Saturday, January 31, 2009


My Child LOVES to talk on the phone. She usually has a house phone, a cell phone (or some random object that she turns into a phone) in her hands at all times. You can defiantly tell she's a southern girl the way she drags her hellllll-lowwwww out when she answers the phone. Some days she makes complete since while talking on the phone, and some days it just no stop gibberish (which is so dang funny)!

Micah Claire is still loving her sugar pie puppy. He has to go everywhere she goes.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Itzy Bitzy Spider

Last Saturday Emily had her 5th birthday party. Micah Claire had a great time running around with all the kids and she loved the Tinkerbell birthday cake! Her she is showing off her Tinkerbell wand.


Micah Claire has rekindled her love with her the Itzy Bitzy Spider CD. Here she is telling her daddy just which song to play!

Here's her spider working it's way up the web

Then down came the rain

And washed the spider out

Out popped the sun

So the itzy bitzy spider climbed up the spout again, YEA!
My child loves to be outside no matter how dang cold it is. I wish I could share her passion; but I just can't. Anything below 70 is too cold for me and I don't handle it well. ( Aunt Christie, we don't know why you choose to live in North Dakota where it's been -20 below zero)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sugar Pie Puppy

If you can't tell, Micah Claire just loves the new singing puppy that her Papaw Barry got her!

Friday, January 16, 2009

She finally stayed in the Nursery!!!!!!!!

Last Saturday was such a pretty & warm day that we just had to get out and play. Here is Micah Claire telling Bruce to Shh, Shh, Shh. My new camera has a wonderful settings for taking children's pictures and action shots. Even though I am still learning how to use it and what in the heck all the settings mean, I LOVE IT!

This child never uses the car door. She either climbs in threw the trunk or the side door. I guess she's watched a little too much Dukes of Hazzards, haha!

And it's no longer fun to climb up the ladder and slide down the normal way. No, No, now we have to climb up the slide and slide down on our belly.
If you've been reading our blog, you are very aware that we have had a terrible time trying to get M.C to stay in the church nursery. I worked in the nursery 2 times in November and 3 times in December just to see if that would help get her accustom to being in there. Last week we cut out our morning nap and started just having one big afternoon nap. So we didn't want to mess that new schedule up by letting her sleep in church last Sunday. We decided to let her (or pretty much make her stay in the nursery) no matter what. Of course we waited outside the door and heard her cry for a few minutes and then she stopped. So off we went to church, just the two of us. On our way into the service 2 people stopped and asked us where M.C was, which we found very funny. I kept waiting and waiting for my pager to go off but it never did. She stayed the ENTIRE SERVICE IN THE NURSERY!!!!!!!!!!! We couldn't believe. I am really hoping it wasn't a fluke and she will keep going and staying. Will see.........

Friday morning I was cleaning house and doing laundry. I knew it was awful quite in the house; which was my sign to go looking for my child. I couldn't' find her any where, I was almost at the point of shear panic. And then.... I heard a giggle as I walked by the laundry room. And this is what I found. It was so dang funny that I couldn't get mad at her and I just had to take a few pictures.

My dad came over Friday for his weekly visit and of course he just had to bring a present for Micah Claire. He got her a super cute puppy with ears that flop up and down and a tail that shakes as it sings Sugar Pie Honey Bunch. It's sooo cute.

Here is M.C trying to feed her Papaw some of her green beans
And then he feed him some dried fruit.
Micah Claire just loves her inflatable school bus and she really loves for Daddy or Momma to get in it with her. Her daddy has taught her how to throw balls at people when they walk into her room; it's a total ambush if your not ready for it.

This is a yellow ball that Daddy threw at me. Thank goodness I got out of the way just in time!

One of Micah Claire's favorite things to do is ride on Nana's pony. She's gotten so good that she can now hold her hands up in the air during the ride.

There was not a single tree anywhere on our 5.38 acres when we bought it. We are slowly but sure planting some each year. This is an apple tree that we plated last year just for Micah Claire. Maybe it will make apples some time in her life!
This child not only likes to be outside but she also LOVES to ride in her daddy's Rhino.
And now she's learned how to get the door open and climb inside all by herself. Yea. M.C. .... not really!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Christmas Pictures from Granny & Papa Cowarts

Micah Claire had a great Christmas at Granny and Papa Cowart's house. She also had a blast playing with all her cousins.

