Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Laundry Day

Micah loves dressing up in Daddy's clothes right out of the laundry. He also likes rolling in the freshly dried clothes, just like a cat :-) Hopefully, his interest will lead into eventually helping me fold and put away the clothes (hey, a mom can dream!) but for now, I just let him have his fun. We had a little accident this weekend with Micah's elbow. A part of the elbow tendon became lodged in the elbow joint--a minor dislocation that is common in kids under 4. This condition is called "nursemaid's elbow," and usually happens when they are being held by the arm and trying to get away from the person holding them--that's what happened in our case. Anyway, Sunday night he started crying and holding his arm, which looked fine but was obviously bothering him. He woke up three times in the night with it and we decided he needed to be examined by a doctor. Doc popped the elbow right back into place in the office--Micah didn't know it was coming so it was all over without too much fuss, and he got instant pain relief. The doc said he would be fine almost immediately and I was happy to see him acting as if it never happened as soon as we got home! We're so glad we didn't have to go through with x-rays, etc., and that Micah's ok. He did get to see Dan's children's show this weekend--Wiley and the Hairy Man--and seemed to enjoy that too. He sat quietly through all 50 minutes of it! This weekend we plan on getting some cute pics at a local pumpkin fair--hope the weather is cool!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Sneak Preview

Ta-Da! Remember this costume from last year? Micah wanted to play dress up again.
This year's costume--a monkey!

This first video is of Micah trying to say "cheese" so I can take his picture :-) I thought it was a hoot.

We had a great weekend! I went to a children's consignment sale in Little Rock with a friend and picked up Micah's Halloween costume for this year--a monkey! He loved it and had to wear it about 5 times after I brought it home. I also got a few winter weather clothing items for him and a birthday present. Micah and Daddy visited the Clark County Fair while I was gone and got to see goats, cows, horses, chickens and more. Micah decided that he wants to be part of 4-H when he grows up!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Apples and "Orange"

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," is the best way to describe this week. Micah's having fun with the letters in my Apple Scrabble game in these photos and video. He is starting to be interested in what letters he sees, like these on the game pieces and the on refrigerator magnets we have. He loves making his name with them. His current favorite toy is an orange "thingy," for lack of a better word, that goes to a playset he has. He has to have "orange" at every meal and at bed time! I am amazed he doesn't have it in these photos! We also had fun helping him learn to ride his bike this weekend. He still hasn't quite gotten the hang of the pedaling part, but he really likes trying and I'm happy to see him not get frustrated with it. I think it's always good for him (and us for that matter) to have things he can't do on thr first try, but needs to practice doing. On the flip side, he had a lot of temper tantrums throughout the week which we challenging for us as parents! Micah seems to be testing the waters repeatedly. And we're trying to come up with effective ways of training him to respect people and act appropriately, y'know, day in the life of every parent. Anyway, for now we are holding on to the good times so we can have patience through the rough ones.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cookie Monster

Enjoying the fruits of his labor...

Hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day. We made chocolate chip oatmeal cookies this weekend. Micah really likes helping in the kitchen, especially when we are making sweets! Dan and I spent most of the weekend working on stripping wallpaper in the bathroom and painting it, but we managed to get in some good family time, too. Micah got a little sun, as you can see in these photos, after making several trips to the playground. We had great weather on Saturday and spent as much time outside as possible taking walks and playing on the slide. Everywhere we went, we had to take froggy along--that's Micah's stuffed frog that plays music. He likes giving froggy a commentary as we walk. "Did you hear the train, froggy?" "You like to take a walk, froggy?" It's funny to hear him saying the things I usually say to him as we walk, to the froggy. We were able to Skype with both families this weekend, which was great. The library was closed so we couldn't take our usual trip, but that was ok with Micah since he really likes one of the books we borrowed last time called "Bright Stanley". We only read it three times yesterday--proof that his interest is waning a bit :-) It's about a fish that has adventures in the sea including encountering a shark. Since he loves all things "fishy," this book is right up his alley.