Micah is 3

Oh Buster, you are 3. You are such a ride. You love and dislike fiercely. You love the color green, Paw Patrol, your new "jet pack water gun", sweets, getting into mischief, lining up your stuffed animals just so before bedtime followed by three blankets in correct order, Bugs Bunny, your friends (Brah and "Bucket" and Grace...). 

You are people-oriented. Every night when we thank God for something, you almost always thank Him for people. I love that about you. You list those people and almost always list yourself and a few others multiple times..."Mom, Dad, Eli, Me, Haddie, Me, Mom, Daddy, Eli, and Me, Amen". 

When you're excited about doing something you have a little chant that I'm pretty sure you made up. It goes, "Oh yeah oh yeah, we can do this!" in the cutest voice. 

Your whole body feels it when you feel you're treated unfairly. 

Your two Bible sayings right now is "We can call Jesus God because Jesus is God" and "You and me an Eli and Daddy and Haddie, God made us from DUST". 

You have very expressive eyes and eyebrows. 

In public you are much more reserved and get embarrassed easily. When you're embarrassed you put your tongue in your cheek and try to hide. Sometimes it's after you've done something funny or cute and as soon as people react, you regret it.

By some miracle, you know your letters. 

You are very observant- especially with books- noticing the picture details that sometimes mommy overlooks.

You're fiercely independent and love to be able to make all the decisions. Once mommy figured out that it's best to let you get your own bowl and spoon for breakfast, our mornings have gone much smoother. If you're in charge of something, you're also very generous. 

At bedtime (or really anytime) when I say "I love you" you respond with "I love you way more" with your eyebrows lifted and bright eyes. We love you way more, Micah. You are such a joy to have a part of our family. We are thankful God saw fit that He would give you to us. We love YOU and we're excited to see what God has made you for. I have a feeling it will be ministering to His people somehow. 

Height 36" (10th percentile)
Weight 30.6# (40th percentile)
(Eli at 3)


Haddie is 1

Our sweet baby cakes, sugar pie, Haddie Joy is 1! I really can't believe it! In the last month she has started crawling and pulling-up and cruising the couch. She cut her top two teeth on Christmas day- no joke- she got her two front teeth for Christmas. :) Haddie also celebrated her first Christmas. She still isn't eating and in fact when she accidentally does eat, she ends up throwing up. We're going to a pediatric gi doctor soon as she also hasn't grown (in height a slightly in weight) since 9 months. 

Crusaders game!
We also took a family trip to KC mainly for Eli's birthday. We went to Legoland. It ended up being a very cold and snowy/icy but the crowds were much fewer than normal for the time of year, so that was nice. 
Crown Center


Just look at those baby legs!
Haddie continues to be a mama's girl, but has had some moments of sharing herself with others. :) She really is so much squish and love. I captured a pretty great picture of her rolls on her legs and bottom, but for her sake it will not be posted online. I assume she won't appreciate that in a few years. She is starting to get better at independent play. She got a few baby dolls and a tea set for her birthday that she is enjoying playing with them and is pretty possessive if brothers try to play too. 
Christmas cuteness!
She says dada and mama a lot and when she sees her baby dolls she says "da". She says "uh-oh", claps and waves hi and bye.

Aunt Estey Joy and Haddie Joy on Christmas Eve
Height- 26.5inches (0 percentile)
Weight- 17lb 10oz (20th percentile)

Wichert Cousins in Christmas jammies! Pete, Eli, Micah and Haddie.
Eli and Micah at 1 year.
Mommy and Haddie on Christmas morning before church.

Wertenberger cousins in cute girly jammies. Ellie, Megan, Leah, Haddie and Tynlee.

Birthday girl!

Haddie did not care for her cupcake. She touched the frosting and then threw up.