Friday, July 4, 2008


"Where's Micah?" is a phrase you're going to hear if you are around the Vonderahe family for more than 20 minutes. This zaney kid (his middle name is Zane, coincidentally) constantly keeps us on our toes as a family. He's already had special priviledges that his older siblings can only aspire to, like undergoing cranio-facial surgery, being escorted home by the police, riding in an ambulance and a few near-drownings. I know...and really, I hope....that he will continue to elude death on an almost daily basis by running after life with such joy and abandon. He's not sneaky or dishonest or testing, as much as he just sees a mountain top and knows he needs to be there. I really love that about him. It inspires me to trust God and reach higher, be bolder, be unafraid.

With all those moments of panic, suspense and surprise, knowing Micah also affords us some pretty good laughs, and I want to share a few recent visuals of the hilarity that is our little "Zaney Baby"...
"Super Hero" was his favorite thing for a while, which is funny because we don't really talk, read or watch anything super-hero related. Maybe that's just his calling........

....Oh, well, except for Mr. Incredible, but he didn't have a cape. "NO CAPES!"

He likes to dress up and swing. He swings successfully in wigs and daddy's old ties.

OK, this was shocking! I was a little confused at what I was seeing at first. Korah left her suim suit in the bathtub and so, hey, why not? He has a sense of humor! And I'm thinking that suimsuit doesn't fit Korah anymore if it just about fits Micah. I'm taking it out of the system.

One night after everyone was in bed, Korah came to us and reported, "Micah was playing around with toys and fell asleep upside-down!" It looks like he gave up on the Rubik's Cube and passed out. When I lifted him up onto his pillow, he had a really firm grip on that ladder. He always has preferred to be upside-down!

Oh, and his laugh is amazing...the best sound in the world!

JOY. That about sums it up. It's freezing cold and we weren't really doing anything that exciting at the moment, but this is how Micah felt! It's contagious!

...And I love him to bits & pieces. How much more does God love him?
Micah means who is like God.

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is."
John 3.1-2


CC said...

Way too cute! He must have learned his super hero obsession from me!

Emily* said...

Super cute pictures! I'll try to start commenting more, I'm a bad blogstalker.... Let's get together soon, did you hear we're moving!! :)

Corinna said...

he sounds amazing! and much like my second born son, jadon.
God knew what he was doing when he made them!

The Contessa said...

Oh Wendy, I am SO enjoying your blog! I wish I lived closer so that I could see you and meet all of your darling children. (I can't believe how big Korah's gotten! How long has it been since Jess & Justin's wedding?) It's a treat to get a glimpse into your life via your blog. Thanks for sharing!

~Gina (aka "The Contessa")