Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Time

We had a big weekend of festivities!  On Saturday Bob joined us as we went to a Fall Carnival at Our Savior Lutheran.  We had heard that a contractor was bringing his excavators to the church, securely parking them, and letting kids run them.  How cool is that!?!  Levi only ended up watching the diggers, but we still enjoyed it.
 We went inside to participate in some games.  I wanted a picture of the three of us in this cute little fall scene.  Just prior to this shot, Levi actually threw himself on the ground, crying, because he didn't want to sit on the hay.  I think the crowds were a bit too much for him, although my own stubbornness probably wasn't helping.
 Next, since it was still light out, we went to Picha's Pumpkin Patch.  Levi was absolutely fascinated by this particular tractor.  (In fact, he basically refused to look at anything else on the farm.)

 We tried to get Levi to pose for a picture with Grandpa, but it ended up just being a solo.

Then on Sunday morning, we stayed after church to participate in Reformation Day, an annual celebration where we learn about great reformers of the church.  This year was all about C.H. Spurgeon.  There were several booths with activities and crafts and candy prizes for the kids.  Most of the activities were a bit too advanced for Levi, but he loved "fighting the dragon."  He could have swung that foam sword for hours!

Then Sunday afternoon, just after the boys' naps, we rushed down to my parents' church for the end of their fall festival.  Levi felt much more comfortable this time.  His favorite activity was cookie decorating--and, of course, eating--but my favorite was this pumpkin decorating station.  It was great to just peel off the stickers and let Levi place them wherever he wanted.  It was quick and clean, and even toddlers could be successful.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

9-Month Doctor Visit

Micah's latest stats: 28.25 inches tall (exactly 50th percentile), 19 lbs. 7 oz. (30th percentile), 45 cm. head circumference (45th percentile).  He's little!  Levi wasn't overly large during his first year, either.  He started getting extra tall and sturdy after he turned one.  Now my 2.5 year old is wearing size 4 and 4T clothes!  I am excited to see how big Micah will get.  Of course, I'm in no rush for him to grow up yet!

I was so proud of Levi and Micah for hanging in there during an exceptionally long wait at the pediatrician's office.  Our appointment was at 10:30, and we were finally seen at 11:20.  They were such troopers and very well behaved!  The rest of the day, not so much....  But Levi enjoyed demonstrating his knowledge (and nearly-correct pronunciation!) of the otoscope, opthalmoscope, and sphygmanometer.  The doctor got a kick out of it, too.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Nine Months Old

 Micah is nine months old today, and we just love our littlest boy!  He has six teeth (four upper, two lower), and he pulled himself to standing in his crib the other day.  He likes music, dancing, walking while holding onto my hands, and eating.  For the last few weeks, he has been napping regularly, and he almost always sleeps from 8:45 P.M. to at least 7:15 A.M.  Life is good with Micah!

Going for a walk this afternoon.  Levi was trying to tell me something.

Nathan's clodhoppers

Mr. Fix-it