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I couldn’t possibly tell you everything that has happened since my last post, but I will try (as concisely as possible).
We’ve been busy surviving around these parts. As I’m sure many of you are aware, our area has been hit with record snowfall this winter, and winter is not over yet. On the radio I heard that the last time this area saw snow like this was over a hundred years ago. Whether that’s true or not, I haven’t seen snow like this since I lived in Colorado (and even then it may not have been quite this much).
We’ve spent much of the last two weeks snowed in and stuck inside. We’ve made every effort to leave the house when it has been safe, and we’ve even played in the snow a bit, but a few of us are beginning to feel a touch of cabin fever (not me, I assure you!).
Although the initial snow caught us off guard and without a snow shovel, we’ve since remedied that. We are now the proud owners of, not one, but two snow shovels, and we are working hard to keep our sidewalk snow free.
We may not have had a snow shovel, but we were prepared with plenty of food and water to ride out each of the major “dumps” from the sky. Since we had just begun spending some of our tax return before the storms hit, we also had plenty to do around the house.
How the Kids Are
Micah woke up today (yes, this very day) with his first neck cramp. He had never had one before, and this one seems like one of those really bad ones.
Unfortunately, he is extremely intolerant of any pain that hurts less than broken bones. When he’s really hurt bad, you’d hardly know it because of how well he handles the pain. When it’s just a little scrape, bruise or neck cramp though, you’d think he was going to die.
And that’s how he sounded all day long. We couldn’t get him to relax to let the muscle loosen up, and he refused to embrace the pain long enough to work the muscle and rub the cramp out. So, all day long he walked around with his heck cocked to one side and screamed and cried like a little girl every time he had to move his head.
Needless to say, it wasn’t pretty. I’m just glad it wasn’t something truly painful. Like a muscle spasm. Even as an adult I’ve been known to scream and cry out in pain when I get one of those.
Outside of today’s incident, however, Micah has been doing relatively well. I’m thinking of letting him write up his own update next month. We’ll see. If I let him, it promises to be interesting.
Here’s a leftover photo from when we visited my parents in January:
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I wrote a caption for it. It goes like this:
Where Micah is, there also shall you find Horror Land.
Sophie just turned two this month, and got one of the best presents ever – A new baby cousin. On the same day as her birthday, my sister gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. If she starts a blog or anything more public than Facebook, I’ll let you all know.
Back in our family, though, Sophie had a really great second birthday. Rochelle worked hard and made a great breakfast for her (with strawberries – her favorite), and a really cool Tinker Bell cake. Sophie played out in the snow, played all day inside, pooped on the toilet for the second time (this was the first time without screaming and crying though), and got her very own big girl bed (which she happily slept in that same night).
I’ve got two videos to sum up the day. One is us playing out in the snow on her birthday. The other is a compilation of the rest of our activities that day (including cake, presents and playing).
My mom and dad sent Sophie a present before all the storms, but because of the snow, we didn’t get the box until a week after her birthday. Here’s a picture of Sophie looking at their card with her mommy:
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She really, really liked the card. It had a Disney princess on it. Sophie LOVES Disney princesses. She also really liked the gift. At our YouTube channel you can find a video of Sophie opening their present, and a video of her enjoying it afterward. What we don’t have video or photos of is her loving it even more every day. She has taken that doll to bed with her almost every night, and she carries it so sweetly, like a little mommy. It’s super cute.
We are going to have Sophie back in for an MRI sometime toward the end of this month or beginning of next month, and we’ll let you know what we learn then (if anything). So far she has been an absolute menace around the house, opening doors, moving furniture, telling people what to do, and pretty much acting like she’s the boss. I don’t think she’s having any problems with her brain. She’s got a bad case of the terrible twos, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’ve uploaded a total of seven new YouTube videos to our channel since the last post, and I’ve added about twenty new photos to our Family Photo album as well. When you get a chance, make sure you check them out since I only linked to a few of them from this post. As always, we appreciate all of your love, comments and support, and we look forward to hearing from you.
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