Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Christmas Story

For those of you who have followed this blog for the last year I'm sure you have been dying to know what Tanner(cousin) and Micah will be in the Christmas story this year. For those of you new to this blog let me just recap for you. Last year Tanner and Micah, as pictured below, were Mary and Joseph. They sat so nicely in the backdrop and wore their costumes. All this was done while we read the Christmas story. Let me also remind everyone that this could only be dreamed up from Rita Johnson. So without further adieu,
I give you angels. Now, you will not find any pictures of the cousins together. They never stood still and they definitly did not stand anywhere near the backdrop. Yes, Micah is wearing tights. He really didn't seem to mind these. As you noticed he is happy in this picture. He just got everything on.
And then he realized that he had these crazy things on his back. He started turning and grabbing and wanting them off. But we didn't take them off because there was more to the costume.

And that was this halo thing. He absolutely did not like this. Now he's had the costume on maybe 4 minutes. He wants it off NOW! This is right about when we start reading the Christmas story. So then we start taking the costume off and calming him down.

Tanner, on the other hand, was a perfect angel.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Beach Trip

I have been bugging Adam since Summer to go to the beach. Well, it's December and we finally went. We went to Cambria with Jill's family. Micah had a blast! He loved throwing rocks in the water, watching the birds, and digging in the sand. He was also facinated by the elephant seals. The weekend was cold and raining most of the time but during the breaks we headed to the beach to have fun.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Tree Time

Getting the Christmas Tree is always fun to do. Having a toddler along is even better. This year we tried going to a fairly new cut your own tree place in Auberry. They planted their trees about 8 years ago and have a few more years before the fir trees might be big enough. Micah did enjoy walking around. In addition to the trees they had a little gift shop shed along with free hot chocolate and coffee. The dog and cat were wandering around too since it is family run, with the house on the hillside above the trees.

Fortunately for us they also had a small supply of pre-cut fir trees to choose from after not finding one while walking around. They had a beautiful looking one out so we got that one. We picked up Auntie Jenny on the way home in Fresno for a week of fun with Micah.
On Sunday we tried to get pictures of Micah with the tree before and after church, with and without toys, the cat, the dog and other people. Definitely not a cooperative photo day. We did get a few good ones and funny ones. Below, Micah is actually taking off the ornament and not putting it on and the last picture is one we tried with the cat that had everyone laughing.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Light Parade

This year we decided to try out the Clovis Light Parade. It was a hit! It was also pretty cold. But Micah really enjoyed it. He sat in my lap for over a hour watching everything go by. It really helped that almost the entire parade was trucks and horses. 2 of Micah's favorite things. Throw in a couple bands to "dance" to and it was perfect. This started off our week of fun that we are having while my sister Jenny is home from Romania and staying with us.