Monday, September 15, 2014

Micaiah Update-September

We are totally ignoring the fact that August was so busy & I didn't do a post on either child.  :(  Sad times.

Fun Facts:
~He totally acts like a big boy these days.
~Has started singing parts of songs. When we were doing fruit of the spirit with Hannah Kate, he would always sing "control" at the end of the song (self-control).
~He wants to hold hands during prayers.
~He likes to "ump!" (jump)
~He did amazing at PTP.  We took books for him, but he did better just sitting in Wesley's lap with his paci.  He was really, really good!
~He is learning more about obeying-at least he is verbalizing it better now.  I can ask, "What did Mommy say?" & he will reply, "No no" & stop whatever it was.
~His most recent Bible lesson in class & at home was the birth of Jesus.  He loved to talk about "JOSEPH!" & put the felt pieces on our storyboard at home.  He would tell the story like this:
Mary & (JOSEPH) went to Bethlehem.  When they got there, the innkeeper said, (NO ROOM!), & they stayed in a (BARN). They had Baby (JESUS!) & Mary laid him in a (ANGER) manger. He also loved to rock & kiss the Baby Jesus felt piece.  So sweet!
~We are now working on his first memory verse-Genesis 1:1.

Food Fun:
~He's still super picky.
~He started eating ham again last week at lunch.  He asked for it & ate it!
~He loves applesauce as of last week.  He ate a huge jar of it in about three days!  He calls it "psauce," & brings a bowl & spoon when he wants some.  He points to the bowl & says "psauce 'nere!" (sauce in there)
~He loves Papa's cinnamon rolls.  So much, in fact, that he "calls" Papa on the phone & says, "Papa! Rolls!" 
~He loves KidSing & wants to sit on the pew with the big kids.  He even yells out answers! 
~He can sing parts of Jesus Loves Me, Trust & Obey, & There is a Habitation
~He said his first two word phrase on September 2, "No, Bell!" (she smelled of the power tractor outside!)  Two weeks later, he said his first three word phrase, "in it bowl!"
~He starting sleeping in a toddler bed on September 1st (the day he learned to use Hannah Kate's bed to climb into his crib!)
~He is a big helper! 

Things Micaiah LOVES:
~Mr. Jeff swinging him after worship.
~Tractors, trucks, & trains!  He loves to hook the tractors up to the wagons too.  He gets incredibly frustrated if they will not stay together.
~Playing outside, riding on the tractor, "bike," or four wheeler (he is a good driver too!), backpacks, shoes, chasing chickens, loving on Bell, playing with dolls, the kitchen set, & a little china chicken tea set!  Seriously!  He loves it & he gives everyone a drink & makes drinking noises.
~Patting my belly & saying "baby" or "Gace!"
~Bible class
~Watching videos/movies
~Reading books-His favorites are Little Blue Truck & Eight Silly Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
~His paci....or better yet... THREE pacis.

Things Micaiah Does Not Love:
~When his truck/tractor/wagon doesn't stay the way he wants......this causes huge fits.  Sad times!
~Trying new foods!
~Coming in from outside

~please, day 

Words: (these are just "newer" words he now says)
~'nere (in there), pad (iPad), paci, Hey man! (Mr. Chris said that to him once at PTP & he thought it was hilarious.....he would yell it at Chris anytime he saw him & called Chris "Hey man" after that), Robert! (Robert Hatfield-we listen to his podcasts & they stayed with us at PTP), cream (ice cream), psauce, no nanks (thanks-after three weeks of practicing to avoid telling Mommy & Daddy no!), truck, Kate, diaper, wipe, poop, pee pee, water, nicken (chicken), doodle doo (rooster), sorse (horse), pig, cow, dog, cat, backpack, Bible, Jean (Melva Jean), Maggie, Mollie, Jana, pwease, thank you (says it without being told!), hair, toes, belly, bath, movie, Chelle (Mrs Michelle), Matt Matt, kiss, bed, nin (again), wowor (color), seat, eat, fork, poon (spoon), up (cover up), nack (snack), help, phone, bye bye, yay, cheese, room, ham, tea, sandwich, bike, okay, ride, love you, shoes, boots, Crocs

Hannah Kate Update-September

We are totally ignoring the fact that August was so busy & I didn't do a post on either child.  :(  Sad times.

