Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Matt's August Update

Summer is nearing an end for me. Before long I will be back in the classroom molding the minds of Watervliet's finest. The latest news has involved a number of trips. Recently, I have gotten back from a fishing trip to Canada and a weekend excursion to the cabin. I am looking forward to having some time at home before the school year starts again.
Canada was great! I won't say much because most of you got the big info in my email updates. We caught a lot of fish, ate a lot of fish, and told a lot of fish stories. Definitely my kind of week. It was relaxing and the weather was beautiful. For the most part we had very comfortable temperatures.
Last weekend we packed up all our gear and headed up north for our second cabin trip with Micah. He is going to learn to love that place. Friday night was tough for him. It was hot and muggy and he just had trouble falling asleep. The temps after that were much more forgiving. Jennie and I were accompanied on the trip by Alex and Melissa. They had to leave Saturday evening to get back to St. Joe. Alli and Miles came up Saturday and stayed through Sunday with us. Jennie was nice enough to let me get some fly fishing in with Alex and Miles. She was a bit surprised that I still had a desire to fish after a week of it in Canada. I guess it really is an addiction.
The big news in the family now is waiting for the next new arrival. Drew and Rebecca are a few days past their due date now. Jennie was really hoping to share her birthday with their newly expected girl. We will just have to be patient now.
That's all for now. Enjoy the pics.
He loves his zebra.
The boys learning to play nice together.
Naked baby butt
My biggest northern of the week (36")
Fish Camp

Monday, August 16, 2010

Update on the Family

We have been totally slacking on updating this blog, and for that we apologize! Matt was on his Canada fishing trip July 30-August 8, so I'm sure he will want to post about that and some good pics for everyone. But in the mean time, we got a new computer right before he left so as of right now I don't have access to our pics, and don't know how to download them off the camera yet to the new computer, hence no pics recently. Matt was gone for 9 days, and Micah and I missed him very much! Micah does not sleep well when Matt is gone. As soon as Matt got back, Micah was back to being a night time sleep champ.
August 7th while Matt was gone, I ran in the Coloma Glad PEach Festival 5K. This is my second 5K run since Micah was born. My times weren't horrible, but seriously slower than my pre-baby times! I will keep working on it. I'm just glad I'm out there doing it.
We took our second trip to the cabin in Brohman with Micah this last weekend. He is better behaved now that he is a little older, but the drive home he cried for 2 out of the 2.5 hours it takes to get home. Trust me, I was ready to pull my hair out! But actually up at the cabin he seemed to really enjoy being outside and just relaxing with us (well, mainly me since Daddy likes to fish....a lot!) Cute pics of this trip to come as well!
We are waiting for a little niece, hopefully arriving very soon! Her due date was yesterday!
Other than that, trying to relish the last few weeks of the summer before Matt has to start back at school. Our summer schedule is pretty crazy, but at least it is flexible (unlike the school year).
Oh, big house project-we plan on starting to redo our one and only bathroom this week, so pray this goes well and is able to get done in a timely manner!
Check back soon for Canada trip pics, Brohman pics, and the cutest bare-bottom Micah pics!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Micah is 4 months old!

Micah went to see Dr. Barrett today for his 4 month check up and shots. He weighs 14 pounds now! Still in the 25-50th percentile for height and weight, and in the 50th percentile for head circumference. Still a little goober, but he is trucking along just fine!
Did great with his shots again. He screams as soon as the shots are given, but as soon as I'm able to hold him, he stops immediately.