Jacob and Micah seem to be really starting to enjoy each other's company. This is a wonderful stage to watch. They're mimicking each other's actions, Micah loves to tickle Jacob, Jacob loves to hold Micah's hand. It is so adorable to watch! Jonathan and I took the boys to the zoo for a bit yesterday. It was really hot already at 1100, so we didn't plan to stay long. Well, Micah had other plans! He got so upset every time we tried to skirt past an animal. He wanted to see each and every one! He especially loved looking at the snakes in the reptile house and petting the stingrays. Jacob wanted to pet the stingrays, but couldn't seem to get past the fear of falling in the water with the stingrays. They both had a great time at the zoo, and Daddy got to come along this time, too.
Micah said a couple of new words today and yesterday. Yesterday, at the zoo, he kept asking, "What dat?" and wanted detailed explanations of what animals he was looking at. Today, he said he was "ungry" for hungry. Jacob asked for "yogurt" and loves asking where Logan is (now that he can say the name properly) and says Micah's name very clearly. Jacob is one who gets his mind set on one way to say a word, even though he may not be saying it correctly (or even close). He's finally starting to come around and we're starting to be able to understand more and more of what he's saying. He still has his own way of saying "please" and "thank you" and neither one sounds like what he's trying to say... so we're still working on those. He's still learning to count to 10 and learn his colors.
We seem to be making progress on the sleep front. Today, Micah slept until almost 7:30! I had to keep checking on him to make sure he was breathing, LOL. It would sure be nice if he did that again tomorrow, but I doubt that he will. Last night, he was just wiped out from the two very short cat-naps he took on the way to and from the zoo.