Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Levi's three-year stats

Levi had his annual physical exam today.  He didn't exactly enjoy it, nor did I enjoy holding a crying boy down on the table, but he mostly did pretty well.  He is 40.25 inches tall and weighs 38 pounds.  That puts his weight at the 94th percentile and his height above the top line on the chart, which is 95th percentile, so we're not exactly sure how he compares with other tall kids.

My mother told me that when I was three years old, I was 41 inches and 41 pounds.  Andrew was 41.5 inches and 40 pounds.  I knew I was chunky, and these stats prove it.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thirteen months old

Well, Micah is already thirteen months old.  Time is sure flying!  Here are some recent pictures of him.

 We've been waiting for quite awhile for Micah to get his eighth tooth so that he can have four teeth on the bottom as well as on the top.  A few days ago it finally popped up.  Yesterday, as he was loudly complaining about me changing his diaper, I noticed something way back in his lower gums.  I stuck my finger in there to investigate and discovered a molar!  Then I felt his upper gums.  Another molar!  Then I tried the other side.  A molar on the top and another one on the bottom!  Five new teeth in one week!?!  I guess that explains some of his fussiness!
 Last week, during our visit to Grannie's place, Micah fell asleep on my shoulder.  When I set him down on the towel so he could eat his lunch, he decided to keep sleeping.
 The next day, after running errands, he fell asleep in the car.  He didn't wake up when I brought him inside, so I set him down on the floor.  I might have laid him down in the family room on the carpet, but Levi was playing in that area.  His puffy coat was enough of a pillow for the kitchen floor, right?

 Levi and Nathan stayed inside while Micah and I went out to play in the snow.
You've gotta love baby footprints!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Levi's Third Birthday

He's three!!!  Our beloved Levi sure is growing up!  He LOVES Thomas and Friends, enjoys books and puzzles, and likes to run around the house, chasing Micah, Daddy, Oliver, me, or nothing at all.  Lately Levi has been doing a good job playing with his brother--much to everyone's relief.  He is still quite cautious when it comes to new things, but he learns more and more each day.  For most of a year, he has carried around his "friends," Ernie and Grover dolls and a blue fleece blanket.  They go in the stroller, in the car, and in bed, but they don't go into stores or other people's houses--we don't want to risk losing them.  We just adore our quirky three-year-old!

On the morning of February 7th, Levi woke up to find this huge poster of Thomas and Percy hanging in the dining room.  A great surprise!  Oh, and it snowed that morning, too.  Another surprise!
The birthday party was on Saturday the 8th.  It was a Thomas theme, of course!  Here is the cake.

Grandpa Garrett, Micah, Avery, and Uncle Randy

As part of the fun, we had a "photo booth" with hats and masks and other fun things.
John, Maddie, Avery, and Amy

Uncle Randy and Auntie Jill

Uncle Steve, Aunt Stephanie, Micah, and Ethan

Garret and Grandpa Gorham

Great Grannie

Great Grandma

Uncle Stephen and Uncle Steve

Uncle Kevin
Upstairs we had a big Thomas and Annie/Clarabel toy in Micah's room, the battery-powered trains in Levi's room, and a "doodle dome" (black tent where you use a light pen) in the hall.

Blowing out the candles.  Happy birthday, big guy!