Micah is so darling at this age that I have to record some of the things he is doing at 2 years and 3 months to be exact. I would best describe him as a copy cat. Everything that is spoken to him, he repeats the last word.
If I say, "Do you want to eat?" He will say "Eat!"
If I say, "Do you want a spanking?" He will say, "Spanking."
He is a sponge and we can see him soaking up his little world around him. Language is big right now for him as he repeats everything. As Olivia listens to her German teacher online, he is repeating the German words too, to the best of his ability. He listens to our conversations around the table and then re- tells the stories we tell with as much exuberance and hand gestures as possible. There is no mistaking what he is saying.
Today I heard one of his older siblings reprimanding him and Micah came running to me to tell me all about it. He babbled away while hitting the air and adding the word "Stop!" to his jumbled sentence. I instantly knew he had gotten in trouble for hitting and that his sibling had told him to stop it.
He is so cute as he doesn't just say "yes" but "yep" nor does he say a boring "no" but a lively "nope!"
I like this picture of him making indentations in the sand with his toes.
Today Rich killed a bug and I was curiously watching hoping he would get it before it got away. Normally I'd kill a bug myself but this was a rather large critter. Micah came peeking around the corner to see. He said "Ewww!"
Every morning when my alarm goes off I get up and after doing the things all people do when they wake up, I prop up my pillows so I can sit up in bed and read my Bible. Micah always wakes up around that time and comes in to join me with his blanket. Yesterday I noticed that he had gotten his own book and propped up a pillow behind him and was turning the pages pretending to read too.
Always watching, always mimicking is the 2 year old.
Micah calls Olivia, La la
AJ is Day Jay
Julia is also La La
Reece is Weecie
Every night before bed he has to give everyone a kiss and hug. He loves running around the room to each one of his siblings and won't ever forget anyone. Then when I scoop him up to go tuck him in he yells "Night Night!" to everyone and sometimes "Bye!" as well.
Micah loves eggs cooked any which way. He gobbles them up and always asks for more. If he sees us putting salt and pepper on them he has to have the same.
He has learned to jump off of the fireplace hearth and will do it over and over until he is sweaty and out of breath. I also taught him how to do a summer salt and he tries his best but basically puts his head down on the carpet and then says "Two!" (for 1,2,3) and then falls to one side or the other. He can't quite push himself over yet but he will do that until he runs out of steam which takes much longer for him than me!
He loves to have his picture taken and usually will say "cheese" and then run to see it in the view finder on your camera.
Last Sunday at church he was making faces at the little boys behind us and then I caught him blowing kisses at them! He is so affectionate. Not shy at all. He loves people and warms up to others right away! One of Olivia girlfriends came over who he doesn't know, and he greeted her at the door with a big "Hi!" and then he held his arms out and said "Hugs?" Kisses always follow hugs so that was the natural next step. Amazing!
We've never had a child with so much character than this one!
He was in trouble this morning and came running in my room, paniced. He yelled "Spank!" He climbed up on my bed as fast as his little legs could hoist him up. I said, "Do you need Mom to save you?" His response was a matter of fact "Yep!"
Gotta love this boy!