Monday, July 26, 2010

Drum Major

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Well, we're in the final week of Dan's show in Corinth--I see the light at the end of the tunnel! We had a quiet weekend at home and even managed to go out to eat in celebration of our 9th wedding anniversary this week! Micah is marching to the beat of his own drummer in this video. I tried to get him chanting on tape, but only managed to get the marching and drumming part. He was saying "1,2,9,6!" over and over. He knows how to count to 10, but I guess he just likes making up his own sequence.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

High-Tech Generation




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Technology has changed quite a bit since Dan and I were little. Back then if you took a photo, you had to wait to finish the roll of film, then have it developed and get prints. Photos were items you held in your hand, not multimedia products. How times have changed. This morning, I handed Micah a print of his Daddy. After making the appropriate comments about how Daddy was in the picture, he poked it and prodded it and exclaimed, "It's broke." I asked him what he meant, and as he continued to try to make the picture do something, I realized that he's seen very few prints. To him, photos are something we view on the camera, where we scroll through them by pushing a button, or on the computer screen as part of a slideshow. Or we view photos as parts of movies. When he started saying things like "movie" while looking at the photo, I realized he was waiting for it to move, or light up, or interact with him in some way. His expectations are totally different! We don't have many still photos in frames lying around (since frames are easily breakable) so he just has been exposed to the "old school" kinds of photos. As they say, I'm sure he'll be outpacing us in his knowledge of technology as soon as he starts school. I can only imagine what the "it" gadget will be then! This video shows a little bit of what happened this morning.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Flashlight Fun

One of Micah's favorite things to do is lay on our bed with the lights out and play with the flashlight. He and Dan had a ball this weekend making shapes and animals in the light! our plans for another weekend at the lake were thwarted by the intermittant showers we had Saturday and Sunday but we still had a great weekend, just spending time together as a family. Micah made his first trip to the Clark County Library where we picked out some books to borrow. I think we have read these books so much already that I've memorized them :-) We got a large bag of fresh cukes, squash and zucchini from the friends Dan is staying with in Corinth, so I am currently trying all kinds of new recipes--yum! If anyone has a good one for squash casserole, let me know. It's hard having Dan gone, but we really do appreciate that time together on the weekends that much more. Other than a few instances of night-waking, Micah's been doing pretty well with the transition, but we'd appreciate your prayers for that.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hula!

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Micah is showing off his Hawaiian roots in this video. His favorite show is the Imagination Movers on Playhouse Disney and he especially likes this episode that we watched last night about how Nina learns about popular Hawaiian things like hula dancing and surfing. I just had to get this on video because he was putting his hands on his hips and hula dancing on the couch! He was even doing the hand motions for water and sun. I wish I could have gotten more, but after he saw the camera, he got distracted! He's in the buff from the waist down since we're doing the potty training thing right now, but it's all G-rated ;-) You can hear Nina singing the song on the TV in the background--something about blue water and the sun.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July!





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We had a very low-key but good 4th this year. Since Dan was home for the long weekend, we mostly stayed around the house, relaxing on the porch and escaping the heat with some cold watermelon. We had fun at the lake on Saturday with friends, just swimming and making sandcastles. Micah spent most of the time sans diaper and has had some real success with potty training! Dan has gone back to Corinth for another week of rehearsals, so Micah and I are missing him already, but glad it's a short week. Hope you had a great holiday, too!