Today we celebrate Micah! 32 years of life... and I have been so blessed to be a part of almost 11 of those years! Yeah! Micah has been the one who has challenged, taught and loved me the more than any other person... and I am thankful! His wisdom amazes me, his kindness, patience, and gentleness overwhelms me, and his friendship blesses me!
Happy Birthday, MICAH!
This morning the day started with making Micah a birthday apple pie! He told me I did not have to make him a pie and I laughed... whatever! It is your birthday - you are totally going to get an apple pie! So here it is finished.....
This afternoon Ciarah, Ethan and I went to Augusta this afternoon for a play group at the pool. Ethan... once again attacked the water with enthusiasm and excitement, even though it was cold (the pools heater was down) and the wind was blowing!
After our swim - I got to give Ciarah a tour of our small town... I love where we live. Even though we don't live in town, I still consider it our small town.... It only took a few minutes to drive around, but Ciarah thought it was cute.
We stopped at my favorite store... Latigo and Lace. It is filled with unusual art, gifts and stuff. I just think this store is the most unique store I have ever been to and I just love being in there. It has a great kid's section - so sometimes Ethan and I just go there to play with the puppets, stuff animals, and the books. We got coffee and hot chocolate and headed home.
When we got home - Ciarah asked if we could got tubing again... we had a little bit of time so we laid Ethan down for a nap and Ciarah and I went tubing - while Micah and Ethan slept. We almost died.....! And I am not even kidding! Well, maybe! We hiked a mile up the trail and put in by the pack bridge. I loved the look on Ciarah's face as we went through the wild water and the small drops. I have not gone down that stretch in about 2 years... so I have forgotten parts of it. All I could remember is that there were waterfalls... well... to make a very long story short - I had to rescue Ciarah a couple times, I almost got pulled down a waterfall by the current, and we both could barely move when we reached our destination. I seriously think we both had the first stages of hypothermia! No one told us that we should not go tubing when the wind was blowing and it was only 76 degrees out. WE ARE STILL FREEZING... and it is like 4 hours later! I guess we now share a wild adventure... so good times and thank God we are alive!
This evening Ciarah watched Ethan and Micah and I were able to go out to dinner to celebrate his birthday. It was fun to sit and enjoy a meal without distraction. When we got home we lit candles and sang to Micah... apple pie is a nice way to end the evening! What a great day!