Hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving! We will be making the trek back to Corinth for the day! We're so thankful for him and for our friends and family that have stood by us through our nomadic life and stayed in contact. Here's a video depicting one thing Micah is thankful for. I just have to brag on him for a minute. I had a book out with a bathtub scene on the page this weekend. Earlier, we had been playing with Micah's rubber duckie--"duckie" is one of the first words he could imitate. Whenever he talks, it's hard to know whether he really understands the meaning behind a word, or whether he's just imitating the sounds he hears us say. Anyway, I held up the page and asked him if he could point to the duckie since he seemed to really be concentrating for the moment. He looked at both pages for a moment, then pointed right to the duckie. Now, it could have been a fluke, but I think he really was able to recognize that item! I was so proud. It seems like everyday he understands a little bit more. I'm thankful that we get to be a part of his discoveries.
Friday, November 21, 2008
We've finally managed to get Micah to drink out of the sippy cup! Not a whole bottle's worth, but at least he's getting the hang of it! He loves to try drinking out of the regular cup, but he often gulps it down too fast and coughs, so we're doing this for now.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Here's a video of a sleepy Micah doing his Tarzan interpretation. You'll hear him and then me, trying to get him to do it again, which of course was unsuccessful! This was a little trick that Grammy Noden taught him during my parents visit. Sorry it's so dark!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Here are a few more photos from the birthday bash.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Here's a video of that iconic moment--the 1st birthday cake! As some of you faithful blog readers already know, this was not Micah's first experience with b-day goodies. But, it was still a "first" for us. It's fun to watch him play with his new toys--he's still running from one to the other, in awe that there are so many things to do. The rocking horse he mastered in no time, but a few of the other toys he's getting frustrated with because they won't do like he wants them too. We got him one of those old school "poppers" that you push like a mower and it makes a sound. He keeps trying to touch the popper part to figure out how it works, he hasn't quite gotten the message that he needs to push it to make it noisy. I don't think it will take him too long, though. He already loves to push his umbrella stroller around the yard. This morning, he discovered that jumbo blocks are not just good for banging together, they actually stick together so you can build things. It seems that the blue ones are his favorite since he grabs those out of the pile most of the time.
Monday, November 10, 2008
We had a big week! We all enjoyed visiting with "Pop Pop and Grammy" from Delaware and celebrating Micah's birthday. In the photos above, Micah is enjoying his new rocking horse from Grandma and Grandpa Inouye and eating a big slice of his birthday cake. I made a no sugar added carrot cake with cream cheese icing for him and of course, a yellow cake with chocolate frosting for our other guests as well. I think he liked it! We had about 10 people over