A glimpse into our crazy life

Micah’s 11th month September 19, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — emilyandfrank @ 4:13 pm

11 months
This 11-month old refuses to lay still for pictures- he kept either rolling over or hugging Hugsby so this is as good as its going to get! Here are some highlights from Micah’s 11th month…
11 months_2
Tooth #6 arrived this month so now he has 4 teeth on top and 2 on bottom.
book on head
He gets into everything!! His new nickname is Samson because he is ridiculously strong for a baby and likes to break things- he’s like a superhero who can’t control his powers yet. So far, he’s broken several door stops, the knob off of a cabinet, and the mobile off of the crib! He also enjoys emptying bookcases of their contents and dumping all of the Duplo blocks all over the living room.
But who can stay angry at this cute face??
pulling up
Micah’s still cruising along the furniture and has stood on his own for a second or two. He can climb the entire flight of stairs, but doesn’t seem to care about the getting down part.
He’s doubled his sign language repertoire by learning the sign for “all done”. But his favorite thing is waving to people. He does it all day long and it has made him the most popular baby at daycare, church and the grocery store since no one can resist his cute little wave.
laying on hugsby
Just recently, he has started to snuggle with stuffed animals by laying on top of them and going “ahhh”. Alaina and I crack up everytime he does it!
playing in pjs
His new favorite activity at home is pulling all of the pajamas out of Alaina’s dresser. He does it almost every night while Alaina gets ready for bed!


‘Til the cows come home

Filed under: Uncategorized — emilyandfrank @ 3:53 pm

Over Labor Day weekend, the kids and I went up to Michigan for a long weekend while my dad was also visiting the Caseys. (Poor Frank was on a trip with the volleyball trip) It was a beautiful weekend so we spent a lot of time outside- playing on the swing set or at the park, going for jogs and walks, and enjoying almost every meal out on the deck.

liz and micah swing

Have you ever heard of Gaga Ball? Me neither until Elizabeth and Connor taught us how to play at this park that has a gaga pit.

ga ga ball

The kids also enjoyed some quality time with Grandpa.

story time with gpa

micah and gpa

The big outing for the weekend was to an area dairy farm. It’s still a family-run operation, but you can see the cows get milked (which just reminded me of the state fair), walk around the barns and see the baby cows, pigs, rabbits, etc., and enjoy some ice cream made from their cows’ milk.

dairy farm

The best part was when Micah got licked by a cow while they were waiting to go into the milking barn! He thought it was hilarious! He was given the nickname “Micah Moo” several months ago back when our friend Angie was babysitting him and it has stuck so it seemed like the cows were accepting him into their tribe. :)

micah cow lick

dairy farm truck