Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More Easter

Here are a few videos of Micah opening an Easter gift box from Grammy and Papa in Wisconsin! You can hear him saying "I like that" and "very cool" :-)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter! We went to church in the morning where Micah made a Hosannah "palm frond" in Sunday School. It was a packed house and a great service. After naptime, Micah got to open his Easter basket and go on an egg hunt around the living room. It was a hot day so I hid them in the house. He then ate way too much candy :-) We also got to talk to both Grammys and Pop Pops on the phone, plus other family members which was a treat for us.

We spent the weekend working on project around the house, trying to get this place ready to be home for another person! The "nesting" is kicking into high gear. I enjoyed a wonderful pregnancy massage on Saturday that Dan got me for my birthday. I had been saving it for the last trimester and it was worth it!

We didn't eat any fancy meals today, but we had a good weekend enjoying some family time and remembering the sacrifice that Christ made on our behalf.

Monday, April 18, 2011

pre-Easter celebrations

Now that Micah's a year older, he seems to be enjoying the Easter celebration a lot more. We decided to dye a few eggs with him this weekend which he loved (see video) and then at church we had a family Easter dinner and egg hunt on Sunday after church (see pics). Micah got make an Easter cross project there and collected 10 eggs with candy, including a special one which he redeemed for a new Veggies Tales video! Sunday after his nap we took him to see part of the musical Dan has been working on, Bye, Bye, Birdie. He loved the "concert" and wanted to see another one right after it was over. Apparently, he characterizes performances by the color of the lights used on the stage. The last one we took him to, he has dubbed "the purple concert" and this one was "the orange concert." There is a special orchestral concert for children this Wednesday at Henderson and we plan to take him to that. Hope everyone has a blessed Holy Week!

T-minus 6 weeks and counting...

We're entering the final stage of this pregnancy, thank God! I think baby Jacob and I are both feeling a bit cramped at this point, but overall, I can't complain. The weather has remained cool and I've had no medical problems. I'm in the exhaustion/burst of energy stage right now so I alternate between resting and doing as many of the 20 things that need to be done right now, done. Now that Dan's show is over he'll be able to put the nursery together and do some of those other projects that probably won't get done unless they happen before baby arrives. We've been talking to Micah about Jacob coming. I have showed him the photo albums of himself as a baby and we talk about how when Jacob comes he will look like that. So far, Micah has said that he wants to play with him and teach him how to pee-pee in the potty since he is a big boy and knows how to do that :-) I had a wonderful shower put on by my coworkers at Henderson a few weeks ago. We received lots of cute outfits, diapers and a few odds and ends we can certainly use. Even though we have most of the things we will need already, it is nice to get to "celebrate" this baby, too. Now that it's so much closer to when we will meet Jacob, I'm getting a little nervous about the birth, but mostly about how we will all handle two children! So far, my conclusion is-- one day at a time.

Monday, April 11, 2011


We busted out the finger paints on Sunday afternoon and Micah had a great time making handprints and finding his inner Van Gogh. He then decided to move on to markers, which would have been ok, if he hadn't used his body as a canvas :-) Oh, well. It's nothing a little soak in the tub couldn't cure!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dan!

We had a lovely birthday weekend for Dan who is now 33! Friday and Saturday we went on a marriage retreat with some other couples from our church. It was at a lodge just about 40 minutes from our house. Micah stayed home with his favorite babysitter and had a great time too. Sunday we had great weather and a nice day at home and then Monday, which was the actual day, we went out to lunch. I ordered a fresh strawberry cake, which you can see above--yum!. Micah helped blow out the candles. Dan had already opened his gift from us--an air compressor with brad nailer for those air-filling, painting, trim-attaching project around the house.