Tuesday, November 10, 2009

18 months

Well, it's a bit past 18 months but I still want to update you on what Micah is up to. Micah is full of energy and always on the go. He loves being outside so we spend as much time as we can out there. Luckily we have a lot of property that always has work to be done on it. One of his favorite things is getting rides in the wheelbarrow as he's helping dad with the leaves. He loves cars, trucks, and anything that goes. His latest love is airplanes. He has been pretending to be one by holding up his arms and zooming around the house. He tries to make the noise his dad taught him, which I can't seem to master. I think it is a guy thing. He also likes to use his spoon as an airplane. Not with food on it, but just playing around. Which brings me to another subject. We are revisiting our difficult behavior when eating(around 9 months was super difficult). Maybe this will be a short phase. He really loves birds and will laugh so hard when he sees them. I can't really say he knows a lot of words but he does have ones that he uses all the time. "Cuck" is truck, elmo, bird, plane, please. He's really good at this last one, unfortunately he thinks that he should get everything he wants when he say please. Well, I'm sure you've heard enough. Life with a 18 month old is busy and we rarely sit down, but it's lot's of fun.

More random things

Micah loves to point and look at all kinds of birds. Birds on TV, in books, flying in the sky, sitting on the telephone wires. Birds, birds, birds! Halloween morning we got a big suprise with one of the chickens from next door at our house. Micah points at it through the window. So we asked him if he would "like to go outside?" Of course he does and runs for the door. He got to walk around with the chicken for about five minutes or so.
After being a little scared of the rooster, he decides to try and poke it with a stick or something. The chicken was not the biggest fan and backed off. Playtime ended when our dog Sammie came outside and wanted to chase the rooster. It ran through the fence. However, a few days later the rooster was back but in the back yard and Sammie chased it some more and got some feathers. The chicken flew home and hasn't been back.

Micah loves riding in wheelbarrows and was able to share the fun with his cousin Tanner. Uncle Jay did a great job pushing them around the yard so we could get a picture. If the wheelbarrow is full of leaves Micah will sit with his hands in his lap until they are dumped out and then get back in and hold onto the sides only when it is empty.

Grammie and Grandpa Johnson came up to visit for bit last Sunday. Tanner and Micah are coloring with Grammie while waiting for lunch.

Monday, November 2, 2009


We started off the Halloween season by visiting the pumpkin patch. Micah wasn't too excited about about the pumpkins though. We tried having him hold a small pumpkin but he kept throwing it on the ground. After breaking a couple stems we decided we should probably stop.

Micah did love the hay bale maze. He liked being chased through it.
On Halloween Micah went as a dragon. I was actually surprized that he wore it all night. You know how halloween can be. Hot?? Cold?? Who knows. It was a bit warm early in the evening but he was fine in his warm costume. We went to our church carnival. Micah's favorite part was running around with his buddy Jeremy on the bounce thing. Not the one picture behind him in this picture. This one he didn't want anything to do with.

After the carnival we went trick-or-treating with some friends. We only went to a few houses and most of them Micah thought he should be going inside. I had to take the candy out of his basket right when he got it so that he wouldn't lose it. It really was a lot of work. Maybe next year will be more fun when he actually eats candy.