Thursday, May 27, 2010

Playing with blocks

video

This is a cute video of Grammy and Micah making a block tower. Micah was putting the chicken on top of the tower and just thought it was hilarious to knock it down.

Visitors

Grammy and Micah building a tower on the porch

Our budding pianist


Happy 35th Anniversary Mom and Dad!

It's been a busy few weeks! Grammy and Pop Pop are visiting from Delaware. On Monday they celebrated their 35 wedding anniversary with a nice dinner and riverboat cruise from Helen, Todd and us! on Tuesday, they watched Micah while Dan and I had our first night away from him together! We went to Dallas, met up with a couple friends who were passing through there and had a great time. We went to the 6th Floor Museum--which chronicles the JFK assassination--ate some Texas BBQ and went shopping. We returned last night--I don't think Micah even knew we were gone, he was having such a good time! I'll try to post some videos of our time together in the next post.

Friday, May 14, 2010

A-B-C


Here's our version of the elephant boy :-) Micah is learning the letters of the alphabet--one each day--at school. Yesterday he had these ears in his box from Wednesday and also a fish in a paper fishbowl that he had colored orange, like his shirt. I'm guessing they are on E and F! I wonder what today will be...goat...guitar...girl...grapes? It's anyone's guess. He can sing part of his ABCs--mostly the EFGH and the PQRST parts :-) I can't believe our little man is 2 and 1/2! For Mother's Day he gave me a beautiful hanging plant for the porch and Dan and he gave me nice cards. Micah even wrote his name in one (with a little help from Daddy). And they cooked me breakfast and got take-out for lunch! It was nice to have a no-cook day at home with my guys.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Museum





Here are a few pictures taken at the Clark County Historical Museum in Arkadelphia located at the Amtrak station. Micah especially enjoyed the train- and airplane-related items, but the best part was when a train went right by the museum while we were inside. We also took a few pictures on the caboose outside of the museum. All of a sudden it seems like M is growing up so fast. Two weeks ago he was jumping the crib. This week he has expressed a lot of interest in using the potty! This might have something to do with the fact that we are using the "star chart" I made a few months ago as an incentive. Micah can earn stars for each day for putting jammies in the hamper (he loves doing this, so it's a freebie), using the potty (right now this amounts to just sitting on it, flushing and washing hands), brushing teeth, and playing "nicely" with toys (that basically means sharing and not throwing them around). Hopefully, a little positive reinforcement will help give him another reason to learn some important skills. He is very excited about the stars right now, so it appears to be working! I took him to the Dr. yesterday because of a persistant cough and it look like an ear infection, so he's on antibiotics right now. I'm just glad it's not anything too serious. It's finals week at Henderson and OBU and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! We still haven't heard about Dan's summer work yet, although serious flooding at the theatre where he used to work in Mississippi has kind of ruled out that possibility. I hope CT-A can recover soon--that place is an important community asset for Corinth, not to mention, like a second home for many members of that community. We are praying and wishing them luck in restoring the building soon. We managed to make it through several tornado warnings last weekend without serious incident here and hope that holds out for the rest of storm season. Hope you all stay safe.