Then I got a much-needed haircut in the afternoon. I have been trying to grow my hair out for awhile - just so it's long enough to pull back in a ponytail for those non-shower days (which happen to be quite frequent these days...) But, I've been so sick of my hair that it's ended up in a ponytail every day for the last 3 weeks. So, I needed some new style.
Here I am before my haircut - note the limp, lifeless hair and the (yawn) inevitable ponytail. Please don't note the pile of laundry behind me.
Here it is after: fresh and cute!
Then I had a bit of fun taking pictures with the kids...
Micah checking for boogers. Keep this picture in mind for later in this post :)
Mommy & little bug-eyes!
Playing with the edits in Picasa2.
OK, now onto the "adventures" I eluded to in the title... (To review episode 1, click here)
This past weekend Erik was playing drums on the worship team at church. On these Sundays, he usually lets Micah come up on stage after the service since he loves to play drums with Daddy. I was in the nursery with the kids and when I knew the service was almost over, we left so I could make a quick stop at the library. While I checked out some new books, Micah started heading down the stairs towards the sanctuary which I figured was fine since I thought church was done and they usually keep the doors closed anyway. I came out of the library to see Micah sneaking through the sanctuary doors as someone was coming out. By the time I got to the sanctuary I realized that church wasn't over but my son was racing up to the stage at the front! About 250 heads swiveled back to see whose child this was and I just stood there helplessly. Erik's brother Nathan was leading the church in a closing song and Auntie Rosanna (who was singing) saved the day by grabbing Micah's hand and stopping him from going any further. That's when Micah turned around and saw the sea of faces staring at him. He stood there clinging to Rosanna with one hand and shoving his finger up his nose with the other hand.
After a full minute or so he decided he didn't want to be up there after all, let go of Rosanna's hand and raced back down the centre aisle, screeching the whole way. I met him about half-way and sheepishly scooped him up and went back into the foyer. There were lots of comments afterwards - nobody was offended that I know of and most people thought it was cute. Erik said to one person, "it's always cute when it's someone else's kid!"
Anyway, it will likely be one of those childhood stories that will be told long after Micah reaches adulthood.
Adventure #2 happened today when Micah had an unexpected poop while we were at the park and I had NOTHING with me. Thank goodness for the elementary school nearby where we managed to clean him up a bit. This was a big fear of mine and I'm relieved to see we managed to get through it alright!
In other news, Keziah is addicted to rolling on her stomach. She's starting to wake at night again simply because she gets herself in some sticky situations: