Micah - 2 1/2

This post is going to have a lot of pictures because this boy can not be summed up with words alone. He is so much. So much fun, work, sweet, independent, dependent, ornery, shy, loud, naughty, sweet, loving, caring, naughty, thoughtful, life of the party (if he decides he wants to be), fun, fun, fun. 

This outfit was my brothers when they were little. Micah loved modeling it. :)

This boy. He has my heart. He is so naughty sometimes. And so independent "no I not need you, I do it myself". And in the next breath, he wants me to hold me and carry him like a baby. He always thinks of others- if he gets a snack he wants one for her brother and for Grace (his best girl friend). He plays well with others and he and Eli love to play pretend things (puppies, house, hotel, etc). 

If I had to name a mantra for Micah it would be "don't ask for permission, ask for forgiveness". Eli is almost the exact opposite. It's really quite comical. Eli "Mom, Micah brought me a piece of gum, is it okay if I chew it? Did you say we could have some?" 

These two are best brothers (not buds or friends because they are brothers). 

When he's unsure of himself or proud of himself he puts his tongue on the inside of his lip and moves it around. I wish I could capture it for you, but just trust me, it's the cutest. 
He likes an audience. At church he showed a table of ladies his "cool tricks". He puts two chairs back-to-back and stands on the bottom bars. They clapped for him and he was SO proud of himself. 

He cares so much for his little sister. He just adores her. Hugs and kisses and hi-fives for days.

He has become quite the talker the last few months. He knows all his colors. He likes to count "fifteen, seven, eight, fourteen". He likes to cut and color too. He's starting to recognize a few letters. It's fun to see him learn. 

Someone found the selfie button and was pretty proud of himself.

At night, Micah sleeps with 3 blankets and 2 stuffed animals and a random assortment of other things. He loves to have his bottom patted as he tries to go to sleep. He will come to the top of the stairs after "goodnights" have been given and say "mommy, you pat me and you scratch Eli please mom you pat me and you scratch Eli please mom". I rarely get out of that one, because it's just so darn sweet. When their clock turns green in the morning, that means they can get out of bed. I'm pretty sure the neighbors can hear him announce to the world that "ours clock is GREEEEEEEN". 

Messy messy messy

He makes us laugh all the time. He's just hilarious. When he's in trouble, it's really tough to keep my "mom face" on. He usually does something to make me want to laugh. 

I kiss this face all day. He's just so cute.
 His "favorites" are green and giraffes. "My fav green. My fav giraffs. Yai-yai fav blue and Yai-yai fav lion". 

He has no idea he's only 2. This was at the state fair. He was listening to the cotton demonstration. He thinks he's 5 at least.

Waiting for his daddy.

At Dad's office.

After they watched an episode of AFV, they thought they were so funny.

Whenever Haddie gets up from her nap or bed, Micah goes right up to her face and says "Haddie Joy, you have a good rest?" And then gives her a hug. For the longest time he called his sister "HadJoy" but has added the second syllable. 

Crusaders Crusaders, BHS!

At the Sedgwick Co Zoo with Aunt Estey- his favorite is the giraffe.

He's big and tough until he has to walk home from church. Daddy always has to carry him.

He loves the "hooball CHIEFS".

Buhler Frolic parade- I love this one. :)

His best friends- Grace and Eli.

Caught frosting-handed.

Cousins Kyson and Tynlee on a beautiful October day in Sabetha.

Reading books with Grandma Wertenberger.

Haddie- 9 months

 This little sweet heart is 9 months old! She is such a delight and is really made some gains this month. She is now sporting 2 bottom teeth and she has started to crawl. She likes to babble and likes to be with mama. You wouldn't be able to tell by her healthy rolls, but she will not eat food. Micah went through this too, but ended up eating table food pretty well. Not miss Haddie. She gags when she sees the spoon coming towards her. If I cut up food she will play with it but if she gets it in her mouth, she spits it out. If she accidentally swallows it, she'll throw it up. She just knows what she wants, I guess. :)

 Haddie has been to several football games - Buhler Crusaders, Remington Broncos, and Sabetha Bluejays. (We start them young). :)

This smile cracks me up.
Girlfriend is a HOMEBODY! She doesn't seem to mind being elsewhere, but as soon as we get home from being away she is so happy. She'll just roll around on the carpet and be the most content baby you've ever seen. 

Haddie continues to be a great sleeper. She sleeps with her little "lovie" I made her. She sleeps from 8-7, takes a little morning nap, and a long afternoon nap (1-4). If she has her lovie she does pretty well in the nursery now (thank goodness)! 

Height- 26.5" (15th percentile)
Weight- 17# (27th percentile)

Eli and Micah at 9 months.

Love this little sweetie!