The Tortoise and the Hare

This year for Halloween my mom had the great idea for the kids to be a tortoise and a hare. You wouldn’t even need to see them to know who was who. It ended up being a very cute idea. Micah was very proud of his costume, and Ezra just fit the tortoise profile very well. Although, he’s stuck whether or not he’s on his back or his stomach. It was too cold to go out this year, so we stayed inside and played as a family. Micah even had a little hip hop dance party. 

The Tortoise and Hare brothers

The Tortoise and Hare brothers

The Tortoise and Hare brothers

The Tortoise and Hare brothers

The Tortoise and Hare brothers

The Tortoise and Hare brothers

The Tortoise and Hare brothers

The Tortoise and Hare brothers

The Tortoise and Hare brothers

The Tortoise and Hare brothers

Ezra the Tortoise

Ezra the Tortoise

Ezra the Tortoise

Ezra the Tortoise

Ezra the Tortoise

Ezra the Tortoise

Ezra the Tortoise

Micah the Hare

Micah the Hare

Candy!

Micah the Hare

Mommy and Micah the Hare

Mommy and Micah the Hare

Micah the Hare kissing Mommy

Tortoise Attack!

The Boys.

Micah waiting at Jerry's
On my birthday we stopped at our favorite 24 hour diner to get my favorite fried chicken. Here’s Micah waiting patiently in a booth.
The Boys
Ezra and Micah love each other so much. Every day they like to sit in the chair together, laugh with each other, hold hands, and hug each other. I love seeing them play together.
The boys on the couch
Not all pictures of the boys are super photogenic. Ezra seems stunned, and Micah (with leftover breakfast on his face) seems zoned out watching Barney.
Ezra in the mirror
Ezra likes making faces in his mirror.
Ezra on the Couch
Ezra making faces at himself in his mirror.
Ezra on the Couch
Ezra on the couch.
Ezra on the Couch
Ezra plotting and scheming on the couch.
Back home again, in Chicago. Micah seems glad to be out of the car. {#vscocam #vsco #homesweethome #happy #tent #toddler #son #vscofam #smile #cute}
After a long drive back home from Indiana, Micah was ready move around and play.
Papaw and Ezra
Ezra hanging out in Papaw’s lap.
Papaw and Ezra
Ezra and Papaw.
Micah's turns 2
Micah recently turned 2 years old. We celebrated with a big cookie cake at Grammaw’s.
Micah's turns 2
Micah enjoying his cookie cake.
Micah's turns 2
Papaw and Micah opening one of his presents.
Sarah and Ezra
While in Indiana we stopped at Aunt Lauren’s apartment. Ezra wasn’t feeling too well, so he hung out with mommy.
Ezra Looking at Mommy
Ezra looking at mommy.
Micah, Lauren, and Clint
Micah wrestling with Aunt Lauren and Clint.
Another picture of the boys. Sorry. I can't help it. {#vscocam #vsco #vscofam #vscokids #kids #brotherlylove #brothers #love #myboys}
Another shot of the boys. They clearly love each other.

Meeting Ezra

Ezra was born at 1:33 AM on Sunday, March 23. Due to Sarah’s smooth delivery and lack of any complications, we were able to go home the next day. We decided to come home after Micah, Ezra’s 18 month old brother, had gone to bed. We wanted Micah to meet Ezra for the first time after a good night’s sleep. Sarah and I were so blessed and thankful to have her mom in town to watch Micah. She had arrived the week prior to Ezra’s birth because we really had no idea when he might decide to enter into this world.

So we came home to Grandma, ready and waiting to meet her new Grandson, and Micah sleeping soundly in bed.

Grandma and Ezra Meet
Grandma meeting Ezra for the first time.
Grandma and Ezra Meet
Grandma and Ezra looking at each other.

This morning, when Micah woke up I let him know I was home. This was the first time that he had experienced any real length of time without both mommy and daddy. He seemed pleased to see me, but not really phased. After Mommy fed Ezra in the bedroom, we prepared for Micah to meet Ezra for the first time. I changed Micah into his “Little Big guy” outfit to match Ezra’s “Mommy’s little man” shirt.

I let Micah know what we were doing, albeit very poorly. I told him he was going to go see his “big brother.” Way to confuse the kid, dad! Sheesh… I blame it on the fact that his shirt says “little big guy” on it.

Sarah was waiting in the next room with baby Ezra. We had no idea how Micah would react to his new brother. We assumed he would react poorly, but that was really not the case at all. He seemed quite excited to meet his new brother. His reaction was very cute! (And once again I say that Micah is going to meet his “big brother” — but I eventually catch myself).

Micah meets Ezra for the first time
Micah meeting Ezra for the first time.
Yaaawwwwnnnn
Ezra didn’t seemed affected by meeting his brother.
Mommy and the boys
Micah soon after meeting Ezra, jumped up into Mommy’s lap, snuggled with her and started to study his brother intently.
Mommy and the boys
The moment was so precious that both Sarah and I were filled with joy. I didn’t get it quite in focus, but I think the look on Sarah’s face tells it all. Pure joy. *Heart melted*
Mommy and the boys
Soon thereafter Micah tried touching Ezra’s head. But he’s learning to be gentle.
Mommy and the boys
Mommy and her two boys.
Daddy and Ezra
Ezra looking up at daddy.
Daddy and Ezra
Daddy and Ezra snuggling.