Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Little Gymnast That Could

From the trampoline to the big leagues - our little guy seems like a natural when it comes to tumbling (well, as natural as a two-year-old can be...we're not calling the Olympic recruiters just yet). For a few months now, Micah has been attending gymnastics with Daddy and I had the pleasure of watching (and documenting) last weekend. I was so amazed at how much he's already learned - and how fearless he is when it comes to tackling the challenges. Here are a few highlights...lots of video but they capture his bouncy spirit much more than I am able to in words. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Trampoline Time!

There is really nothing Micah loves more than to jump. On the bed, on the ground, off of rocks, in the yard. It is pretty much his main form of locomotion. So, when it came time to celebrate the Big Birthday Two, our choice of gift seemed obvious. Clearly a big hit - not only with Micah but also with the canine member of the household, much to our surprise. Note Micah's new fantastic tractor shirt from Auntie Robyn!

Friday, October 11, 2013

When life hands you peanuts...

Peanut butter cookies in a pile of leaves? Absolutely!

And here is how we got there:

This Sweet Genius Knows How to Wield a Spatula

But He Really Prefers Licking the Beaters

Flour Casualty

Enjoying the Fruits of Our Labor...Yum!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Mini Maestro

Who needs an audience when you can clap for yourself? Clearly, Copley is not pulling her weight here.  Perhaps she is simply not impressed with his lack of formal attire. Topcoat and tails at the very least...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

How to Eat with Your Eyes Closed: Lessons in Sleeping Through Life

So, this is what happens when you wake up at 4:45 am and have a very busy morning at the park and then the lake. Classic.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Down on the Farm

Last weekend, we visited Springfest at the beautiful Wolfe's Neck Farm down near Freeport. It was a gorgeous, sunny summer day and the event was perfectly designed for an animal-loving, tractor obsessed toddler. We took a hayride around the adjoining campground (Micah was sincerely disappointed when we told him that someone other than himself would be driving the tractor that was pulling us). We listened to silly kid tunes under the tent and drank delicious berry and kale smoothies. We petted every farm animal imaginable and even fed a few. And we finished off the adventure with wood-fired pizzas and a peaceful, air-conditioned ride back up to Hallowell.

Peter Rabbit is in frequent rotation right now so Micah was very excited to visit Mr. McGregor's garden.

These sheep were well-fed after Micah's visit. 

The chickens were definitely the highlight.
I have scarcely seen Micah so excited: "Chicken up there!! Chicken over there!!! Chicken way up high!!"

Yeah, yeah, Mom...just give me the keys already.