This is M.C's cousin Remi who is a about 3 months older than her. This picture is too cute; it's like they're are thoroughly examining each another.

They couldn't wait to get into all the presents!

I think Micah Claire wasn't wanting to be held. Apparently it tickled Aunt Stacy's funny bone!

Isn't this the cutest picture ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sweet Mommy Tears!

Before every meal we pray. We have really been trying to teach Micah Claire how to participate in prayer time. Our routine is: I say let’s pray and she say‘s okay. Then we try to get her to close her eyes and bow her head down. Sometimes I’ll peak at her during the prayer and usually she’s eating or looking at us like what are they doing. Well that all changed Monday night! I said are you ready to pray and she said YES! I said Micah Claire do you want to pray for us tonight and she said YES and then she closed her eyes and dropped her head down for about 5 seconds and the she lifted her head up and babbled something and went on eating. Of course we were in shock at what she had just done. I couldn’t help but shed a few tears (my husband thinks I’ve turned into the biggest softie ever). It was one of the most wonderful experiences have ever had as a mother! I thought maybe it was just a fluke but she's done it every night since!

In the last few weeks Micah Claire has really started trying to say Love You. At first it started out as wooooo you and it has progressed into bub you and now it' wuv you. It’s almost so dang cute that I don’t want her to learn how to really say it. Bedtime is still going GREAT! Micah Claire now let’s us know when she’s ready to go to bed; it’s amazing and wonderful and such a relief not to have to fight her to go to sleep. She gives us big bear hugs, sweet kisses, says wuv you and then yells out a big NIGHT NIGHT! Then she lays down and is asleep within seconds and sleeps for 10-12 hours (a mother’s dream)! I truly never thought these days would come, but I am SUPER glad they have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to brag on my husband a little. He way out did himself this year with my Christmas gifts. He somehow managed to keep a secret from me and surprised me with diamond earrings. And he also got me the big Nikon camera that I have drooling over for the last few months. It took me a day to even take it out of the box and another day to put it together by myself. I was soooo scared that I was going to mess it up and then be in trouble. But after 2 weeks of putting it together, using it and taking it apart all by myself, my confidence is slowing building up. This camera does so many dang things, it’s a little overwhelming. Slowly but surely I am learning how to use it and do some of the cool tricks it can do with pictures.

Micah Claire has gotten to try quite a few new foods this week.

Her she is trying guacamole. I was shocked that she loved it!

On Sunday Micah Claire turned 16 months old. So her daddy got her her very 1st ring pop. She loved it as you can tell. (Sure wished he would have picked a color that didn't stain so much!)

Lovely Blue Tongue

On Monday night she got to try her 1st taco salad. She pretty much picked through the lettuce and tomatoes and ate the cheese dip and chips.

For a bed time snack we gave her her very 1st Oreo Cookie. Of course her daddy just had to show how to properly eat an Oreo.

As you can tell, it only took her a bite to realize how good an Oreo really is.

Micah Claire is really starting to get the hang of the spoon thing.

She still makes a mess, but they're not near as big as the use to be!

Micah Claire's new favorite thing to do is floss. She thinks every time Momma flosses she has to floss too.

I am sure when the day comes that she needs to really start flossing, I won't be able to get her to do it.

Her she is taking a bubble bath and giving her Elmo a bath too!

I just love how my new camera can instantly turn my pictures into black and white!

I am super pumped to say that our summer vacation is officially booked! My entire family is going to Gulf Shores. I can't wait to lay on the beach and soak up some sun! My dad came over this morning and brought Micah Claire her very 1st Big Girl Barbie life jacket. I have ordered her two super cute two piece suits for the trip (of course her daddy thinks it should be one piece bathing suit, but that's why I didn't tell him about them until they were ordered, haha!) I really hope we can make the long road trip with M.C having any major fits or meltdowns.