Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Happy Fourth Birthday, Micah!

For Micah's fourth birthday we went to the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium located here in Draper. We were a little afraid we might have a hassle getting caught in traffic because a couple days before Ted Cruz's campaign had announced they were holding a rally at a school right down the street from here, but by the time we got there the rally had already started and the traffic had died down and didn't affect us.

My favorite was watching the penguins, they are quick swimmers!

Micah and Camden both say their favorite was the sharks.

Afterwards we went back to our house which is a quick under ten minute drive for lunch and an aquatic themed ice cream cake. Micah fell asleep in the late afternoon the day before and slept until 6:00 pm, which means he didn't want to go to sleep and he ended up staying up until 11:00 pm with me and helped me make his cake.

When I asked him a few weeks ago what he wanted to do for his birthday (like where we should go to celebrate) he said he wanted to put together a ride on backhoe and that he wanted a backhoe for his birthday. So I found him a ride on frontloader (close enough right?) and after we had cake grandpa and Dad helped put it together for him. Well, after everyone except Micah had cake. That evening I asked Micah how he liked his cake and he said sadly, "Good, except I didn't get to eat any." He had run off to play with his new toys and hadn't gotten any cake! Luckily we had leftovers so I got him some before he went to bed.

Micah at four is such a sweet little boy. He loves to tell people he loves them. He is all about trucks, and a little less about anything else that moves like planes, rockets, and trains. Camden has recently started to like playing dinosaurs, but Micah still just loves his trucks. 

I didn't want to rush him with potty training, so even though I started potty training a couple times in the past year, I backed off if he resisted. So he didn't actually get potty trained until a few months ago when he randomly told me one evening he needed to go pee on the potty, and then said the same thing the next morning again. He still had accidents, but it was a lot nicer than having to force him to to do it and he's doing pretty well going on his own now.

We just put up a bunk bed in his room in anticipation of Camden coming in to share a room a little while after the new baby is born. He likes his new big twin size bed (he was in a toddler bed before, which now Camden sleeps in in his own room, until the baby comes). He does home preschool where one of my friends and I switch off teaching them, focusing on a letter of the week. He's not super interested in his letters but he has started to learn some of them. He always says his favorite part of preschool is playtime when he just gets to play with his friend and the toys.

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