to do with those arms! For now, he's content to rock on the floor and put anything and everything in his mouth. Also, Operation Peas has been successful! We think he likes them pretty well. It's a good thing he also looks good in green :-) We'll have a video of that to come.