we missed out on the pumpkin station last year due to the fires and sickness, so malia was looking forward to going this year. i have such a bad memory, but sometimes i remember that it's great to take the kids photos with the same pose every now and then to see how much they've changed. here's malia with her pumpkin today...
compared to 2005's visit...
why do they grow so fast?
it was micah & joelle's first visit. micah enjoyed walking around, but didn't really want to pose with the pumpkins. and again, hard to get a group shot, so there isn't one.
micah had his 1st year check up today. he got measured, weighed, and then it was off for the blood test. i remembered this one, they prick their finger. that didn't bother micah. it was when the nurse told me he didn't bleed very well and proceeded to try to squeeze the blood from his finger that it all went downhill. micah screamed at the top of his lungs, screamed my name, screamed "owie"", and even tried to push the nurse off of him. i felt so bad, i was even in tears. oh yeah, i forgot to mention that my brave little helper malia chickened out right before they pricked his finger and said, "i can't watch, i'm out of here." when micah finally gave enough blood, i found malia chatting with dr garcia as we headed back to the exam room. when dr garcia came in, micah had a look of fear on his face, but was okay as long as i was holding him. of course malia was talking throughout the exam. then it was time for the immunizations and the flu shot. so he got poked 4 more times after the finger prick. once again, brave malia turned into a chicken. she couldn't leave the room this time, so instead she covered her eyes and mumbled to herself. and poor micah was screaming again. it only took a few minutes to calm him down afterward and he was back to his baby talk. then malia announced that she was ready for her sticker and lollipop as if she had gone through the whole ordeal. what a girl. micah was just happy to get home and roam around, same happy boy. i think i'm the one traumatized by the visit.
micah got his 1st haircut today at pigtails & crewcuts.
this is the before picture. notice his hair touches the bottom of his ears. we call him a lion when he wakes up in the morning because it's everywhere.
this is during the haircut. he did really well, only wanted to see where the noise was coming from. the animal crackers they gave us helped him stay put. and he enjoyed driving his racecar for a little while.
the after picture. wait, who is this little boy?
today was also m&m's 1st visit to see their cousin joelle. joelle is 2weeks old now, but since we had germies, we weren't able to visit her until now. malia was so excited to be able to hold her, she practiced with her dolls all morning. we attempted to get all the kids to take a picture but that didn't happen since the 2 boys don't stay still. but the 2 girls are just sweet. i'm sure they'll grow up like sisters.
micah got a little taste of regular cow's milk mixed in with his formula this morning. 30 minutes later he threw it all up and then broke out into hives. thank goodness for benadryl. hopefully he grows out of it. so he'll remain a soy boy for now.