One of the gifts that Micah got for his first birthday were Batman pajamas, and until this week, they never really fit.  They are still a bit baggy, but he loves them.  Its actually a bit funny how much he has grown to like Batman in the last year without ever seeing a movie.

When we are on an airplane, one of his favorite activities is to look through the SkyMall catalogue.  On one of the pages there are some Batman things and whenever we got to that page, mom or dad had to say, “I’m a big strong man” in our best Batman impression.

Then whenever we walk through a toy section in a store, he always has to stop and look at the Batman collection.  When he’s at his grammy’s house, his uncle has some Batman guys and he has to get those guys and play with those, while doing his Batman voice.  Its funny how attached a kid can get to a movie character without ever seeing a movie.

Well, last night we put the pjs on that Matt and Donny bought him for his first birthday and this is what happened:


Micah’s Second Birthday

As many of you saw, Micah’s second birthday was coming and he was very excited.  Well, it has come and gone and Micah is now officially TWO!!!  This birthday was very different than the last.  We live in a different state, it was much colder, there were no friends, but we had all the family there, and that was great.


Nehemiah came early to play with Micah.  Here they are having their snack on the ramp.  Nehemiah would later conquer the ramp in his riding truck, steering himself from the edges with the precision of a Formula One driver.


img_1433Micah and Nehemiah were both very impressed with the decorations.  Micah had an Elmo theme, including the Van Goghish drawing on the wall by Auntie Ashley.

img_1434Here is the Big Bird that Leah got when she was little.


img_1439Micah’s Oreo Cupcake.  Devoured like a champion.

img_1441If that wasn’t enough, we also had ice cream, or Tumnah as Micah calls it.

img_1444After dinner, cake, and ice cream, we opened presents!

img_1445Micah’s blocks!  He got a hammer block banging set.  I believe he has hit just about everything in the house other than the blocks.

img_1447Micah also got a bubble blower, making his parents obsolete.

img_1449The first and possibly last time he hit the blocks with the hammer.

img_1452Auntie Beth got him rubber animals!  He now has his own Busch Gardens to play with.

img_1453Dave ended up playing with it more than Micah.

img_1454And this is what happens if a two year old has a juice box, cupcake, and ice cream followed by presents.  Let this be a warning to parents everywhere.

FaceDown Behind the Music

This morning I was on my way into our staff meeting when someone told me they saw my video’s online.  When I gave them a confused look, they realized I didn’t know what they were talking about.  She explained that it was some type of video of FaceDown for a CORE Week in the past.  Then I realized that someone put up the Behind the Music episodes I made during my first summer out here.  So I watched the first one and I was taken back.  I had a ton of fun making them and should give a shout out to Dan Currier and Alex Wen who did a lot of the edit work on them.  I’ll throw up the videos on here, but for now, here’s the first episode!

CORE Week Video: Sterling Goooooold

A fun thing we did this summer was make some score videos.  Rather than have someone get up and announce scores, we decided to make stupid videos of Sterling Gold giving game updates and scoring updates.  We didn’t do a script and tried to do it in one take.  So here are two of them: