Micah took so long to walk. He just liked being carried everywhere. He liked being the baby. He still does, I think. He was 17 1/2 months when he first started walking. This is his first birthday party. He loved the ribbons and bows on all the presents. They tasted pretty darn good.Mmmm....cake ain't so bad either.Micah is a little thumbsucker. Gets that from Mommy (I sucked mine until the fourth grade) He sure loves that cute little thumb!Here he is sitting in the stroller at one of Wes' volleyball tourneys. He's always such a good sport about it. He really likes to be out in the sunshine.
He has such a sweet, precious smile. It melts my heart every time.He loved sleeping on his tummy. Still does. Except now he creeps up to the corner of the crib.His first haircut. I was so sad to see all his long hair go. But Wes didn't like it and after all, he isn't a girl. So.....my best friend, Celest, came over and gave him a baby mohawk.
Micah turned 2 last month. I can't believe a month has already gone by. I didn't want to miss the chance to celebrate my little Micah and how much we all love him. So here goes....I found out I was pregnant with Micah when I had just had baby Kolton a few months earlier. Although the thought of having two little ones was a little overwhelming, we were absolutely tickled. Wes and his younger brother are 15 months apart, and we always wanted to have 2 kids close together like that, so it was a welcome surprise. Here is Micah with his Poppy (my dad). Since we were in Utah this time around, my parents were able to be there when he was born. Being pregnant with Micah was so different than being pregnant with Kolton. Kolton never quit moving. Ever. Micah hardly moved at all. I felt him move maybe 10 times or less during that pregnancy. I never really got used to it. But I did sleep a little better because of it. But now I realize that children are different from the moment they are conceived. Micah is such a mellow, easygoing kid. He definitely has 2-year-old energy. But not like Kolton. Here he is being initiated into the crew of kids right from the start. He was such a trooper. He's the best kids of all the kids at sharing. I think it's a combination of that sweet personality and learning to share from day one. I went into early labor with him at 35 1/2 weeks. Luckily, they were able to stop the labor and he stayed put until I was 39 weeks. My labor with him was so much better! I was an 8 1/2 when I got to the hospital and definitely feeling it. But they quickly gave me a spinal so I wouldn't have to wait for the epidural to kick in and I was able to relax and enjoy giving birth rather than screaming through it like I did with Kolton. He came out in 2 contractions an hour and a half after we arrived at the hospital. He was 8 lbs. 2 oz. He had even more hair than Kolton. The nurses loved him, he was so good-natured. They loved playing with his hair and took every opportunity to take him so they could play with it and style it. So lucky for him, he got extra good care because he was so adorable. :) Here's Micah and Kolton's first meeting. How sweet...I feel bad because I don't remember as much with Micah. It was all such a blur. Wes was still in school, we moved to our house, and I had a one-year-old. But I also think part of that was that he just went along with whatever was going on. He was just happy being with everyone, observing everything going on around him.
More of that adorable smile I love.
Where there's a ball, Micah will be there also....
Micah is Wes' twin. I had to laugh when I saw this picture. My two handsome boys.
I can't even begin to describe how much we love and enjoy this sweet, precious spirit. He adds so much life and joy into our home. I love hearing his squeals of delight when he wakes up every morning. I love the way he has to kiss everyone he meets. I love the way he snuggles when I tuck him in bed at night, and how he blows kisses every chance he gets. And candles. One of his favorite things to do is pretend to blow out candles. All the time. Seriously. It's hilarious. He also has a hidden talent. He can whistle. Yup. He's been able to whistle for months. I still have to laugh when I see it! He's such a little jewel. I love his bog heart and the way he hugs, kisses, shares, and genuinely cares and loves others. Especially Kolton. They are definitely brothers and best friends. We are all so blessed to have this sweet little bundle of joy in our home. Happy Birthday Micah! We love you!