Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Then on Sunday, we had the oppurtunity to have Micah baptized. It took place at St. Joe's after mass. We had lots of family there with us and it was all wonderful! Micah did really good, until it came time for the actual baptism part and then he started crying. I thought it was pretty funny because he likes to get his hair washed, I thought the baptism wouldn't bother him but it did! But he did well overall.
Everyone that joined us at the church! Lots of family (mainly Steven's!) and our friend George's wife and children.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
May we never forget the events of that day, never forgot those who were lost, and may God bless our country and protect our troops who are still fighting a war that started this day!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Micah is officially two months old, as of yesterday. I can't believe it's been two months already. We all keep commenting on how it feels like he's always been here! He just molds so perfectly to our family that it's hard to remember a time when he wasn't here with us. Yesterday was his two month well check up with the pediatrician. He is now 10 pounds 2 ounces (so he has gained 4 pounds in 2 months-good boy!) and I don't remember what his length was but they said he is now in the 73rd percentile for his height, up from the 37th percentile at his one month visit. We knew he'd had a growth spurt because all of a sudden his clothes were actually fitting him! They said he is doing great and we won't have another visit until 4 months. The only thing I hate is that he had to get his first vaccines. Even though you know it's for their own good, you always hate to see them get poked! He did good though, and calmed very quickly. He got three pricks in his thighs and then had an oral vaccine for the rotovirus. He's too young for a flu shot, but the rotovirus can be just as bad for an infant as the flu so I went ahead and added that one too. He's not had any major side affects, just a mild fever. I feel very blessed to have such a good, healthy baby after all the scares we had at the end. I thank God every day!
Potty training is going well, although over the long weekend things were a little crazy so we didn't do that great, but today has been GREAT! Jonah is doing well, although I have to make him sit on the potty most of the time and try to go, or we go through LOTS of underwear! He's still kind of young for a boy in regards to potty training, but I think he'll have it soon!
I started "school" this week with Bri. We started on Tuesday and she loves it! We are doing a unit study using the book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" to start. With this we are talking about rhyming and the alphabet, and also since the letters are climbing up a coconut tree we will be talking about coconut trees, where they grow, what they are used for, etc. (Even Jonah loves this book and walks around saying "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Will there be enough room?") We are also using Spectrum math Kindergarten for math. I don't believe in trying to make a subject fit where it doesn't, and math is one of those things that really needs to be learned sequentially. She loves doing the math work and would do it for hours if I didn't stop her! We are also using a McGraw-Hill workbook, I Can Print, to work on writing our letters properly and to begin writing words. By the end of this unit (which we will probably carry over into next week) we will have completed our first lapbook which I'll post pics of here. If you've never heard of a lapbook stay tuned, because I LOVE this idea and we'll be using it ALOT!
So that's the update on our family. We hope you all had a safe and fun Labor Day weekend. I for one am really glad that Fall is rolling in. Stayed tuned for lots of fall fun with our family!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
If you're wondering about the scratches on his face in the top picture- he took a face dive off of the swings on the swing set that my mom bought for them over the weekend last night. He was "flying" on his stomach and bam! Face first into the dirt! But he was ok, which was evident when he started saying that a popsicle would help him feel better! LOL! So funny!
And of course I can't leave out Bri and Micah from this post! Brianna is excited that she gets to go try out dance classes on Saturday at a local dance studio. I was calling around to find out prices, schedules, etc. and one of them said she could come try it out on Saturday to see if she liked it! She is always dancing around this house and I thought this would be a great thing for her to get to do since we aren't sending her to preschool this year. I'm going to be the bragging mom for a minute, but she is just so advanced I don't want to bore her with preschool. Instead I am going to do some homeschooling with her this year with Kindergarten level material and see how she does. I think she's more than ready and I'm excited to try this out with her. It's not "officially" homeschooling since she's not technically school age yet (drat those late birthdays!!), but we'll be working through the skills that they learn in Kindergarten. So dance class will be good for some social interaction. And then of course, there is always sunday school at church for that too! And we have a playgroup that we're going to be attending on Wednesdays so I think she's going to get plenty of socialization (as if that's EVER been a problem for my child!!!)
Micah is growing like an absolute weed! He is FINALLY fitting into "normal" clothes (0-3 month, instead of newborn or premie) which is good since he's almost 2 months old. We had an appointment the other day and he is 9 pounds 12 ounces! He was 5 pounds 12 ounces when we left the hospital so he has gained 4 pounds in 2 months! You go boy! He's starting to get chunky checks which I LOVE!!! He's also starting to smile at people, and coo, and he does great with belly time, although he tends to fall asleep- he loves to sleep on his belly (he's just like his mommy and his brother!), which I know is a no-no, but I feel like if I'm awake and near him to watch for any problems it's not as bad as putting him on his belly at night when we're all sleeping! (can you see how I'm trying to justify this?!?!?!) So, all in all he's doing great! He goes on the 9th for his first set of vaccinations (sniff! Sniff!) but I know he'll do great!
Ok, well, sorry for the longer post but it's been a while since I've updated and just wanted to let you know what's been going on here. I'll try to be better- and I'll post about Bri's dance class on Saturday (and maybe even some pics if I can get them without crying!!! My little girl is growing up!!!!)