Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Long Shorts

Above is a cute video of Jacob showing off his skills in the exersaucer. He just loves that thing! He even fell asleep in it once after daycare. It's hard work being 4 months old! As you can see his feet are plenty long enough now, even though they were barely touching just a few weeks ago. We put some pants on Micah from last year. He may not have gained a lot of weight, but his legs have gotten longer! He said, "Daddy, I like these long shorts." Bless his heart.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Monday

Here are a few pictures and video to brighten up your Monday! We stayed at home this weekend and tried to get some things done around the house. I sorted through all of Micah's old clothes since there wasn't a stitch left in the drawers that fit our little chunk! Micah had hours of fun playing in the big cardboard box that his new carseat came in. Why buy toys for kids when you could just get a load of boxes?! Seriously, he loved it. And you can see in the video of Jacob playing on the floor, he loved the peek-a-boo that Micah was playing with him when he popped out of the box. We took Micah to see School House Rock Live, Jr. (OBU's latest show) twice--once on Friday and once on Saturday. He loved it especially since the whole show is basically singing and dancing numbers with very little down time in between. I took him on Saturday so Dan and Jacob could have a little Daddy-baby bonding time. Jacob's got another cold. There's no fever, so we're battling it the same way as the last one, extra TLC and some Benedryl at night. It's been waking him up in the early mornings, so I'm hoping it'll pass soon so we all can sleep better. Guess it's time for the flu shots!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Froggy Underpants

Jacob and Micah look so cute in their frog shirts!

Every night before bed, Micah wants to hear a "time tree" story. These are stories centered around the idea of a tree that transportd him to all kinds of new places, back in time, and generally wherever and whenever he wants to go. When Dan was a little boy, his dad used to tell him time tree stories too, so he has now passed on that love to Micah! The villain in these tales is always Froggy Underpants. Don't ask me where the name came from but these days, anything with the word "underpants" in it is just hilarious to Micah so it works :-)

We had a busy weekend. Dan is working on the final touches of the next show going up at OBU. He did find time to take Micah to the Clark County Fair where he got to ride on several rides, including the merry-go-round and see lots of farm animals. Jacob's cough and congestion continue to lessen every day . We are now working on getting him to sleep only in the crib at night since he has long outgrown his bouncy infant seat!

Monday, September 12, 2011


This weekend we decided to make "homemade" pizza (Ok, so the dough and sauce were store-bought.Hey, working mom here!). Micah chose the topping--pepperoni, of course! He had a great time making it and exercising the 2-1 rule of baking, two for the dish, one for me, two for the dish, one for me. I think he ate more cheese and pepperoni before we cooked the pizza than afterwards. So far, we've made cookies and muffins together, but I think this endeavor was his favorite. Also, Micah graduated to the "big potty" this weekend :-) Yea! Dan put together the jumperoo for Jacob to use now that he can hold his head up well enough. He is really enjoying it, especially since it provides a convenient resting place for both hands right next to his mouth! His feet touch the floor when he's in it so he can really get going! I guess it remains to be seen whether he'll like the bumblebee teether on this contraption as much as Micah did. In other news, I think I let the straps out on the carseat twice over the last week and a half for this kid! He is growing by leaps and bounds. We have graduated to 12-month clothing. He still has quite the junky cough from his bout with croup last week. I'm hoping it will resolve so we don't need to take him back to the doc. But it's not affecting his sweet disposition or his ability to eat!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

my boys

Jacob went back to daycare today after two days at home to recover. He hasn't had anymore croup episodes since Monday night so I'm hoping we've moved on to the just-a-cold stage now. Micah had his second dentist appt this morning and according to Daddy, he did great! He sat and watched as Dan had his teeth cleaned and then sat still in the chair through a whole exam and a cleaning this time. Dan said Micah really enjoyed that part because it "tickled" his teeth :-) There might be a few socks on the floor, a rotten sippy cup in the car and more than a few sleepless nights, but I love life with my boys. Now I need a nap. Can I get an amen?!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Takin' It Easy

We borrowed this Bumpo chair from some friends. Note, that his legs are almost too chunky to fit in it, but he does love sitting up! We had a nice Labor Day weekend, did a little shopping for a new car seat, had some friends over for a cookout and just relaxed a little. Unfortunately, Jacob had a croupy cough Monday night so took him to the doctor (he now weighs 18 lbs, 6.5 oz.) and Dan and I have been taking turns being home with him for a couple of days. He seems to be feeling better now. I think it's just par for the course when you start daycare to get a cold, but scary for mom and dad. Micah is doing better and better with completing his potty training, and even was dry all night long one night. We are proud of him!

Friday, September 2, 2011

New tooth?

I don't have any new pictures to post, but hopefully we will remedy that this weekend! Since it's Labor Day, we are trying to think of something fun to do together out of the house before this school year really gets crazy. I'm pretty sure Jacob's working on a tooth--he's gnawing on his hand quite a bit and I think I can feel a little something coming through the gum. It'll probably take awhile for this first one to come down but it doesn't seem to be bothering him too much yet. It's been a busy but good week. Jacob has been eating more and more each day at daycare which makes me feel better about leaving him there. On Monday, he only took 1.5 oz all day so we were a little concerned, but once we figured out he needed to be wrapped up to eat well there he started downing those bottles like nobody's business. Micah continues to have potty success and everyone's still healthy right now, which is a blessing! Hope you all have a relaxing weekend!