Wednesday, August 27, 2008

1-2 step

all baby milestones are exciting, but there's something about a baby's first steps that make you smile from ear to ear and make your heart race with anticipation. micah took his first step last wednesday with his 'pacifier' in hand, and today he took 2 steps! of course micah gets most of the credit, but credit is also due to his daycare provider, beverly. she's so great at practicing walking with him. i'm so proud of him! it's such a joy to watch his chubby feet take those 1-2 steps!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


until he found his hands, micah enjoyed his soothie pacifier. it was great because that meant i wouldn't have to wean him off of it later on, but at the same time i wanted to have it help him sleep better at night just as it helped malia. he's been fine without one. instead of a pacifier, i just have to pack toys for him to bite on. but for a month now, we've noticed that he likes to continue to suck on his bottle long after he's finished his milk. he doesn't seem to want more milk, just wants to suck on his bottle. i've tried giving him the old pacifier and even other kinds, but he refuses, just wants the empty bottle. and it's funny because you can hear him just getting air. so i try not to let him do it too much, but he likes it. this week, i did a little experiment. since he still doesn't sleep continuously through the night, i left a clean bottle in his crib. when he woke up a couple of times and rolled around, he found the clean bottle, put it in his mouth for a bit, and fell back asleep. so i guess that's his pacifier? works for me. what a funny boy.

Friday, August 8, 2008

layered look

everyone that has come to the house has experienced a malia fashion show. this girl changes up to 10 times a day if we're at home all day. thank God she's not packing a bag of outfits to change into while we're out. she'll go through dresses, skirts, and princess dress up outfits. at first it was cute, but now i have to turn my head so she won't see me rolling my eyes when she's standing in front of the mirror and turning to view every angle of her outfit. i wanted to put a stop to the whole ordeal, but it's probably just a phase, and she seems to be developing her own sense of style, so who am i to stand in the way of that. this past week, it has escalated to another level. the dresses are now being layered, one dress on top of another, sometimes 3 dresses at once. i told her that no other girl wears 2 dresses at the same time. she seemed proud to be the first one to do it.

not a picture of her layered look, but the headband as a belt look