Sunday, February 21, 2010


Well, its been a long slow cold month, considering it isn't even over. Adam's been working a crazy schedule that requires waking up at 3:30 am and sometime not getting home unil 7 pm, and I just learned today that his schedule for 5 weeks after spring break is going to be even worse, leaving me to do both the daycare drop-off and pick-up. I've been nursing a sore back for the last month, too, making it painful for me to lift this increasingly heavy little boy, and especially gett in and out of the car. But things are looking up; looks like Micah will be walking in no time:

It was snowing today; a nice light snow that would have made for lovely cross-country skiing, if my back had been up for it. At least we got out for a walk. We haven't really taken Micah outside much this winter. He's had a cough on and off for the last few weeks, and quite honestly it seemed easier to just hang out with him inside. But it was fun to take him out; he's such a serious guy! Just looked around, taking in the new sites, the snowflakes, the cheek-numbing temperature. Here's my new favorite pic of both my boys.

Last thursday was "crazy hair" day for the older kids at Micah's daycare, but when he woke up, he had crazy hair and begged me to let him go to school that way. Can't argue with a guy sporting a fauxhalk, can I???
One more fauxhalk picture.
I resisted the urge to take more "messy face from new foods" photo, but we're all slowly getting the hang of solid foods. Micah's repetoire now includes: sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, brocolli, green beans, peas, avocado, yogurt, bananas, and peaches (not in season so I'm dicing up frozen organic peaches which aren't very sweet.) Next up this week: silken tofu and then potatoes. So far he doesn't not like anything; just seems to take it all in stride. One thing he really seems to love: water! We live in a very dry climate, but it is easy to forget that babies need water as much as grown-ups do.
Sign language for water: thumb holds down pinkie and first three fingers held up to the lips. Today I had a fun sign language surprise. I've been doing "all done" when feeding Micah (hands held up chest level and waved to show front and back), and today when I did that, he held his own hands up and looked at them. Probably means nothing, but it was a nice positive reinforcement for me to remember to keep using signs.


  1. Wow the pic of Adam and Micah is so gorgeous - and intense. What a handsome pair - eye candy at Steph's house!

    He is just beautiful!!!

  2. Micah is SO gorgeous, and SO grown up. Where's the photos of mums new hair do and sparkly earrings??

  3. He is such a cute baby, u guys must be having a blast. Yeah, the east coast is not gonna see any warm summy days any time soon...ah.

  4. Vat a mensch! If we had shiksas we'd have to talk fer sure!
    Haven't tried avocado yet - cant find any decent ones even at Trader Joe's - nor have we tried yogurt. I thought yogurt, cheese & soy was 8months+ ?? Oh you frontier mountain people, always bucking the rules! LOL
    We also add a serving or two of prunes each week as it helps to keep things "moving along". Seems to work, the next day they always seem to clean out and they love the sweetness of the California dried prunes.
    The next crisis for us is meat or no meat. Both Chris and I are vegetarians so this is going to be interesting trying to find some balance between the competing dietary needs.

  5. OMG - those blue eyes! Absolutely adorable.

  6. Oh, he is as cute as a button!!! What a gorgeous kid, Steph. xxx

  7. Keep up those signs!! I bet he was signing back at you! It helped so much with our kids! Cute pictures! Sorry about your back.....