Monday, August 31, 2009

Bakersfield Weekend

We went down to Bakersfield this weekend and visited with Grandpa and Grammie Johnson. Saturday was the big day with a trip to CALM (California Living Museum) Zoo. At this zoo they only have plants and animals that have habitat areas within the state. For Micah it was a toss up between the roadrunner bird inside the tortoise exhibit and the goats at the farm animal area. He also really liked the porcupine since it was pretty active in climbing around in its cage. At the zoo we also took a short ride (5 minutes) on a miniature train that sat about twenty people. Lunch was at Luigi's and it was very tasty with lots going on in their busy dining room. The rest of the weekend was spent playing and relaxing around the house. Micah did very good on the car rides considering that we usually drive during nap time or after bedtime. It helped that Micah now likes Elmo and we brought along his DVD that he just loves right now. We also got a free ping-pong table from the neighbors (Monday night) so watch out for some fancy moves from Jill in the future.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Romanian Shirt

Well, you knew it would eventually come. Our little multicultural boy is sporting his Romanian shirt that he got from his Auntie who lives there. He loves being outside at his new house. When we say, "let's go outside," he says "ow-eee." This is his word for outside. He'll say it over and over until we get outside. We try not to say the word until we are ready, with shoes on, to head out. Once outside he is on the run. He's got things to do.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pool fence and of course more of Micah!

Part 1 of the pool fence is done. We have the mesh safety fence and gates around the flat concrete area of the pool. Next up will be getting wrought iron fencing to go around the back of the waterfall. After that some new colorful plants surrounding the back of the waterfall and we will be ready to relax in style and safety.

Micah is learning to use a spoon now. We still do not trust him with that many different foods so he might have to wait for mash potatos again. Our dog gets plenty of food just from him using his hands (the throwing over the edge at times does not help).
Cheap toys! Who knew that what babies like best are free things. So far the topping the play item list is: cool whip containers (great for stacking and knocking over), orange plastic cones for soccer, pine cones, plastic pipe, sticks and the occasional bug. He still loves his books and other toys but can be easily satisfied with all these other things too.

All time best item is water. Micah loves the dog dish, buckets on the lawn, sponges and buckets for washing cars, throwing rocks in grandma & grandpa Lee's pool, fountains (like the one below) and any type of puddle he can splash in. Unfortunately one time that puddle happen to be from our dog so we had a nice washup and change of clothes after that.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New House

Jill has been enjoying her pool and I have been trying to enjoy my projects and the yard. The house had basically been empty for about three years with the orig. owners staying some weekends to keep up the yard. Hopefully we have found out everything that needs fixing and can just enjoy it for awhile. We get our fence on Monday the 10th.

Backyard and back of the house.

Micah has started talking and says "hi", "ball", "cat" and "mumah". He is loving it here and is getting to know some of the neighbors with horses so he can pet them. At the rental house he loved going out and feeding the landlord's goats some weeds by the handful that we would pick from outside of the pen.
Jill starts teaching at school soon so we will also be working through a schedule change for both Jill & Micah. Micah is also been trying new foods and seems to like things based upon how messy they are. He had fun the first time he ate pasta with red sauce.


Well, I'm sad to say that we have lost our old blog. I quess I thought this was the internet and the blog would stay there forever. In our move to our new house we spent 2 months in a rental and had trouble getting internet there. So with no activity on the blog they dropped us. Just like that. So we have moved to a new blog. I actually started it way back when Micah was born because I didn't like the other blog site but couldn't convince Adam to switch over. So here we are with Micah's big move to his new house and to a new blog sight.