Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Junkie

I confess to being a Christmas Junkie. If it were socially acceptable I would listen to Christmas music all year. That is why I just finished floofing our fake Christmas tree. That's right, I put up our tree before Thanksgiving. I can't help it! I love this time of year. I love the cold, the lights, the aforementioned music, and everything else. I'm not sure why. I don't have any one strong memory of Christmas time just that it was a happy time for all of us.

So, for all of you closet Christmas junkies out there, you have company. I'm going to go sit by the tree now.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Second Week Stories

Micah is now 2 weeks old. I can't believe it. I feel like I have known him forever. It's amazing how such a tiny baby can be such a perfect fit with our family. David so loves his little brother and I love watching that grow.

So here are few of the things that happened this past week. Sorry, no pics again. Our computer is a little sick and tired and we haven't had time to get our digital pics on a disc yet. Patience everyone.

Anyway - last Sunday we took all 3 kids shopping for much needed clothes and shoes. It was a nightmare. Everyone acted badly (mommy and daddy included) except Micah. Rae started screaming in Wal-Mart and wouldn't stop. David did everything he could do to act crazy and Chuck and I shouted like both of our kids were deaf. Sigh....It was rough. In Chuck's words, "I am running my underwear up the flag pole. I surrender." Uh-uh. No way buddy. If anybody around here gets to quit it's me.

Micah has started waking up only once at night. Praise be to God.

I started the Love Dare book from the movie Fireproof over a week ago. It's really transformational. It really is. More on that at a later time.

I asked David to kiss Micah's hiney tonight. (Oh calm down. It was diapered and clothed.) It's just so cute when they have it all stuck out. He told me no way. "That's a private part." Well, at least my messages are getting through. There's hope.

Rae held Micah for the first time the other night. True, she started crying as soon as she touched him but we're making progress. At least she touched him!

I'm going to have ice cream before nursing Micah one last time tonight. I know I know. Don't judge. IT does have fruit in it!

Friday, November 7, 2008

First Week Funnies

Well, Micah has been here a week and he is such a sweet baby. Thank you Jeannie and Hannah for posting that first day for me. I'm still not crazy about the idea of sitting at the computer for long stretches of time so there are no pics today. Soon though. Maybe this weekend.

I have had some really funny things to laugh at this week and thought I would share a few of them.

David luuuuvs his new brother and can be heard singing the lullaby song to him at any given moment. Of course, he makes up his own words. Chuck heard him singing, "Lullaby and good night, I wish you could play with me but you ca-ant."

One night. late late in the evening (or was it early in the morning?) I was feeding Micah and noticed how cold his little foot was. After nursing him his foot was still cold and I thought I would check to see if the other one was. I thought his foot was tucked into his gown. Not so. He had wiggled it into his diaper! His whole foot up to his ankle was stuffed in his diaper. I laughed so hard I started to get those hysterical tears. It was the funniest thing I have ever seen.

Okay, now he's crying my name and I have to go. I'll update again soon.