Clothing Size: 3T bottoms, some 4T tops
Shoe Size: 9
Weight: 33.5 lbs
Height: almost 3 ft tall (she wanted to be weighed & measured at my last OB appointment)

Favorite sayings:  "Mommy, I wove you," "I changed back to Hannah Kate," "That is not appropriate," "Don't look!" "What ma'am?" "Bread my/your hair (braid)," "extracise" (exercise), "wet cheese sandwich" (grilled cheese), "sparkling" (sprinkling), "Heaven water" (baptistry)

~She can now write a beautiful letter H!  One day, she asked me to help her & they were all terrible.  The next day she started doing it on her own & she wrote 70+ perfect ones.  :)  She also likes to write other letters...O Q ..... the other day she wrote a B.
~She likes to name who is in everyone's belly. Somedays she says boys don't have babies in their bellies & somedays she says they do.  Daddy's is "Samson," Micaiah's is "David," & her's is "Queen Esther."  Most of the time, "Queen Esther" is now out of her belly.
~She is ALL about modesty these days.  Her newest sayings are, "That's not appropriate," when referring to someone's immodest dress or even if someone in our house is changing clothes!  She also yells, "Don't look," if she is trying to change clothes or use the potty.
~She is terrified of bugs & crabs. One night, she had a bad dream & was screaming. Apparently, it was about crabs. Later that night, she was screaming for me again. I went in her room & she had her head covered with her blanket. There was a red diaper package on the dresser--she thought it was a crab! 
~She loves, loves, loves pretending to be other people.  It's always someone she knows or a character from a book or movie.  She usually renames everyone else at home too & wants us to refer to each other by those names.  She gets really upset if I do not call Micaiah by the name she has chosen for him for the moment!
~She did much better at PTP this year.  She screamed & cried & it took two teachers to pull her off of me the first two times I left her in child care.  That was NOT fun.  After that, she heard me saying that Karlee ran right in & started playing with a doll.  She said she would pretend to be Karlee because "Karlee goes to class without crying!"  The first time after that, she cried all the way to the child care area.  When we got there, I called her Karlee.  She hopped of the stroller, opened the door & ran right in.  No tears!  When I picked her up, her teacher said, "ummmm, she said she's pretending to be Karlee & we are supposed to call her Karlee."  Too funny.  She did that for the rest of the week.  On the last day, I picked her up & her teacher gave me a little framed paper where they asked her questions about her daddy.  I laughed hysterically when I read the first line, "My daddy's name is Kyle."  Her teacher said, "That's not even his name is it?!" Every other question was answered correctly about Wesley though :)  She even introduced herself as "Karlee" to people at PTP when they would ask her name!  I finally got her to understand to say, "My name is Hannah Kate, but I'm pretending to be......"
~She has been super sweet & motherly lately. Most times when she wakes up, she comes out of her room with a baby doll swaddled in a blanket.  So sweet.
~She talks....a LOT lately!
~Her favorite foods are: peanut butter sandwich (no jelly!), cheese & crackers, strawberries with whipped cream, any sweet food, chocolate chip bagels, peanut butter on a spoon or knife.
~She loves "lip plastic" or "lip flops" (chapstick/lip gloss)
~She recently learned John 3:16 as her memory verse & is now working on Romans 8:28.

