An update on how Micah is doing these days
This past weekend Sarah, the boys, and I all traveled out to the Omaha, Nebraska area. We went primarily to go to my cousin’s wedding, but also to see family. My mother just recently moved out there with my brother, so it was also an opportunity to spend some time with them and see their new place. Here are some various pictures from our time there this weekend.
The summer is going to be gone before I know it. Time really is flying by. Ezra’s getting bigger, Micah is definitely getting older. Life is good.
Here are some recent pictures of the boys:
Well, we are about a month away from Micah becoming a big brother. As I sit and play with him in the mornings it’s still hard for me to comprehend we’re going to have another one of these guys around here in just a few weeks. I’m trying to appreciate my alone time with Micah right now before his baby brother comes around. Today, Micah got a hold of my iPhone and excitedly played with it for quite a while. I decided to take a few pictures.
Generally speaking my son Micah is a pretty happy kid. But sometimes he’s not. And that frequently happens when he doesn’t get the food he wants. After having a number of goldfish as a snack I told them that it was time to stop eating them and eat some real food for dinner. He was not amused.
Sometimes a day seems very long. Taking care of a 15 month old is a lot of work. Especially considering what his pediatrician said last week: “Looks like he’s gonna give you a run for your money. He’s what we call a boy’s boy.” It’s well worth it though. Seeing him grow up and develop his personality more and more is such an incredible experience. When I look back, I wonder about how the time has gone by so quickly.
Here are some recent photos of Micah. Most are from today when he got his second haircut at a play place right behind our apartment. I was shooting these pictures with a manual lens, and Micah really challenges my ability to get pictures of him in focus. But here are a few:
Even though it has snowed a number of times this season, Micah had yet to go out and play in the snow. Today, Sarah and I decided that it might be a fun start to the year if Micah went out and enjoyed the snow for the first time.
There are clearly instincts that parents have. I realized this early on when I thought Micah, as a newborn, was going to spit up. I rushed to put my hand under his mouth so that it wouldn’t get on his clothes. That was my natural reaction. Reaction times as a parent, even after hours of lost sleep, somehow resemble those of Peter Parker after being bit by that radioactive spider. (We also have that spidey-sense, too.)
As a photographer I find that sometimes that natural parental instinct can be overridden by the need to take a picture of the moment. One time Sarah and I left the room for a moment only to come back and find Micah hidden with chocolate smeared all over his face. He had somehow found a small Reese’s cup and stuffed the whole thing into his mouth, wrapper and all. After quickly taking the wrapper out of his mouth I HAD to snap a quick picture of his guilty, chocolate covered face.
Today a similar thing happened. Micah was walking around the dining room eating out of his snack trap. I turned away for few moments. Then I heard Sarah gasp loudly as she entered the room. I turned around and saw that Micah had grabbed a Keurig K-cup from the table and was eating the coffee grounds from it. Like with the chocolate, it was all over his face. Sarah had the reaction that I would assume would probably be true for all parents — to quickly take the K-cup away. But I realized, as I was in the process of grabbing my camera, that my reaction was to take a picture of this moment.
Looks like the photographer instinct wins out.
This Thanksgiving we traveled out to see my mom’s side of the family in Iowa. The house we spent most of the time in has three cats and two dogs. Micah loves animals. He spent a lot of his time chasing them around. Unfortunately he does not know how to pet them. Mostly he just grabs their ears. They put up with a lot.