Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

We had a fun Halloween evening! We went to trunk or treat at church and met up with the Ewers, Young Scotts, Grandma, and some friends. Chloe had fun getting candy from all the cars and playing the carnival games. She even jumped in the bounce house and went on the huge bouncy slide!! Micah was mostly content to sit in the stroller! My favorite was the RV with a campfire, who was passing out smores.....made with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. So yummy!!
a monkey and Cinderella!
Ella and Chloe matching as Cinderella!

You can see Andrew's fabulous carving skills in the pumpkin on the left. I wanted to show my love of the Giants on my pumpkin, but rather than cutting out the logo, we cut a hole in the pumpkin and attached the paper logo. When the candle inside was lit and it was dark out, it really worked and you could see the logo from the street! Go Giants! Win the World Series!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

I love watching Andrew and Chloe bond while carving pumpkins. It has become their tradition for Halloween, and I am happy to let them have that experience together!!

and Micah had fun sitting in his Bumbo watching the action and playing with his paci

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Farm

We went to a pumpkin farm with my mom2mom group this morning, and I only managed to take two pictures--thanks to Elle for taking tons of pictures and emailing me some!! We had fun feeding animals, riding on the tractor (well, being pulled behind it in a trailer) to the pumpkin patch. Chloe had fun seeing the pumpkins growing and choosing which ones we were going to have cut off the vine for us to purchase. She chose a huge one for Andrew, a medium sized one for her, and a white one for me. She said that Micah could have one that she chose the other time we went to a pumpkin patch!
my super model
being silly

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Look who discovered his toes!! He laughs and giggles and munches away. I love it!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Rolling Over

So, a few weeks ago, Andrew let me sleep in one Saturday morning. He and Chloe were playing with Micah, and had him getting some tummy time. And they claimed that Micah rolled over....I didn't see it, so I didn't want to believe it. I missed it when Chloe rolled over for the first time, and I was sad that I missed Micah's first time too. Anyway, this morning, I finally got to see Micah roll over from tummy to back. He can lift his head up pretty high, and then he leans and rolls on over. I couldn't get any mid-roll pictures, but there are before and after shots. Chloe gets a bit jealous of us cheering for Micah when he rolls over, so she rolls over too and we praise her!!

love Chloe's smile here
and Micah looks adorable in this one
(Chloe's eyes are a bit creepy, though)
I did it!!
After Chloe and Micah took turns rolling over, Chloe wanted to take pictures of her pig rolling over. She posed the pig and took the pictures. Pretty good for a 2 year old, eh?


Even though Micah is only 4 months old, we decided to introduce solids. He really wants to eat, and tries to grab food out of our hands or off our plates when we are eating. I have gotten a bit of grief from a few people for not waiting until he's 6 months old, but the pediatrician said it wouldn't hurt Micah, so we are going for it!! Micah loves oatmeal!! He actually swallowed some during his first feeding! I remember it taking Chloe a while to learn how to swallow. This shouldn't surprise me--Micah was born eating!!

trying to feed himself!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pony Ride

We spent this rainy Saturday at the pumpkin patch. Chloe chose the pony ride for her special activity while we were there. I thought she would go down the big slide, but she wanted the pony. She was very serious for the whole ride, holding on the whole time.
(and a happy 5 1/2 anniversary to my awesome hubby!!)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Micah is 4 months old!

Well, Micah was actually 4 months old a week ago, but he had his checkup doctor's appointment today. Here are his new stats:

weight: 17 lbs, 11 oz (90th percentile)
height: 2' 3" (96th percentile)

Chloe and I both got our flu shots today, and Micah got 3 more vaccines. He will be able to get the flu shot when he is 6 months old. I am so glad that he got another step closer to being protected against whooping cough. The nurse was telling me that there was just another baby who died of whooping cough. That makes 10 recent cases. Freaks me out!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Micah's Dedication

Yesterday, we had Micah dedicated at church. Our families came to be there for the service, and it was a special time for us. Pastor Greg called us and two other families to the front of the church and asked us some questions about our faith and raising Micah to know Jesus. Our friends and family then came up to lay hands on us while Greg prayed. After church we had the family over for a BBQ in the backyard. Didn't take any pictures then, but it was fun to see Andrew and the kids get soaked in a water fight! (the yard looks great right now, by the way--thanks to my parents for helping to clean it up all day Saturday)
Chloe was so excited to wear this fancy dress she picked out, and Micah was wearing some cute overalls from Grandma!
if 2 kids on Grandma's lap is fun...
then 3 is better!
(poor Ella, I think she was getting strangled)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cute cuddles!

Chloe wanted to get her picture taken with Micah, so here they are:

I love how Micah is looking up at Chloe in this one. He loves her!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Walk to the River

Andrew took the day off work today, and we enjoyed a nice walk to the river. Chloe had fun feeding the ducks, although we need to bring a lot more bread next time!!!

throwing rocks into the river