July 9, 2009 we welcomed our third child, Micah Edward to our family. His arrival was kind of scary, you can read about it here and here and here but we have been so incredibly blessed to have him in our family. He started out tiny (6 lbs 2.9 ounces) and is still tiny (as of his 2 year well check up yesterday he is 24.4 lbs and 34 inches...long and skinny!!) He is the funniest out of all of my kids. He loves balls, anything balls! He can shoot a basketball into a hoop and make it 9 times out of 10. He throws baseballs and footballs. We got him a t-ball set for his birthday and he is already hitting balls off of the tee. He even hits balls with "clubs" like he's golfing. He is definitely going to be my athlete!! I went back through the blog and found some of my favorite pictures of him...it was hard to choose because he takes such great pictures!
|Our little man..he looked like a little man as soon as he was born.|
|He was soooo skinny...one month old|
|He played with his hands like this all the time! It was adorable...3 months old|
|Christmas 2009- 5 months old with the most infectious smile and giggle!|
|6 months and my absolute favorite outfit ever!!!|
|Our one year old on vacation in Washington DC-Summer 2010|
|20 months old with big sissy, Brianna and big brother, Jonah|
Normally we would have a big party for the first birthday, but we were out of town on our DC/Baltimore/Lake Erie vacation last year, so we had a party this year. Since he is so in love with sports, I made a sports cake: baseball, football and basketball. The football went first, it was chocolate cake, with chocolate fudge filling and chocolate icing....ahhhh...death by chocolate!
|the kids playing in the pool to beat the heat...it's been awful here!|
|the "smoking section" and the new picnic table that Steven's dad got him for his birthday.|
|Mom, Aunt Mary and GaGa-Gammie talking it up!|
|Uncle Michael (or as Micah calls him...Uncle), Aunt Shelly and Kevin...apparently Shelly was the only one paying attention to the camera! lol|
|Let's eat cake!|
|"What do you want me to do with this?!?!"|
|"You want some?"|
|"I'm not too sure about this!"|
|"Ahhh..this is yummy!!!!"|
|"This is what you wanted me to do right?!?!"|
|"It's a good thing I'm cute!!!"|
|Yes, it was even in his hair by the end!|
|Kristi playing the ukelele and entertaining us all.|
|Dancing with Aunt Kathy and our friend, Morgan.|
|Great Grandpa Sam, looking a little like Elvis in his sunglasses.|
It was a great party! Everyone had fun, the food was yummy and the weather ended up cooperating so we could be outside on the deck, instead of shut up in the house!
The hardest part of Micah's birthday being July 9th, is that Steven's birthday is July 10th! I hate feeling like he gets lost in the shuffle...but I think he had a pretty good day too!
So happy birthday to two of the great men in my life! I don't know what I would do without either of you! Love forever and always!