Micah and Drew have actually gotten much better at playing with each other these past few months. They can play Duplos, Legos, cars, whatever, for a pretty good long time together before it all breaks down. I'm glad to see them become so close, just like Nathan and Luke, and Caleb and Jonathan.
I was reading back over Micah's birth story today, and I'm so glad I don't have to deliver him again! He started out big, and he still is quite a bit bigger than anyone else ever was at each stage. He's been our only child who actually wears bigger sized clothes than his actual age! The thing I am really thankful for this year is that I can say that Micah is really a sweet boy. The tantrums that he used to have with such alarming regularity (pretty much anytime he didn't get his way, needed to pee, or really just thought something that wasn't going his way *might* happen . . .) have really disappeared. Even when he gets upset, he calms down again fairly quickly. None of us miss the days of the 3 hour crying jags, complete with banging on the door or wall! He has done so well in the elementary co-op. One lady even stopped me a few weeks ago to tell me how much she had enjoyed teaching Micah! He had helped clean up, he had listened well, he was just a joy. Who knew anyone would ever say such things about Micah?! He's no longer always the obstinate, uncooperative, stubborn mule he used to be! I'm really glad we stayed the course, as it were, because now we are finally reaping the reward of a happy, more settled child. I always say Micah is the child who really humbled me. Before him, I might have thought I had pretty much "figured things out", as far as parenting goes. Ha! Not so fast! What a challenge! So we are really thankful the Lord put Micah in our family, and we're so thankful that Micah has settled down so that each day is not such a trying struggle, like it used to be.