Thursday, June 30, 2011

Micah is...

Micah is two and a quarter years old today. Wow, those last 3 months just flew right by! I feel like we just celebrated the boy's birthdays, but alas, time has past. I am always trying to capture a picture of Micah smiling at me, and I finally did the other day. Naturally, he was covered in some food substance, I think it was pizza sauce, but that's OK. It shows the true Micah. He is two, and he is a messy eater. He feeds himself though, and for this I am glad!

Micah is a fantastic singer at age 2. His singing is adorable. He sings "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", "You're More than Enough", and "Our God is Greater". And he can sing the days of the week song. I love that our house is filled with the singing of many small boys. It is a beautiful thing, and such a blessing. I pray our boys never stop singing praises to our King.

Micah STILL loves his silky blue blankie, and he STILL sucks his thumb. I don't mind. He is cute, and sweet, and he is STILL my baby.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Old school pool

Nick's Dad found this pool at a garage sale the other day, and he gave it to us to use. We had one like this when I was a kid. I like it because the kids can't press on the side and let all the water out. And by kids, I mean the twins. They kept doing it to our blow-up pool, and it was making Noah crazy, which in turn was making me crazy due to the screaming. Ah. No more screaming. At least not over the pool. Ha.

Caleb loves this pool a whole lot. He crawls all over it, and pulls himself up to the side, and splashes like crazy. He loves the water in general. He crawls into the bathroom when he hears me turn on the water to give baths! All of our babies have been water babies, and Caleb is no different!

The boys also adore the little water slide this pool has. And I adore watching them enjoy going down it. Life is good, espeically in the month of June. Yay for summer!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Cut the toy clutter!

Went through the backyard and house today, and threw away all the old and broken toys away. I still have a lot of toy organizing and donating to do, but it's a start. We have too many toys. They aren't even played with, but rather strewn everywhere. I am tired of cleaning them up. A new era in the Toy Kingdom is starting at the Swavely house. There are going to be a lot less loyal subjects than there used to be!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

We had a pretty relaxing day today. I made Nick his favorite breakfast today, but I didn't leave the eggs runny enough. Ooopps. We went to church in the morning and then went to Nick's parents house. My Dad is out of town, so of course we couldn't visit him. They are on their big road trip vacation to Florida!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Seven months young

Seven months have gone by too fast my son, but we have enjoyed every minute! You now weigh just under 22 pounds, and are 28 and a half inches tall. People are always shocked when I tell them how old you are! You are such a big, strong boy for your age!
You can crawl. Everywhere! You especially like to crawl out the back door, trying your best to crawl after your brothers. You can pull up to standing on your knees. I came to get you up from your nap today, and there you were holding onto the crib rail and smiling at me. Needless to say, the crib mattress was immediately lowered! You also just started to try and cruise today, putting one little foot sideways and taking a step! Of course, by now you can sit by yourself very easily, for long periods of time, and you can even sit yourself up whenever you want to.
You also are really starting to enjoy solid foods! Carrots are your favorite. You also eat sweet potato, apples, peaches, bananas, (but only in small chunks, not pureed)and avocados. I bought squash to make for you, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. You just started wearing cloth diapers this week, and your fluffy tush couldn't look cuter in them!
My favorite thing of all about you though, is your amazing personality. You are the happiest baby, Caleb, and you bring so much joy to your family. You are starting to interact with your three big brothers so much, and you love trying to play with them. You are like our little ball of sunshine. Always smiling, always laughing. Your eyes are so bright, and full of curiosity, and I am thankful everyday that Jesus chose us to be your family.