Monday, October 31, 2011

Michael's First Car

Michael got his very first car this weekend! Thanks Mimi and Poppa! He loves it!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Trunk or Treat

Tonight was trunk or treat at my parents church. Michael had just woke up from his nap, so he was a little out of it. But if you ask me, this is the cutest little giraffe I have ever seen!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Slipper Season

Well, I think the fall season is officially upon us. The temperature isn't supposed to get above 56 today and the low for over night is 33. So I figured it was time to get out the slippers. He got these from his cousin Charlie. They are so cute and I couldn't wait for them to fit him. He has been wearing them all afternoon and doesn't seem I care that they are on his feet. When I first put them on him, he smiled and kept pointing to them.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thrift Store Friday

Every week Michael and I go see Andrew at work. I look aroud the store to see if there if there is anything good while Andrew takes Michael around to say hi to everyone. Since this has become a weekly thing, I'm going to start doing a weekly post of all my wonderful thrift store finds.

Here are this weeks treasures:
LL Bean fleece pullover - $1
Carter's long sleeve shirt - $1
Stride rite shoes - $1
Christmas board book $.25
Total spent: $3.25

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ikea Rocks

On Saturday afternoon, Andrew Michael and I made a quick trip to Ikea. I had a few things I wanted to get for Michael, and this tunnel was one of them. For $14.99 a one year old can have tons of fun. As soon as we got home we opened it up, and as you can see, Michael had a blast!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fun on the Farm

On Saturday, we went up to Strawberry Hill with Andrew's family.
We went last year and had a great time, but Michael was only 2 months old, so I knew he would have a great time this year. 
It was a beautiful day again this year, but not as warm as last year. 
There were tons of pumpkins to chose from. 

We had a great time on the Hay Ride. 

 We got to feed some cows. 

Andrew also got to chase and catch a pig, which was a lot of fun to watch!

There were also two sets of twin baby cows. Michael loved the baby cows and he kept mooing at them and then they would moo back. 

He also got to pick a pumpkin right from the pumpkin patch. 

Thanks Mimi and Poppa for a fun day on the farm!

Friday, October 7, 2011

What Michael has been up to...

Since Michael turned 1, I decided not to continue with the monthly updates. But, I have found myself missing writing them, and I also find myself thinking a lot, "That would be a good thing to write down on his monthly update." So I figured I will just do posts like this at random times, when there are some milestones to report.
Big Boy!
 So, at 14 months, here is what Michael is up to:
- He is talking up a storm. Of course, I think Andrew and I are the only ones that knows what he is saying. He has started trying to repeat words back to us, and is really working on becoming more and more verbal. Words he says that everyone can understand are: Dadda, Momma, Dog, All done,
- He is learning sign language, and is doing a great job. So far he knows how to say: All Done, milk, more, eat, cereal, and cookie. We haven't done many other words yet, so now that he has those down really well, we will start with a few more. When we are playing and it is close to meal time or snack time, he comes up to me and does the sign for eat. Also, we were sitting in a restaurant the other day waiting for our food, he kept signing eat. I guess he was hungry and didn't want to wait.
Doing a little light reading
 - He has also learned a few animal sounds. He knows what a cow says and what a monkey says. We are working on a bunch of others, but he hasn't picked any other ones up yet.
- One of his favorite activities is climbing the stairs. So, now we are trying to teach him how to go down the stairs without hurting himself.

Daddy and Michael playing with the gun daddy brought home.
Not sure who had more fun.
 - We finally made the transition from formula to whole milk. He seems to really like milk, and he drinks about 4 or 5 cups a day.
- Some of his favorite foods are: chicken, yogurt, cheese, mixed veggies, grapes,

Check out those eye lashes!
 - He loves to feed himself! Either with a spoon or a fork. As I long as we give it to him already on the utensil, he will feed himself really well.
- He sleeps great, when he is not teething. So, hopefully we will get back to sleeping through the night again. He has a favorite blanket that he sleeps with, and also a stuffed Mickey Mouse and a stuffed Monkey that he got for his birthday that he loves. Every morning when I go in to get him, he immediately shows me his blanket, and his stuffed animals.
Michael loved playing in this car at Coleman's house.
I think I know what he wants for Christmas
- Michael now has 12 teeth! He started teething again right after his birthday, and I could feel his molars were all swollen. After about 2 weeks, he got his top right one. Then about every 2 weeks, he has gotten another one. It took a long time, and a lot of sleepless nights, but he finally has all of his molars. They were by far the hardest on both Mama and baby. Please, can we have a break from teething now?
Michael and Coleman having fun in the car
- He is wearing size 18 months clothes. That is what size all of his winter clothes are, and some fit him great, and others are still too big. That means he should fit into them all winter long. I would hate to have to buy him more clothes in the middle of winter.
- We haven started letting Michael watch a little bit of TV, now that he is one. He only watches while we are at work, and it is usually Mickey Mouse Club House, Baby Einstein, or sesame street. Here is his favorite thing to watch:
He would watch this over and over and over. He loves the  music!

So, that is what Mr. Michael has been up to these past couple months. He is definitely a toddler now, no more baby :(

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday, we loaded up the suburban, and made our way to Hendersonville, NC to visit the Pumpkin Patch.
In my car were 4 adults and 4 children, and in the other car were 2 adults and 4 children. We had our hands full!

Michael was excited about going to pick out a pumpkin!
Don't you just love this shirt?
 When we got there, we put coats on everyone, and boy was it chilly. It wouldn't have been nearly as bad if it hadn't been so windy.
So Happy!
 We were there for a couple of hours, and I think everyone had a great time!
All the kids!
Michael and all his cousins (minus the 2 big boys)
 I have a feeling this will be an every year tradition. Here is our trip from last year.
Michael and Mommy
 There were tons of pumpkins to choose from.
Trying to pick out the perfect pumpkin

Michael ready for a ride

He kept Mooing at the lama.
I guess in a one year olds mind, this looks just like a cow.
We had so much fun and it's something I look forward to doing each year!