Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Whole Lotta Rambling (& Pictures!)

First things first... how cute are these pictures that Kevin took?

I mean, I think they're adorable, but these might be the kind of pics that only a mama would find cute. :) I even had to make them large because they're so cute. (And, in case you're wondering - he does not eat with a spoon yet. He chews on them. They're his after-dinner treat.)

Speaking of pictures - here is the one I finally decided on one for the Christmas card. Since they've been sent, I can share. I did not use the one everyone loved because, as my Aunt Terry pointed out, I didn't even iron the sheet I had draped over the chair. It was a practice run, people! So, here is the winner...

I just think he looks like a little elf baby in this one, so that's the one I used.

This week the UPS or FedEx man has been to my house every day. Sometimes both in one day. Or the mailman who likes to knock loudly and aggressively on my door and then run back to his truck. I need to put a "Baby Sleeping" sign on the door because he always comes during naps. Have I mentioned that Hammie has a personal vendetta against the mailman? Well, the mailman, the UPS person and the FedEx person. She has serious probs with all of them, which include barking hysterically when they, or their trucks come anywhere close to the house. Anyway, this is what the delivery fairies brought me today (among other things)...

That's right - we're FINALLY going to tackle the art of Ethiopian cooking. I was inspired by Mike & Jo who are just beginning their wait for a referral and have already made a fabulous looking Ethiopian meal. So, Kevin and I decided to make Ethiopian food for Micah's first Christmas Eve. My mom is coming over for dinner and she's a fan of Doro Wat & Shiro Wat (right Mimi?) so that's what we're having. We're also having lasagna because that was served to us in Ethiopia at our big feast, so we figured, why not? We're not going to tackle injera yet - we're trying to keep things low-key. But, did you know you can buy fresh injera at Yep! That's where I got the spices too. Ok, so our feast may not look like the one we had in Ethiopia ...

but, I'm sure it will be yummy. I'll be sure to take pictures!

Oh, and since we're having Ethiopian dinner, I thought I'd dress Micah in his traditional Ethiopian outfit before he grows out of it...

Can someone please help me and tell me how to wash this? I don't want to ruin it, but I want to wash it before (and assuredly after) he wears it. Please let me know if you have some tips!

Chub alert: Micah went to the doc yesterday and has gained 2 lbs. in the last 6 weeks! He is 20 lbs. now! We didn't measure him, but last time he was almost 29 inches. He seems huge to me! But, don't worry, he has himself on a baby yoga program...

This is Micah's way of getting from sitting to rolling position. It totally cracks me up. When he gets to rolling mode, he looks up at me and I have to clap a little bit and say, "You did it!" or else he may cry because he bumped his head a teeny bit on the way down. Cutie. (Oh, and please excuse what appears to be a dirty floor - it isn't really dirty - it is just old and needs to be replaced. It is LAST on the list of all of the things we have replaced in this house - including entirely new floors/carpeting in the rest of the house, completely re-painted entire house, 2 new bathrooms, and a brand new deck. But, I digress...)

I'm sure I have more to say, but it's getting late, and someone (I'm not saying who) is teething and kept both of us up for 2 hours last night. I'm scared for tonight...


  1. You always have so many pics of Micah on the blog and I LOVE looking at them! He's adorable - as is the Christmas picture!

  2. Love the pictures! Micah IS adorable and I'm loving the yoga moves. I'm excited to hear how the Ethiopian cooking goes. :)

  3. To be so flexible! Micah is so adorable; I never tire of pictures of him!

  4. Hey Great post! I'm so excited that you guys are going to try and make Ethiopian food. Let me know how it goes. We have our ethiopian ingredients on order from a resturant that is local. Hopefully we will get it soon. YUM I could eat Ethiopian food everyday. His outfit is amazing. And as far as washing goes...Um I suck at even Ironing soooo good luck :-).

    Love the baby Yoga...

  5. What a yummy and inspired Christmas you'll have! I LOOOOVE the traditional garb for M.

    p.s. in the first picture, it looks as though he has eyebrow dimples. too cute.

  6. I loved your final picture, he is such a doll! I can't wait to hear how your Ethiopian Meal turns out!

  7. That sounds way more ambitious than cooking a Turkey - What FUN!! I have to confess that I return to you blog frequently just to see Micah's adorable face. What a treasure!

  8. Love the pictures of sweet Micah! The Christmas Card picture is a his little outfit in that picture. :)

  9. Great pictures! He is too cute!
    I'm dying to see how the experiment with food goes! You are smart to hold off on the injera as I've heard that it's ubber hard! :)

  10. Ooohhh I can't wait to get to the House of Hope and eat some authentic Ethiopian food! Thanks for the spices link too, I'm getting some!
    I would suggest putting the little outfit in cold water inside out and in a mesh bag or a pillow case and then put it in the washer. Depending on if he spills something on it or not, a spot clean with Oxyclean may help.
    Have a great holiday.

  11. Great pictures - keep posting them! I love Micah's elf picture.

    So he's teething - that would explain what looks like a large amount of drool on his shoulder in that last picture :-)

  12. OK, I love the final pick for the
    Christmas cards.But any one of them would bring a smile to the recipient!
    I need yoga lessons!!!

  13. He is so sweet!! I love the spoon pictures:-) Good for you trying to make Ethiopian food!!

  14. Micah is adorable- love the photos!