Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Micah's first birthday!

I can hardly believe my baby turned one yesterday. He's such a cute and sweet little guy and we just love him so much. It is bitter sweet to see him growing up. Each new stage is so delightful in its own way, but it is sad to say good bye to the baby years, especially when he may be our last baby. He had a nice day and though we never officially planned a party for him, three of his cousins ended up over for a good chunk of the day along with their parents of course, my dear sister-in-law and brother-in-law. (One set out of many! Hehe.) Though Micah napped for much of the "party", the rest of us had fun, particularly my sister-in-law and me. We gave Sasha a bath while the kids played and got her looking so clean and gorgeous! Silly me, but I have always loved bathing horses, and now that I finally have my own here I am delighted that she enjoyed her bath as much as I enjoyed giving it to her. She was so soft and silky when we were through. Here are a few pictures!

Yikes. Maybe I went a little overboard on the Sasha pictures there! I can't help myself. She just looked so nice and even though those are not all the greatest pictures, they show how nice her mane and tail got and how rich her color is, even if she is only classified as "brown", not even "bay"! 

As for little Micah, he was his usual lovable self and he enjoyed his cake immensely. He especially loved the little soccer ball his cousins gave him and he now walks around the house kicking it. He looks so much older than one when he does that! I don't have any pictures of that yet, but here are a couple of shots of my baby on his first birthday. And yes, I am aware that he really needs a hair cut! I always try to wait til they are one before really cutting their hair, just because it makes them look so much less baby-ish and it's kind of sad. Here is my sweet little pickle!

The second shot of him shows quite clearly why we affectionately refer to him as "The Beave". He is always sticking his teeth over his lip like that. He is truly a precious gift, as are all of our boys. We don't know what we'd do without them, despite how overwhelming it is sometimes. Even though I am a "desperate housemom", I do love my boys desperately too. I often vent in here, and share my struggles and at times discouragement, but I want to emphasize that I would do anything for my boys and I am extremely blessed to have all of them. 

So, on that note, I'm going to sign off. Oh, but not before sharing that tonight I rode Sasha again. I was only on her for about 40 minutes, but it was good and as usual, she did quite well. I am gradually building my confidence back up one ride at a time, seeing I am quite out of practice. I went onto the road, but barely at all. I am loving my horse. 

I'm off to relax for the very short remainder of the evening. Goodnight.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, your sweet little pickle looks so much like you! I am so glad that you got to have a fun birthday for him, and ultra glad that the rides with Sasha are going well.

Tell the beave happy birthday from Popcicle.