Thursday, April 24, 2008


Micah Claire's new favorite thing to do is climb on her rocking chair. I know it's a little dangerous for her, but it just amazes me to see her do it. She started doing this about 2 weeks ago. Well, I guess this week she got bored with just climbing up on the seat part, so now she likes to climb up and stand on the arm rests. Her daddy just about came unglued when he saw this! He quickly put his foot down and made her stop doing it (party pooper).

This video just tickles me to no end. Micah Claire was sitting in her favorite rocking chair and Shawn tossed a stuffed animal at her and she just lit up with laughter! The more he threw at her the harder she laughed. It's so cute, I had to share it.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Micah's Play date

Micah Claire had her first play date this week. On Monday, Georgia Kate came over and played for almost 2 hours. It was a rough start at first. Both girls wanted the same toy, which led to some tugging, screaming and big tears! But, then it was smoothing sailing after that. On Tuesday Micah started saying "bye bye!" Nana and daddy were super excited to hear it! I was too but I really wanted Momma to be her first words. (Maybe it will be her second word.) Micah Claire has her pictures at Dawn's next week. She has a cute lady bug dress and hat to wear, but she will not keep the hat on. So, every night we have been putting the hat on her; in hopes that she will get use to it by picture time. We are looking forward to a dry and warm weekend! This picture is from Micah Claire's nap this morning. When I went in to check on her I was shocked at how she was sleeping. And of course I had to take a picture of it.

(Don't you wish you were still this flexible)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Life use to be so simple and calm!

This has been another crazy week. I am starting to figure out that our life may never be simple and calm again. Since Micah Claire started crawling there has been no safe place for Harley to hide. This has led to Harley growling and even snapping at Micah. So, on Monday Harley left us and went to live with a great family. This family has a 4 year old little girl who loves and adores Harley. She called towards the end of the week to tell us that she and Harley are best friends & they sleep together every night! It's a relief to know that Harley's being loved and cared for. And, that she's finally getting the attention that we could no longer give her.

After a two month break from cutting teeth, Micah Claire is now trying to cut her top two teeth. So, as you can imagine she has not been a very happy camper. We are hoping these teeth come in faster and easier than the first two teeth did. Micah loves to watch Shawn and I brush our teeth; so this week we started letting her brush her own!

Well we made it a little over 7 months with out a big fall. But, on Thursday morning that all changed. I was getting ready for work, Shawn and Micah Claire were sleeping in the bed. I guess she woke with out making a sound. Then I heard her squeal (I assumed she was playing with her daddy). That squeal was followed by a loud thump and screaming. I ran into the room and Shawn jumped out of bed. We found Micah on the floor. It scared & upset all three of us. Even as bad as the fall was, it wasn't near as bad as it could have been. Luckily, she fell right between the night stand and her crib. All she was left with was a small bump on the top of her head (no black eye or bad scratches)!!!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

7 Months Old

I can't believe that Micah Claire is 7 months today. It seems like just yesterday I was meeting her for the first time. I wonder if you ever forget the events of that special day; like how your little angel sounded the first time you ever heard her cry. I hope to God that those sweet memories never fade. You tend to forget how lucky and blessed you are to be a parent till you meet a couple who has been trying for years to conceive; or a couple has just suffered a miscarriage. We have friends who are going through both situations and we want you to know that you all are in our daily prayers!

Today Micah Claire weighed 18# 3 oz and she's 27 1/2 inches long! She is just growing like a weed. We've had to buy a big girl car seat because she's too long for the infant car seat (imagine that). I know one day she'll enjoy being tall, but for right now it's hard for mom & dad to keep her in clothes that fit.

This week we started Micah on peaches and she actually liked them. I was shocked because she's not too big on fruits. This week she has started doing more exciting things. She can now stand on her own and balance for a few seconds, wave bye-bye, clap her hands, and do patty cake. If you ask her for a kiss she'll now give you a BIG open mouth kiss. But, you have to
be careful because sometimes she'll try and slip you the tongue!