micah’s fourth birthday

img_9160per wagner tradition, micah got to enjoy all his favorite foods on his birthday. i really wanted to make sure that his day was all about him and he got what he wanted. so jerry got him up early and took him to pick up breakfast, pancakes and bacon. on our way to our first birthday activity, we picked up his favorite m&m donut from peace, love and little donuts. he had chicken nuggets and applesauce with his friends for lunch. and then hot dogs, mac and cheese and broccoli for dinner. all his favorites.

after breakfast, we met up with friends at a local bounce house. it was micah’s first time ever going to something like this. he had so much fun. i really enjoyed watching him run around with his friend isaac. it was for ethan’s birthday too, but being the shorty that he was, this fire truck was the only part he was able to do by himself. unfortunately i went in a dress, so i couldn’t crawl around with him to help him do more obstacles. plus william was with us too. next time.

we went to a friend’s house for lunch. we actually were invited to celebrate a different friend’s birthday, but a lot of micah’s friends were there, so to him, it felt like the lunch was all about him.

img_9163img_9182img_9186img_9190when did he get to be so big? he got a duplo robot (a current obsession), an outer space puzzle and a foam sword. (he has another present coming, but it’s for him and ethan and we’re going to wait till ethan’s birthday to give it to them.) he loves all of them. he played with the robot for most of the afternoon/evening and already is able to do the 48 piece puzzle by himself. (i guess we should have gone for a hundred piece puzzle?!)

when i asked micah what he wanted as his special treat, he said a red cake. i asked him if he was sure, and he said, “nooo, a GREEN cake.” pauses, throws his head back and laughs, “no that would be silly.” then he said chocolate ice cream. easy enough for me bud! so we made sundaes. he was rather shy about us singing happy birthday to him, but he loved it. and so did ethan.

ethan got a foam sword too, and it’s amazing how fast he knew what to do with it. a little too well. my heart was so full last night as i thought back on the day. micah was so happy with everything we did. he loved his toys. jerry came home early from work and brought balloons. the boys played knights with their swords and daddy and rescued me from the evils of this world. i love having a house full of boys. i love my family. i love you, micah.


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taking stock :: 06


Making: not much these days. i’ve still been getting some meals from my church family. but that’s about to slow down. but this is going into the crockpot tomorrow morning and should hopefully feed us for a few meals.
Drinking: vodka tonics and harvest beers (guess who’s not pregnant?!!)
Reading: slowly… harry potter and the cursed child
Wanting: to get the boys to a local farm to pick some pumpkin, eat some cider donuts, do all the basic fall things.
Listening: spotify’s acoustic autumn playlist
Looking: to plan the boys’ birthdays coming up
Playing: go fish with micah
Eating: pumpkin cobbler tonight!
Wishing: for some new jeans.
Enjoying: the newborn days with william.
Loving: the cooler weather!
Smelling: this candle i just got.
Feeling: content.
Wearing: lots of leggings and comfy shirts. and william🙂
Following: this is us. such a good show!

Two weeks.

img_9061What is there to say? William is wonderful. He’s such an easy baby so far. He’s nursed and slept great from the start. He’s so sweet and beautiful and it seems just like yesterday he joined our family, but it also feels like he’s always been around since he fits in so seamlessly.

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