Pictures from Sarah Grace's baby shower

 "Karlee" with the real Karlee :)

 She insisted on taking her "ear mups" to PTP so she could be like Mr. Robert & Mr. Chris (TLN)
 with her PTP child care teacher
 Mr. Kyle & "Karlee"
She LOVES her "lip plastic" or "lip flops"
 Eating peanut butter on a spoon

Hannah Kate Update (from July--evidently it didn't post)

I kept putting this off because I wanted to take pictures, but I am going to go ahead & post.  Hannah Kate is acting & looking like such a big girl these days.  It's bittersweet!

Clothing Size: 3T bottoms, some 4T tops
Shoe Size: 9
Weight: 33 lbs

Favorite sayings: "unbuckle me up," "buckle me not up," wittle bit while," "it's hard to wait," "macamoni," "come out of there, ninja!" (I have no idea where the come out of there part came from, but I called Micaiah a ninja once & she has not forgotten it!), "I will change my mind if I want it."

~She memorized Isaiah 41:13 & calls it her "protecting verse" or "not scared verse."  Yesterday, she overheard me tell Wesley that I read a blog post online & cried a lot over it.  She immediately said, "Mommy, did you say my "not scared verse?!" It was the sweetest thing.
~She has started "taking notes" during the sermon.  This term is used VERY loosely.  :)  She is supposed to listen for key words & color a box when she hears them.  Some days she does awesome & some days she doesn't.  She always ends up with scribble marks over the entire paper.
~She wanted to write her name last week ....... that was painful!  Even with me holding her hand, she had a hard time.  Of course, that was probably the first time she's ever done it!
~She skips about one nap a week.  Her body NEEDS rest!  After the first few skipped naps, she was up each night at midnight screaming because her legs were cramping.  We've learned to fill her full of orange juice from the time "nap" time is over until bed time if she skips a nap.
~She loves to pretend to be other people.  Everyday she is someone different. She usually tells me who Micaiah & I are too.  She gets quite upset if I do not call everyone by the correct name.  We've had to discuss how she has to obey, even if I call her by her name when she is "Princess Ana" or "Ryder" or whoever!  I also had to explain that she can call Micaiah whoever she wants him to be, but I am not going to call him that because he is too little to understand.....& I don't want him to have a personality complex!
~She LOVES jewelry! A LOT!
~She is a big time mama's girl lately.  If I go anywhere without her, she says, "Why did you leave me?!"  Last night at 11:30 (she had been in bed since 10), she called me in her room. She had tears in her eyes & was trying not to cry. She grabbed my face with both hands & said, "Mommy, I do not want to go to Nana's when Dr. Collins cuts your belly all up!"  I explained that I was not going to the hospital the next morning, just for an appointment & would be back soon. She grabbed my neck & said, "I weally don't want to be weft awone wifout you!"  It was pitiful.  We are praying hard that she & Micaiah will handle being without us well while we are at the hospital.  I am very nervous about that!
~She has been to the doctor with me several times & each time Dr. C listens to Sarah Grace's heartbeat with the doppler, Hannah Kate says, "Good job, Mommy! You're not even crying!" 
~She LOVES going to Bible class & taking her backpack with her Bible in it.  This week, she received a "big girl Bible" from us because she recited the current KidSing card to an elder.  So far, only four kids have done this-she is the first girl & the youngest one.  We are so proud of her!

Granna & Pa

Fun times with Granna & Pa this weekend! 

NICU Nurse Day

Happy NICU Nurse Day to our favorite nurses!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mommy, can you be Hannah Kate & climb in the back? I'll hold your belly so Sarah Grace won't fall out!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Who is hk?

Hk loves to pretend to be other people. It can change about every 5 minutes! This morning she was "Mommy." I heard a lot of "I'm the boss so I'm the boss," "Don't do that or I will spank you," "Here I'm the mommy so I am going to put your clothes on you ." Either she was on a power trip or she thinks I say those things a lot. I've never said the last one, so I'm going with the power trip theory. My favorite, though, was as we were heading out the door, "So, you gonna show me how to drive now?"