Monday, October 26, 2009

What does a cow say?

Michael's latest favorite activity is telling you what different animals say. It was hard to capture it on video, but here it is! You'll notice he gets distracted easily. We were using the webcam, so he was watching himself on the computer! Oh, the technology these kids will grow up with!


Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Farm

On Wednesday, Michael and I took our annual trip to Burt's Pumpkin Farm with Grandma. My brother David and his daughter Kennedy joined us too.

Last year, Michael slept in his stroller just about the whole time. This year was so much fun with him! He was able to beat on the huge pumpkins, run up and down the aisles, and pick out one on his own!

We went on the hayride and got to see the pumpkin patch where the pumpkins are grown! We also got to see talking pumpkins! :)
Michael and I both picked out pumpkins to take home. This was Michael's choice...
This week's agenda:
-carve pumpkins
-roast pumpkin seeds
-make some pumpkin muffins
-enjoy our fall snacks!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Traveling Man

Last weekend, we took quite a trip with our little man. We had a whirlwind of a weekend with a trip to Chicago and Indiana. It was Michael's first flight! Sam and I were both surprised at how well he did on the plane! The portable DVD player was a must-have. Elmo helped him through the whole experience. He didn't even notice his ears popping!

Sam's brother and his wife live right in the heart of Chi-town, so it's always nice to stay with them when we visit! I mean, they're looking at the Sears tower from their living room. Of course we had to see a few places in the short time we were in the city. We made sure that Michael saw the beloved statue of Michael Jordan at the United Center. We also went to the Lincoln Park Zoo and enjoyed some deep-dish pizza!

We also had the opportunity to attend a wedding of some good friends of ours in Indiana. We were able to stay in a really nice house on the lake. It was such a blessing to be there and relax. Definitely a mini-vacation for us! Thanks Cindi, Kathy, and the Yoder family!

Michael had never been to a wedding before, so we didn't know what to expect. We thought Elmo might help him get through it as well. However, Michael was done with Elmo. He wanted to roam around the church. Sam got to see the whole wedding and I got to listen to it while Michael and I were climbing stairs in the lobby. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful ceremony! God is going to bless this marriage and use them for His glory. What a fun thing to be a part of!

It was soooo warm in Georgia a week ago and now Fall has definitely made it's debut. Night time is pretty chilly, but the days have been feeling wonderful! We made our annual trip to Burt's Pumpkin Farm today, so those pictures will be coming soon! Happy fall, y'all!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wedding Dance

Have you seen the famous wedding dance video? It was also parodied on The Office Wedding this past week.

Well, Michael attended his first wedding on Saturday and this is his version of The Wedding Dance...

Monday, October 5, 2009


Wow...another 2 weeks gone by without so much as a "hello" from me! I've even been at home with no excuse for a missing blog entry! We have had a fantastic week though! I finally joined a gym and I've been working out almost every day! They have a great kids place for Michael to play. I also started the Esther Bible Study by Beth Moore. I've done the first week so far and I think God is really going to teach me through her story.

We went to the park a couple of times and had a picnic with some good friends! We've drawn a lot of sidewalk chalk pictures, watched some Elmo, sorted shapes, practiced our coloring skills, and played "I'm going to get you" a few times! We are loving this time that we get to spend together. I'm planning another fun week for us this week, but Michael has had a runny nose. He's got some new molars coming in, so I'm hoping that's all it is. This morning, he wanted to cuddle with me and watch TV. He is not much of a TV watcher...unless it's Elmo. But, he sat in my lap with his head leaned against me. We watched probably an hour straight of TV. He is definitely not feeling well. Poor thing. He's still happy, though, and still eating pretty well...

Speaking of eating...Michael is in a stage where he wants to feed himself! He does well with SOME finger foods - mostly fruit, bread, and cheese. He doesn't really like the texture of meat and some veggies in his mouth, so he'll spit those out or give them to Sugar! I've still been giving him some pureed baby food (mostly the meat ones), so that he'll still get his protein, but he usually won't even finish the jar. I think it's because he's wanting to do it himself. Needless to say, Michael's diet seems a little limited these days. Gone are the days where I would choose a nice variety of fruit and veggies for him to eat!

We're getting a lot of practice using the spoon and the spork. And, we're making a lot of messes! Here's some pictures of dinner the other night. I'll post more pictures of our fun week later! I've also got a video in the works of Michael making his animal noises...keep checking back!