I'm SO pleased to have my own wheels again. It's been almost a month of being confined to the house and having to borrow cars and shuffle carseats around. Besides the ability to get out of the house again, I am most excited about power locks and automatic opening doors! After manually unlocking four separate doors on our civic every time I wanted to head out with the kids, I am more than thrilled with the ease of keyless entry!!
Micah is getting excited for our upcoming trip to Manitoba. We play airplane at least once a day. When I took this picture, we had taken it another step further and were pretending we were driving in Grandpa's car to the farm in Boissevain:
This next story is funny to me only because of how it goes against Erik's normal behaviour. He's a minimalist. He LOVES to go through our house and find things to get rid of. He hated seeing how many toys the kids got at Christmas and made sure to fill a box with old ones so we wouldn't be overrun by stuff. I agree with him to an extent, but Erik can be kind of extreme with things :) Anyway, I had to laugh when he came home with some presents for the kids the other day. A home-owner that he's been working for was getting rid of some old toys and Erik thought that Micah and Keziah needed to have them. So, he walked in the door after work toting this giant bear and giant turtle! They have been a BIG hit with the kids and I don't think we'll be getting rid of them anytime soon. It's just funny that Erik, of all people, brought them home :)
Micah has been making us so proud these days. We tried taking him to Kids Quest (Sunday School) back in the fall but never had success leaving him there alone. He kept saying that he would go to Kids Quest when he was 3. And sure enough, after his birthday he told us that, since he was 3, he would go to Kids Quest by himself now. He has gone now for the past month and loves it. He still cries when we drop him off, but the teachers calm him down before we're even out the door and he's happy as a peach the whole time we're gone! Swimming lessons have been improving too. At our last lesson, Micah suddenly decided that he could put his whole face in the water. He's been quite pleased with this new skill!
It's been interesting to see how Micah's awareness and interest in God has grown in the past few weeks. Often when we go outside he'll look way up at the sky and yell, "God, can you hear me way up there?" I explain to him that God is everywhere and that Jesus is always with us even though we can't see him, so in the last week Micah has played "chase" with Jesus and sat in the hot tub with Jesus and even left a spot on his bed for Jesus. His perception about Jesus often overlaps with his thoughts on Uncle Nathan. According to Micah they are together somewhere way up in the sky.
I mentioned my new-found love for coffee in my last post and apparently it's Micah's new-found love as well! We let him try a bit of our lattes last week and now every time we make coffee he begs for a sip. This kid is going to be hooked before he reaches Kindergarten. I think his Auntie Elissa will be the proudest of all to hear of his coffee cravings :)
Micah was kind enough to pass his cold sore on to me this week :P Many of you gave some advice/suggestions about them, so I'm trying the tea tree oil Lorrie! Micah has been so compassionate, saying things like "I hope your cold sore gets better, Mommy" or "Be careful of your cold sore!" He decided that all his stuffed animals were getting cold sores too and diligently applied Abreva to each one of them last night. It was really cute:
Keziah has been her usual cute, but sometimes difficult, self. She's had a better couple of weeks overall, but was a bear this afternoon when we went to a Super Bowl party. Overtired, I think. Sundays are tricky for getting kids to nap properly...
I feel like she's starting to look like a big kid already (except for the lack of hair):
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Introducing our new (to us) van: