Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Here's a cute video of Jacob playing with an empty plastic container in the kitchen. He loves to raid the recycling bin with the plastic milk jugs, etc., and play with the stuff in there, see which container makes what sounds, etc. You can also hear Micah in the background, being chased by Daddy :-)
Here's Micah, enjoying the sprinkler in the front yard! We're hoping to get the grass to grow back in this one spot so we just set it up, and let Micah run through.
Sometimes it's good to remember that for kids, fun doesn't have to be complicated. A new thing, whatever it is, is enough to please them.
I am looking forward to our Corinth visit. We haven't been since Micah was 2. We've told him that it's the place he was born. He keeps asking if we're going back there so he can be born or Jacob can be born. Although I explain that this has already happened, it hasn't quite sunk it yet :-) Then he got really confused when he left the porch door opened and Dan asked if he was "born in a barn." Kids take everything literally so of course, this resulted in a bunch of questions about where he was born!
Friday, June 1, 2012
Jacob had another birthday gift to open last night. This one was from Gramma Lynn and Papa Roger! As you can see he enjoyed playing with it and with the card. If you look close enough, you can see a piece of that in his mouth in the picture where he is smiling at the camera. Luckily, Daddy was able to rescue most of that from his mouth :-) With his new tractor and new barn, he is going to be all set to play Old MacDonald to his heart's content. Daddy and Micah enjoyed their weekly snow cone treat from the little stand on the way home from school. Each week they try a new flavor. This week was strawberry and black cherry.Yum! And extra stain stick for the clothes. In this video, Jacob is learning to take steps. Although he hasn't walked a long distance yet, he can take a few wobbly steps toward someone if he's inclined. Here he is practicing with Daddy. Today Micah is having a water day at school. They are learning about ocean animals and as part of that unit they are wearing swimsuits and playing water games on the playground today! I am sure he will come home excited to tell us all about it. We have decided to take a family vacation in a few weeks to Corinth, MS, where Micah was born. We'll drive to Memphis and spend the day and a night there and on to Corinth from there to stay with friends for a couple days. It will be fun showing Micah the house where we brought him home and getting to see all the great people in that town again. It will be our first vacation that doesn't involved visiting the grandparents, so we are looking forward to that and for the boys to have that experience. I think we'll probably go to the Memphis Children's museum and maybe the zoo if it isn't too hot and we have time. Our friends in Corinth have a pool so I'm sure Micah will love that! We also signed M up for swimming lessons in July at the Arkadelphia water park and got him a new Spider-Man water vest for when we go to the lake. We're all set for some summer fun!