Monday, October 08, 2007

Weekend Update

The week with my parents is over and they are headed back to Manitoba in the morning. It was fun watching Micah interact with them this time. I observed as he grew more and more comfortable and attached to them over the course of the week. It was also fun observing Micah through the eyes of my parents. They commented on the fact that he's willing to try new foods and eats a wide variety of things - Erik and I took that as a compliment since we're always focused on the foods that he doesn't eat. We also noticed how much Micah sings. He'll get a song in his head and sing it over and over for hours! The favourite this week was "Oh no, you never let go, through the calm and through the storm..." It's a Matt Redman song I think. Anyway, it's Micah's new favourite. He definitely takes after me with his singing. I think me and my sister Erin sang my parents' ears off as kids.

Our trip to Bellingham was great. We did lots of shopping. Sleeping was an adventure as always but at least we had a separate room from my parents. Keziah had some bowel issues and filled her diaper about 5 times a day - not excluding the nighttime.
The kids LOVED the water though...




On Friday night we found out that my brother and his wife finally had their baby boy, Judah Daniel who weighed in at 9 lbs, 4 oz. Congrats to Joel, Laura and big sisters Maddy & Olivia!


Sunday was my 28th birthday - I agree with Kelly that 28 seems like an old number. How will it feel to turn 29? And then 30? I still feel like I'm 18 most days. Erik brought me "breakfast in bed" so to speak. He went to the continental breakfast buffet and loaded up a tray of food for the four of us to share :)



After I snapped those pictures, I figured I needed one of the birthday day girl. So, this is lovely me first thing on my birthday morning:



I have to add, Erik has improved drastically in the birthday present department since we first met. He bought me three great shirts and then let me buy a pair of shoes that I had been eyeing.

The shopping tuckered us all out. Micah had enough on Sunday morning as we were picking up some final things and fell asleep in the bottom of the Sears cart:


Granny had some fun painting Micah's fingers and toes yesterday. Erik wasn't very impressed.


We finally had a sunny day today. My mom and I took Micah to Mill Lake and he had fun throwing rocks at the ducks:


I wanted a picture of my dad with the kids and this was the best I could do (check out Micah's pretty fingers...):


Keziah & Grandpa:



She gets cuter and cuter every day!


We bought a new carseat for Micah and finally upgraded Keziah to Micah's old one. They were both quite pleased and we snapped a picture in our living room this afternoon.


We also celebrated Thanksgiving this weekend with Erik's family. It was pretty low key this year in light of all that we've been through these last few months. Although they are joys for us and things to be thankful for, they all seem over-shadowed by a grief that still feels so fresh.

Now it's back to a normal week for us as my parents head home. I realized today that Micah has kept his underwear totally dry for the last few days. We've been so busy that I didn't notice! That's something to be thankful for since it's been a long haul since the accident in July when everything in his little life went into upheaval. He's also been sleeping better and is way less anxious about being apart from me or Erik. It will still be awhile until we can leave him in KidsQuest (Sunday School) without one of us, but for now we'll take what we can get :)

Anyway, that's enough for tonight. Hope you all have a blessed week...

20 comments:

Ej said...

30 doesn't feel any different -it just now sounds old when I say my age- LOL! Glad you had a fun weekend - you were in my prayers. Love Micah's nails!

Doug, Elissa, & Caleb Toews said...

Way to be bold Jamie, and post that picture of yourself. Love it. The best part about Thanksgiving this year was hanging out with your two cuties. Glad you could have a getaway with your parents-- it looks like you and the kids had a fabulous time.

teresia benedicta said...

happy belated birthday jamie!seems like your weekend was fun! keziah has grown a lot.....and i definately love micah´s nails:)
have a great week!
leslie

erin said...

what is it with that matt redman song? that is Liam and Aidan's fav right now and they sing it non stop.
way to go Erik on the birthday! Steve has learned that I must pick out my presents, or be VERY specific on what to get me.

Trev & Rebekah said...

I love that MR song.
That's great that Micah is making some improvments in his sleeping and potty training. Yeah for that.
Glad to hear you had a good birthday and trip too. It's good to see your kids like water. Do they like the bath then? We are taking Isaiah swimming this week so we'll see what he thinks.
You mentioned a stain remover before can I get the name of that again? Carrots really seem to stain clothes.
Thanks Jamie!

Karen said...

Your weekend was much like ours...swimming and shopping! Anyways, it looks like you had a good time! I can't believe you're doing the car seat switch already!! We're looking for a booster for Tyler too, but I still can't imagine Graham in a 20-40lb car seat yet!! Have a great week getting back to normal!

kelly said...

wow - what a FULL weekend. sounds like it was a great time though - so nice that you spent that time with your parents and that micah really warmed up to them.
happy belated birthday!

Michelle said...

I'm SO glad you had such a great weekend...I've been praying that you would just be able to have some fun and "forget" (if that's the right word...sorry) just for a moment all the pain you have been through! I'm glad Micah's doing better and that he had such a great time with granny and gramps!! And I agree..as soon as you think Keziah couldn't get any cuter...she does :o) Glad you had a great birthday!!!

Wenona said...

Happy birthday! It looks like you had a great week with your parents. And Micah's nails are quite nice - lol. I'm so jealous that you still have nice-ish weather out there to enjoy!

Summer said...

AWWW!! Look how Keziah is looking at Grandpa!! SO CUTE!!!! Happy Birthday! What a fun way to spend a birthday!

Great photos!!

Summer said...

P.S. Congrats to your brother!! He is adorable

Sarah said...

Happy (belated) birthday! So there's hope for my husband too? It sounds like Erik did a really good job. The painted fingers and toes cracks me up!! Gerdi wouldn't be impressed either :D And you're right, Keziah is such a cutie (and a peanut I might add, compared to my Elijah!)

Sarah said...

Happy (belated) birthday! So there's hope for my husband too? It sounds like Erik did a really good job. The painted fingers and toes cracks me up!! Gerdi wouldn't be impressed either :D And you're right, Keziah is such a cutie (and a peanut I might add, compared to my Elijah!)

Janelle said...

you are beautiful even IN the morning! wow! :) :)
i think as the years go by, hubby's HAVE to get better, or we'd get bored! haha...
and the nailpolish looks smashing on Micah! what color is that! haha...
i'm so glad you had such a great time with your parents. i'm the same way - it takes others to help me realize how far kamryn has come...and point out the good things as i only realize alot of the bad.
miss you guys!!!!

Kirsten said...

I love all the pictures. So glad your parents could be here. Was praying for you guys over the Thanksgiving week-end.

Heather said...

Great to get an update Jamie! The family looks cute as ever. I'm glad you had a fun trip, and got to enjoy some outside time too. Looks like the snow could fly here any day now. :(

GSFALK said...

Yeah! We got a new computer and can get into your blog. I just got caught up on your last few weeks. We love you and are praying for you. A.Shirley

the salmon said...

great pictures! you look so cute holding your kids in the water. keziah is getting cuter and cuter all the time, funny how that happens even though we cant imagine our kids getting cuter b/c they are so darn cute already!

i'm 29, and it seems old sometimes but i always say "i'm pretty young, i'm not even 30!"

Heather said...

Speaking of singing Jamie - I just noticed the other day that James and I regularly listen to YOU singing! I own a CD from Bethany called "Shout to the Lord". I just noticed your name on the insert this week! How cool is that?!

Andrea said...

About the car seats...I saw a news report about buying them in the states and that it's illegal to bring them into Canada because they don't measure up to Canadian Safety Laws. Thought I'd better let you know just in case you bought them in Bellingham.